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The Art of Nihonga

17 March 2018 



Welcome from Prof. Kato, director of research institute of Tsurugaoka Hachimnagu


Lecture  “Japanese Sense of Beauty ~water and rain~” Rev. Mr. Shigeho Yoshida, Chief Priest


Workshop“Traditional Tools and Techniques of Nihonga” Ayako Imanishi, Curator of Kaburaki Kiyokata Memorial Art Museum









Biography of the guest lecturer

Ayako Imanishi      Curator of Kaburaki Kiyokata Memorial Art Museum

Ms. Imanishi graduated from Musashino Art University and finished a doctoral degree program there, majoring in Japanese modern art history and the history of woodblock printing.

She has served as a curator of Kaburaki Kiyokata Memorial Art Museum since 2010. She has produced many special exhibitions, and has also introd uced interactive programs to promote the beauty and depth of Japanese paintings, including various workshops, research, and seminars.


Kaburaki Kiyokata Memorial Art Museum

The Kaburaki Kiyokata Memorial Art Museum was opened in 1998 in Kamakura. Kaburaki Kiyokata is a renowned painter of modern Japanese-style painting and lived the last part of his life in the building that has now become the museum.

Mr. Kiyokata painted numerous works of the daily lives of the common people, receiving the Order of Cultural Merit in 1954 from the Japanese government. The architecturally refined Museum mainly exhibits his works and is an elegant example of a Japanese-style house with a graceful and traditional atmosphere.


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