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An example of kirikane work by Sayoko Eri at the Kyoto State Guest House

Sayoko Eri and the World of Kirikane

A special exhibition at Kyoto's Museum EKI

By Kim    - 1 min read
Venue: Museum EKI, Kyoto When: Jan 2nd - Jan 24th 2021, 12:00am - 11:59pm

A special exhibition taking place at Kyoto's Museum EKI looks into kirikane works by Sayoko Eri (1945 - 2007) who was certified as a Living National Treasure in 2002. Kirikane is a Japanese decorative technique often used on paintings and statues that uses gold leaf, silver leaf, or platinum leaf which is cut into lines and shapes.

The event aims to showcase the beauty of kirikane work, and educate more people about this traditional Japanese art form.

Adult admission to the event is priced at 900 yen.

Getting there

Museum EKI Kyoto is located within the Kyoto Station building, on the 7th floor adjacent to the Isetan department store. The station is served by a wide variety of lines, including the Tokaido Shinkansen, the Tokaido Main Line, the Nara Line, and the Sanin Main Line.

For those who plan to drive, parking is available at the station, which is charged at 600 yen for the first hour, and 300 yen for every 30 minutes thereafter.

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Kim @kim.b

I'm an expat who has lived abroad for almost a decade, including 7 years in Japan. I've also visited 44 of 47 prefectures and hope to get to the last three someday! I'm particularly fond of exploring off the beaten path destinations, gardens, and tea houses, and have a real interest in Japan's growing vegan scene.

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Elizabeth S a month ago
I had a peek at the Museum Eki Kyoto website. The old master is gone, but the introduction indicates her daughter and fellow craftspeople carry on the tradition.
Elizabeth S a month ago
In these strange days, traditional crafts and performing arts need the attention of the public if they are to live on.