Exhibition The World of Buddha by Insho DOMOTO
From his paintings to his private collection of masterpiece statues
Session May 29 (Wed) - September 23 (Mon), 2019
Closed Monday (Open on public holidays, but closed the next day)
Open Hours 9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.  (Please enter the building at least 30 minutes before closing time..)
  one person Groups(20+)
Adults 500YEN 400YEN
University students
High school students
400YEN 320YEN
Junior high school students
Elementary school students
200YEN 160YEN
Organizer Kyoto Prefecture, Kyoto Prefectural INSHO-DOMOTO MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, Kyoto Shimbun
- Exhibition/ Main Building
Insho Domoto(1891-1975), Japanese-style painter, made a number of Buddhist paintings throughout his life.

It was from 1935 to 1944 when Insho was most active in producing religious paintings. Among them, masterpieces are Buddhist paintings in Goju-Hoto (a five-storied pagoda) of Shitennoji Temple, Osaka(1940). Although the pagoda was burnt down by the fires of war, the sketches and studies fortunately remain.

The current exhibition presents these sketches at a time, along with related Buddhist paintings, so that we can see how he produced the Buddhist paintings of the pagoda.

In addition, specially exhibited for the first time are Buddhist statues from the Heian to the Kamakura periods from Insho Domoto's collection.

We hope you'll take this chance to enjoy the Buddhist statues loved by Insho, who is also known as a true connoisseur.
- Exhibition/ New Wing

Contemporary Artists in Kyoto


We focus on contemporary artists based in Kyoto to search for charms of their art work.

Genzo Kawamura
"Inner form - Drawing a heart -"
May 29 (Wed) - July 28 (Sun), 2019

Satomi Fujii
"Sketches and Paintings"
July 30 (Tue) - Septembert 23 (Mon), 2019