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Kamakura City Kaburaki Kiyotaka Memorial Art Museum

Kamakura City Kaburaki Kiyotaka Memorial Art Museum

Our museum was built on the site of the former residence of Kiyokata Kaburaki, a master of modern Japanese painting, in Yukinoshita, Kamakura, where he died. A Japanese-style building stands out in a quiet residential area in the ancient capital of Kamakura.

Kiyokata Kaburagi was born in Kanda, Tokyo in 1898. I grew up familiar with literature from an early age, and my career in painting began as an illustrator. Later, he turned to hand-drawn paintings, and his works, which mainly depict pure and graceful female figures, the lively lives of common people, portraits, and literature by his favorite authors, such as Higuchi Kazuyo and Izumi Kyoka, were popular among ordinary people. You can feel the gaze of empathy and compassion. Our connection to Kamakura dates back to 1945, when we settled in Zaimokuza. In Showa 29, the year he received the Order of Culture, he opened a painting studio here in Yukinoshita, where he lived until his death at the age of 93 in 1971. In his later years, Kiyokata referred to his career as ``playing with the tastes of citizens,'' and produced many works based on the lives of ordinary people. He left many works of Japanese paintings full of emotion, as well as essays written in an elegant style.

In 1994, works of art, materials, and land and buildings were donated to Kamakura City by the bereaved family, with the intention of passing on the place of painting and creation to future generations. In response to this, it opened as a memorial art museum in April 1998. We hope that everyone who visits the museum can spend a moment of peace while remembering Kiyokata's art and life.

Detailed info

Business hours
  • 9:00-17:00 (entry until 16:30) [Closed] Mondays (open on public holidays and closed the following weekday), New Year's holidays (December 29th to January 3rd), exhibition change periods, etc.
Access
神奈川県鎌倉市雪ノ下1-5-25
Parking 無(駐車場・駐輪場はありませんので、公共交通機関をご利用ください。)
平均利用額
  • 【観覧料】〈企画展〉一般¥200、小・中学生¥100、〈特別展〉一般¥300、小・中学生¥150 ※観覧料無料(要証明書)…(1)鎌倉市内の小中学校に通学する児童生徒、もしくは市内に在住し市外の小中学校に通学する児童生徒 (2)鎌倉市にお住まいで65歳以上の方 (3)身体障害者手帳・療育手帳・精神障害者保健福祉手帳をお持ちの方及びその介助の方 (4)鎌倉市原子爆弾被害者の援護に関する条例(昭和48年3月第37号)に基づく援護資格認定証の交付を受けた方(手帳などをご提示ください)

Related events

Art/Photography Special exhibition "The Sparkle of a Summer Day - The Kiyokata Family's Summer Vacation"
Art/Photography

Special exhibition "The Sparkle of a Summer Day - The Kiyokata Family's Summer Vacation"

2024.08.25 Kamakura area

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