Exhibition DOMOTO INSHO-Amazing Creative Power-
Special Exhibition :Fusuma Paintings from Chikurin-ji Temple,Kochi
Session November 30, 2019 (Sat) to March 29, 2020 (Sun)
Closed Monday (Open on public holidays, but closed the next day)
Year end and new year holidays (12/28-1/4)
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 510YEN 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) first won a prize at The Japanese Art Academy Exhibition (Teiten) in 1919. Since then, over nearly 60 years of his art practice, he had always kept on trying to achieve cutting-edge expression going beyond the limitation of Nihonga (Japanese-style painting).

Insho depicted a variety of motifs through his life, such as landscapes, figures, flowers and birds, and Shinto and Buddhist deities. Especially since mid 1950's, he exhibited avand-garde abstract paintings one after another at home and overseas. Such abstract Nihonga by a Japanese artist had never before been seen in Japan, which let him make a significant mark on the Japanese art world.

The current exhibition specially presents Fusuma Paintings from Chikurin-ji Temple, Kochi, at our museum for the first time in 14 years.

These dynamic Fusuma Paintings by perfect abstract expression are an epoc-making art work in the history of Japanese Shohekiga (partition and wall paintings). In addition, we present his most representative works from our collection, which show you Insho's impressive technique of a virtuoso painter.