Annual Events

Annual Schedule ( April 2010 - March 2011 )

  • Attractiveness of Kin-Kara-kawa-shi ~From the Past to the Future~Attractiveness of Kin-Kara-kawa-shi
    ~From the Past to the Future~

    March 20 - June 13

    Kin-Kara-kawa-shi ( literally, Golden Foreign-origin Leather Paper ) are Japanese Leather Paper made from Washi early in the Meiji period to imitate Kin- kara-kawa which was golden decorative leatherworks for the walls of medieval European royal palaces. While being exported to Europe, they were also used for such western-style buildings as Rokumeikan in Japan.
    Once they had disappeared, however Artist Takashi Ueda began a restoration effort, utilizing old carved round wood patterns made in those days. We exhibit the carved wood rolls, cut sheet samples from our collection, and Artist Ueda's works.

    Events

    + April10 and May22 Demonstration by Artist Ueda and his groups.
    + May15 Lecture ' Restoration of Cultural Properties ~ Kin-kara-kami of Ikeda Mansion ~ ' by Mr. Hiroyuki Kobayashi

    Kin-kara-kawa-shi cut sheet samples of the western building in Ikeda-shi Teien Garden

  • Beauty of Beaten Bark Paper in Asia that bloomed in the New Stone AgeBeauty of Beaten Bark Paper in Asia that bloomed in the New Stone Age

    June19 - July4

    Up to now the Southeast Asia had been seened as a dark region for the paper culture because it was far from the diffusion route of the paper invention. But, in reality, in this region the beaten bark paper culture had developed highly.
    This time we exhibit such rare and precious collection by its researcher Isamu Sakamoto, as books made from beaten bark paper, beaters, and transparent beaten bark paper.

    Events

    + June26 Lecture ' Mysterious beauty of transparent beaten bark paper ' by Researcher Isamu Sakamoto.
    + July3 Hands-on exhibits & Lecture by Researcher Isamu Sakamoto.

    An Indonesian old woman holding a special beater for making transparent beaten bark paper

  • Summer Paper Special ~ Secret of Corrugated Boxes, 101 years old,  packing and carrying ~Summer Paper Special
    ~ Secret of Corrugated Boxes, 101 years old, packing and carrying ~

    July17 - September 5

    History of corrugated boxes, their manufacturing process, recycling, etc. will be introduced in an easy way for children to understand. You can also enjoy Artist Eiji Hiyama's works and animals made from corrugated boards.

    Events

    + July19 Corrugated Board Workshop
    + July24 Easy Marbling Postcard
    + July31, August28 ' Let's Play with Paper '
    + August14 Corrugated Board Craft
    + August21 ' Let's Learn about Paper '

  • Beauty of Japan's Modern Western Paintings ~From the Collection of Paper Business World ~Beauty of Japan's Modern Western Paintings
    ~From the Collection of Paper Business World ~

    September 18 - November 28

    Autumn, the best season for art. About 25 paintings from the collection of the paper-related companies are being specially opened to the public.

    Events

    + Lecture ' Tsune Nakamura and his age '. The date, not fixed.
    + Museum Talk. The date, not fixed.

    Part of the still-life painted by Tsune Nakamura

  • Jidai Kami Mange ~ To observe Paper every 60 years from Edo era to Heisei ~Jidai Kami Mange
    ~ To observe Paper every 60 years from Edo era to Heisei ~

    December 11 - March 6, 2011

    Commemorating the Museum's 60th anniversary, we will look back over paper and people's life for the past, from the Edo era to the Heisei period every 60 years.

    Events

    + January29,2011 Workshop ' Easy Book Binding '
    + February26,2011 Workshop ' Nishiki-e, colored woodblock print '

    Meiji 43rd year's calendar

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