Past Exhibitions

Beauty of Japanese Art and Design From Rimpa and Ukiyo-e to Present Art

August 10 - October 20, 2019

One of the major features of Japanese Art is its decorativeness. The flow of Rimpa uses the abundance of nature as its motif, and the "decorative beauty" of gleamy gold and silver as well as the refined designs have been loved by people, crossing the border of painting and craftsmanship. The Ukiyo-e, too, has fascinated people since the Edo period. It skillfully employs expressions from all times and places. These expressions, abundant with a feeling for design that includes bold constructions and color schemes, did not fail to enchant the European Impressionists of the 19th century and enjoy a high degree of esteem even more so nowadays. Since the Meiji period, it has become common to distinguish between "art" and "design." Nevertheless, the decorativeness of Japanese Art has penetrated all kinds off genres and has been passed on to many contemporary artists and designers. This exhibition focuses on the decorativeness and designs that can be found in Japanese Art and presents its versatile beauty starting with Rimpa and Ukiyo-e, also displaying contemporary paintings and even posters.


Period August 10 [Sat.] - October 20 [Sun.], 2019
【1st Term : August 10 - September 16】
【2nd Term : September 21 - October 20】
Opening Hours 9:30 AM-6:00 PM [Last admission is 5:30 PM]
Closed Wednesdays [Except national holidays]
[August 21, 28, September 11, 17, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, October 2, 9, 15]
*From September 17 [Tue.] to 20 [Fri.], this exhibition will be closed to visitors due to installation work.
*Open August 12, 13,14, September 4, October 16.
Admission Adults 1,300yen [*1,000yen], University students 650yen [*500yen], Advance ticket 1,000yen
  • For groups of 20 people or more, admission fees in [* ] are applied.
  • Advance tickets are available from June 22 [Sat.] to August 9 [Fri.], 2019. Tickets for the special exhibitions also include admission to the collection exhibition.
  • Free admission both to collection exhibitions and special exhibitions for the following visitors.
    1. Children, students [elementary, junior high or high school students, etc.]
    2. Persons escorting children/students for school activities or social activities. [Submission of admission free application is necessary.]
    3. Disabled people with a physical disability certificate.
  • Please note that the Museum may be closed for maintenance or an exhibition change out.
  • Opening hours and days of the Museum may be changed depending on seasons or events.
Venue 2F exhibition room 2, 4
Organized by Toyama Prefectural Museum of Art and Design, The Kitanippon Shimbun,Kitanihon Broadcasting Co.,Ltd.