Nov 3 - Jan 19

Kyoto Museum of Contemporary Art

Rosanjin Kitaoji was the pseudonym of a celebrated artist—and gourmand—who gained notoriety during Japan’s Showa period (1926-1989). The year 2019 marks the 60 year anniversary of his death; in his honor, the Kyoto Museum of Contemporary Art is showcasing about 100 of his visionary works spread across five categories: Pottery, Calligraphy, Tea, Flower, and Food. Rosanjin explored many fields of arts and crafts, including pottery, calligraphy, painting, and seal-engraving—he even opened his own restaurant. During his lifetime, he met the likes of Pablo Picasso and was designated a Living National Treasure by the Japanese government, though he declined the honor.

Time: 10:00 am-6:00 pm (Last Entry 5:30 pm) Closed Mondays (open on 11/4, 1/13) Winter Holiday Closed 12/28 - 1/4
Admission: 1000 yen
Access: 3 min walk from Gion-Shijo Station
Kyoto Museum of Contemporary Art