Asahi Beer Oyamazaki Villa Museum of Art
 
EXHIBITION

The Stylish Elegance of Japanese Combs and Ornamental Hairpins

Dec 15, 2018-Feb 24, 2019

The Stylish Elegance of Japanese Combs and Ornamental Hairpins

 In the Edo period, strict restrictions were put on women’s clothing and accessories according to their status or occupation. Despite such restrictions, women used to pursue the expression of their own individualities in hair accessories, enjoying prinking themselves up with various kushi (combs) and kanzashi (hairpins) made with artisanal originality and ingenuity. The Kushi Kanzashi Museum houses a hair accessory collection built up by Chiyo Okazaki (1924–1999). The collection includes masterpieces from the late Edo period and excellent works by renowned artists, including Korin Ogata (1658–1716), Hoitsu Sakai (1761–1829) and Yoyusai Hara (1769–1845).

 This exhibition introduces visitors to about 300 exhibits, including kushi and kanzashi, which can be called “palm-size artworks” crystallizing the essence of Japanese craftwork, as well as ukiyo-e woodblock prints, which show us the customs of people in those times.

◎Date

Dec 15,2018 – Feb 24,2019
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
*last admission: 4:30 p.m.

◎Closed

Mondays
(except Dec 17, Jan 14 and Feb 11)
Dec 25- Jan 3, Jan 15 and Feb 12

◎Organizers

Asahi Beer Oyamazaki Villa Museum of Art

◎Admission*Prices in parenthes is apply to groups of 20 or more.

Adult
900 yen(800 yen)
University or high school student
500 yen(400 yen)
Admission is free for junior high school students and younger children.
Admission is 300 yen upon presentation of a Disabled Person's Booklet (Shogaisha Techo).

Main Exhibits

  • Comb with heron. Maki-e. Signed “Hokkyo Korin” with seal

    Comb with heron. Maki-e. Signed
    "Hokkyo Korin" with seal
    Edo Period
    Kushi Kanzashi Museum

  • Comb with whirlpool. Maki-e. Signed “Yoyusai.”

    Comb with whirlpool.
    Maki-e. Signed “Yoyusai.”
    Edo Period
    Kushi Kanzashi Museum

  • Ivory Comb, hairpin and bodkin with cherry blossoms.

    Ivory Comb, hairpin and bodkin
    with cherry blossoms.
    Edo Period
    Kushi Kanzashi Museum

  • Ornamental hairpin with fan, plum blossoms and bird cage design and hanging decoration. Gold, silver and coral.

    Ornamental hairpin with fan,
    plum blossoms and bird cage design
    and hanging decoration.
    Gold, silver and coral.
    Edo Period
    Kushi Kanzashi Museum

  • Kunichika ICHIOUSAI Thirty-two Fashionable Physiognomies Looking become sober up

    Kunichika ICHIOUSAI
    "Thirty-two Fashionable Physiognomies
    Looking become sober up"
    1869
    POLA Research Institute of Beauty & Culuture

Related Event

Gallery Talk by Curator

Date 14:00-14:30
every second & fourth Saturday
Venue Main Building, Dream Box
Admission Free of charge *Need museum admission
No advance application needed

Christmas Week’s Special Concert

Date 11:30- and 14:30- (approx.25mins each)
Dec 22, 23 and 24
Venue Main Building
Admission Free of charge *Need museum admission
No advance application needed

Café Event Special sweets for the exhibition The Stylish Elegance of Japanese Combs and Ornamental Hairpins

We offer our original Florentines, European-style biscuits featuring the wonderful aroma of almonds and a crunchy texture, decorated with elegant patterns modeled after those on kushi(combs). This specialty is a marriage of chic and brilliant Japanese kushi and the traditional European confection.

Heron-patterned Florentines set
Ume blossom-patterned Florentines set
Dates
available
10:00-16:45
Sep 15,2018 – Dec 2,2018
Cooperation RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto
Price Sweets ¥550 each (include tax)
Sweets with tea/coffee ¥950 each (include tax)
*Need museum admission
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