December 30, 2023

Exhibition Exploration: The 10th Nitten Kyoto

Nitten is a comprehensive art exhibition consisting of five sections: Japanese-style painting, Western-style painting, sculpture, crafts, and calligraphy, and is one of the largest public exhibitions of its kind in the world.
Nitten has a long history, dating to the first Ministry of Education Art Exhibition in 1907.
Nitten is held every fall at the National Art Center, Tokyo, and then tours major cities in Japan.
In Kyoto, the traveling exhibition opened on December 23, 2023, at Kyoto City KYOCERA Museum of Art, and I immediately went to see it.

Kyoto City KYOCERA Museum of Art
Kyoto City KYOCERA Museum of Art

464 works in five categories (Japanese painting, Western painting, sculpture, craft art, and calligraphy) are on display at the Kyoto City KYOCERA Museum of Art.

The 10th Nitten Kyoto
The 10th Nitten Kyoto
The 10th Nitten Kyoto
The 10th Nitten Kyoto
The 10th Nitten Kyoto

Among the artists exhibiting at Kogei Art KYOTO, works by Koken Murata and Issei Hattori were displayed

The 10th Nitten Kyoto, Work of Koken Murata
Works of Koken Murata
The 10th Nitten Kyoto, Work of Koken Murata
The 10th Nitten Kyoto, Work of Issey Hattori
Works of Issey Hattori
The 10th Nitten Kyoto, Work of Issey Hattori

The exhibition is imposing, with large works in all sections.
The traveling exhibition will be held in Nagoya, Kobe, and Kanazawa, beginning in Kyoto.

The 10th Nitten Touring Exhibition Schedule (tentative)