Expositions temporaires thématiques


- Special Exhibition - Parade of Shinto Festivals


Special Exhibitions

- Special Exhibition - Parade of Shinto Festivals

- Special Exhibition - Parade of Shinto Festivals
Term:Oct. 15, 2016 (Sat) - Dec. 4, (Sun)

    At Shinto shrines throughout Japan there are numerous festivals at which parades are put on and portable shrines, floats, and performing arts come together to fill the streets. Comparing festivals from ancient to modern times it is possible to discover many common features. We consider the establishment of festival cultures in Kyoto, Edo, Tokyo, and their spread to other regions. Because many people enjoy resplendent festivals, they attract many spectators. Moreover, paintings depiciting the festivities and information guides with accounts of festivals were published.
    In this exhibition, we introduce the historical development and highlight of “festivals (Sairei)” through depictions in paintings, folding screens, and picture scrolls. Festivals explored include: Kamo-sai (Aoi Matsuri), Gion Matsuri, Tsushima Tenno Matsuri, Tenka Matsuri (Kanda Matsuri and Sanno Matsuri), and others.

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Term Oct. 15, 2016 (Sat) - Dec. 4, (Sun)
Place Kokugakuin University Museum, Special Exhibition Space
Hours 10:00 – 18:00 (Last admission 17:30)
Closed No closed day during this exhibition.
Access Accessible on foot or by bus, 10-15 minutes from Shibuya, Omote-sandō, or Ebisu Station.
Directions to Kokugakuin University Museum
Admission Fee Free