12/17~1/15 Enjoy the world of Kinkarakami at the Former Iwasaki Residence
“Enjoy the World of Kinkarakami at the Former Iwasaki-tei” will be held at the Former Iwasaki-tei garden, which is a nationally designated important cultural property.
On the 2nd floor of our Western-style building, there is a guest room with a precious wallpaper called “Golden leather paper”, which has been very well received by visitors.
For a limited time, we will be holding an exhibition focusing on the “Kinkarakashi Paper”. Please enjoy the romantic world of kinkarakami in the Kyu-Iwasaki-tei garden.
Former Iwasaki Residence Garden Western-style building
Grape arabesque pattern (part of the folding screen)
Saturday, December 17, 2022 to Sunday, January 15, 2023
9:00 to 17:00 (last entry at 16:30)
Kinkarakami and Kinkarakami
This is a reproduction of Japanese paper made from animal skins in Europe. During the Meiji period, gold leather paper was widely used in Europe and the United States.
It was highly acclaimed in Japan, and was actively exported as a Japanese art industry. However, in the early Showa period, new technologies appeared and demand increased.
Due to the decline in demand, it has become a lost craft.
Around the end of the Showa era, there was a movement to revive the once-discontinued technique of making gold leather paper, and art related to cultural properties
Takashi Ueda (representative of Kinkarakami Research Institute), who was in charge of printing, succeeded in restoring it. Renewing the once-lost kinkarakashi paper
We call it “Kinkarakami” with the meaning of “revived”.
This time, the scale of the exhibition has been scaled up from previous years, and it has been used for the restoration of important cultural properties in various places since around 1985.
“Kinkarakami patterns will be on display.” In addition, there are framed pictures and panels with paintings made using the technique of kinkarakami, and the wind used in tea ceremonies.
“Furnace folding screens will also be on display.” Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the time and enjoy the gorgeous world of
[Design of main exhibits (planned)]
・ Framed picture – In addition to the symbolically arranged pair of flower-eating birds that are said to bring good luck, there are also acanthus,
・ Panels – In addition to the “Rural Landscape” used on the ceiling of the VIP room of the Tokyo Metropolitan Theater, “Hunter” and “Rose Pattern”
・Folding screens – In addition to “lilies and insects,” in which insects such as bees and butterflies are delicately drawn on lily patterns, “grape patterns,” etc.
・Furosaki folding screen – In addition to the “birds and irises” used in the former Hayashi family residence (national important cultural property) in Okaya City, Nagano Prefecture,
“Swirl pattern” etc.
・Screen – “Flower and curve pattern” used in the garden of the former Iwasaki residence, “Chrysanthemum pattern” used in the former Nippon Yusen Otaru branch, etc.
Past panel exhibitions
Past screen display
Former Iwasaki Residence Garden Western-style/Japanese-style 4 Cooperation
Kinkarakami Research Institute (Representative Mr. Nao Ueda) 5 Requests when using the garden from the perspective of preventing the spread of new coronavirus infection
・Please wear a mask when having a conversation nearby or in an indoor facility. ・Depending on how crowded the park is, you may have to wait to enter. ・Please wash and disinfect your hands frequently.
・Please refrain from visiting the park if you are not feeling well. 6 Others
This is a notice to the visitors. This event will be held while saving electricity while considering the safety of everyone. power We appreciate your understanding and cooperation with the “reduce,” “create,” and “accumulate” HTT.
About the Former Iwasaki Residence Garden
A nationally designated important cultural property. It was completed in 1896 as the residence of Hisaya Iwasaki, the third president and the eldest son of Yataro Iwasaki, the founder of Mitsubishi Zaibatsu. In the past, more than 20 buildings stood side by side on the site of 15,000 tsubo, but now the site area is reduced to one-third. Three large halls remain.
[Opening hours] 9:00 to 17:00 (last admission at 16:30)
[Closed] December 29th to January 1st
[Address] 1-3-45 Ikenohata, Taito-ku
[Transportation] About 3 minutes on foot from Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line Yushima Station (Exit 1)
About 10 minutes on foot from Tokyo Metro Ginza Line Ueno Hirokoji Station (Exit 3)
About 10 minutes on foot from Toei Oedo Line Ueno Okachimachi Station (Exit 3) About 15 minutes on foot from JR Okachimachi Station (North Exit) About 10 minutes on foot from Keisei Electric Railway Keisei Ueno Station (Ikenohata Exit)
※There is no parking lot.
[Entrance fee] General: 400 yen, 65 years old and older: 200 yen ※ Elementary school students and younger and junior high school students living or attending school in Tokyo are free
[Contact] Kyu-Iwasaki-tei Garden Service Center Phone: 03-3823-8340 [Homepage] Let’s go to the park! Former Iwasaki Residence Garden https://www.tokyo-park.or.jp/park/format/index035.html [Image 7
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[Map inside the park]