Moriguchi Kunihiko: Yuzen / Design

Crossroads of Creativity

Oct 13th
Dec 6th
Venue: National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto When: Oct 13th - Dec 6th 2020, 9:30am - 5:00pm

Yuzen is a type of Japanese dyeing technique which involves the application of rice paste to fabric in order to prevent color transfer.

From October 13th until December 6th 2020 at Kyoto's National Museum of Modern Art, a special exhibition will be taking place centered around this unique practice, titled "Moriguchi Kunihiko: Yuzen / Design – Crossroads of Creativity".

The exhibit focuses on the works of Kunihiko Moriguchi, a textile artist and Living National Treasure who specializes in the yuzen technique. Moriguchi has managed to thread yuzen into various realms, from kimono production through to creating shopping bags for the Mitsukoshi department store.

Getting there

Kyoto's National Museum of Modern Art can be conveniently accessed by various public transport options.

If you're traveling from Kyoto Station, take Kyoto City Bus No. 5 headed towards Ginkakuji Temple Via Heian-jingu Shrine. Alight at the Okazaki Koen/Bijutsukan,Heian Jingu-mae stop.

If you're using the Kyoto subway network, head to Higashiyama Station (Tōzai Line) and the museum is around 10 minutes walk away.

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Kim @kim.b

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Lynda Hogan 3 months ago
I think I have said this before, but its so true: I just love the names they come up with for these exhibitions. "Crossroads of creativity" has a great ring to it.
Bonson Lam 5 months ago
The venerable department stores in Kyoto had a long history of collaboration of artisans and craft makers, one that continues today. When I met Taro Yamamoto, whose works are displayed in Kyoto, Sydney and many parts of the world, I can see his passion in bringing art in a different setting. You can see one of the original tote bags celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Rose Symbol for Takashimaya department store here.
Elena Lisina 5 months ago
Kimono is amazing!
Kim Author 5 months ago
Yes! The level of detail in many of them is just incredible.