Sword fittings of Kyoto

Visual Traditional

   Sword fittings such as sword guards, sword mountings, and kozuka (a small knife fitted to the saya) accrued various adornments in the relative peace of the Edo period and rapidly acquired value as art works. At the end of the era these techniques reached their zenith, and luxurious sword fittings displaying highly developed metal carving technology on various kinds of metal such as gold, silver, shakudo and shibuichi were produced. Especially in Kyoto elegant, elaborately carved works in possession of the refinement of high art represented in painterly fashion the traditional beauties of nature.
   At the center of the present exhibition is the work of the Goto Ichijo clan and the Otsuki school of Sasayama Tokuoki and Kano Natsuo, as well as the metal-carving art learned under the tutelage of Kano Natsuo. We hope that you enjoy these products of high skill and exquisite sensibility, and the lofty air of dignity that they possess.

Date / Term

November 18, 2017 (Sat.) - February 11, 2018 (Sun.)
10:00 a.m. ~ 5:00 p.m.
*Last admission: 4:30 p.m.

Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays
*except for National Holidays on Monday or Tuesday

Kiyomizu sannenzaka museum

3-337-1 kiyomizu sanneizaka kita-iru kiyomizudera-monzen
higashiyama-ku kyoto, 605-0862

*From Kyoto Station, take the Number 206 or 100 buses.
 The nearest bus stop is Kyoto City Bus stop: Kiyomizumichi.
 It's a 7-minute walk from the Kiyomizumichi bus stop.

*By Car: We do not have a parking lot, but there are pay parking lots nearby.
On Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays, please take notice that Sannenzaka Road is closed to all vehicles between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Admission Adults: JPY 800
University, senior high school, and Junior high school student: JPY 500
Elementary school student: JPY 300
Children under elementary school age: Free
Organizer Kiyomizu sannenzaka museum
Contact Tel:075-532-4270 Fax:075-532-4271

*For more information, please contact the each organizer.

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