Rokko Music Box Museum New Collection Memorial Special Exhibition “Karakuri Doll -Western and Japan-” Relate d Event “Kushiro Tamaya Shohei Edo Karakuri Demonstration & Lecture” held on January 12, 2020 (Sun)

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Rokko Music Box Museum New Collection Memorial Special Exhibition “Karakuri Doll -Western and Japan-” Related Event “Kyodai Tamaya Shohei Edo Karakuri Demonstration & Lecture” held on January 12, 2020 (Sun)

The Rokko Music Box Museum (equivalent to a museum) operated on the Rokko Mountain by Rokkosan Kanko Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Kobe City, President: Koji Miyanishi Hanshin Electric Railway Co., Ltd. 100% investment) will be held from Monday, January 6, 2020 to March Until 1st (Sun), the new collection commemorative special exhibition “Karakuri Dolls-Western and Japan-” will be held. As a related event, we will hold the “Kuyo Tamaya Shohei Edo Karakuri Demonstration & Lecture” on Sunday, January 12, 2020.
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New collection commemorative special exhibition “Karakuri
dolls-Western and Japan-”
At the Rokko Music Box Museum, Edo Karakuri (tea dolls) by Shohei Kushiro Tamaya will be added to the collection. In commemoration of this, a special exhibition “Karakuri Dolls-Western and Japan” will be held.
The museum has collected “automatic dolls” that have been actively produced in the late 19th century in the West, and has also collected “Edo Karakuri” that has been developed independently in Japan. While both are very similar, they have exactly the opposite characteristics. In this exhibition, you can see the actual movement of these Karakuri dolls with the explanation of the staff.
[Period]
January 6 (Mon)-March 1 (Sun), 2020
Closed day: Thursday during the period
[Demonstration time]
From about 15 minutes every hour from 10:15 to 16:15
7 times a day, about 15 minutes each time
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* A museum concert will be held from 00 minutes every hour (5 minutes only at 10am). After that, we will demonstrate the mechanism in half 15 minutes.
* You can participate with only admission fee.
[Exhibit examples]
-Tea doll (unknown by the author, Karakuri Edo, late Edo period, restoration: 2019, Shohei Kushiro)
・ Sanban (Ono Benkichi, Edo Karakuri, Late Edo period, Restoration: 2017, Kushiro Tamaya Shobei)
・ Ecrivan (G. Vichy, automatic doll, circa 1900 France (Restore: 1988) M. Bertrand) etc.
* Some changes may be made depending on conditions.
Related events
“Kyodai Tamaya Shohei Edo Karakuri Demonstration & Lecture”
Lecture and demonstration on Edo Karakuri produced by Shohei Kushiro. Along with the tradition of “Tamaya Shobei” and the precious story of Edo Karakuri since the Edo period, the producer himself demonstrates Edo Karakuri.
[Date] Sunday, January 12, 2020
[Time] 11: 20 ~, 13: 20 ~, 15: 20 ~ (each time about 30 minutes) * You can participate with only admission fee.
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Kyoho 1883 (1733), Kyoto Karakuri puppeteer Shobei came to Nagoya and moved to Tamayacho in Nagoya the following year, so he named himself Tamaya Shobei. Since then, he has been involved in the production and repair of karakuri dolls who have participated in local festivals in Owari Nagoya for nearly 300 years.
Shohei Kushiro was born in 1954 with his real name, Shoji Takashina. Apprenticed to the seventh generation at the age of 25. In 1995, he attacked Kudai Tamaya Shobei. In 1998, the “Yumiko Doji” made by Hisashige Tanaka at the end of Edo was completely restored. In 2005, he donated a “tea doll” to the British Museum and exhibited it in the Permanent Museum of Japanese Culture, along with the “Mechanical Vocabulary”. In the same year, he produced Karako Guinansha as a monument to Aichi Prefectural Hall at Aichi Earth Expo. They also conduct overseas activities such as demonstrations of Karakuri dolls. Awarded by the Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare in 2015 as “Modern Master Craftsmanship” (“Excellent Technician Award”). [Image 4


The Rokko Music Box Museum has a “museum concert” where performances and demonstrations of the collection are performed. Normally, two types of concerts (15 to 20 minutes each time) are performed alternately every 30 minutes, but between January 6 (Monday) and March 1 (Sunday), 2020, 30 minutes Concerts are held every hour. In the first half of the concert, the staff will explain three to four automatic musical instruments such as music boxes with explanations in the first half. .
* You can participate with only admission fee.
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■ Rokko Music Box Museum Business Overview
[Admission fee] 1,050 yen for adults (more than junior high school students), 530 yen for children (4 years old to elementary school students)
[Business hours] From 10:00 to 17:00 (period, 16:00 reception end) [Closed] Thursday from 11/28 to 3/19 (1/2 open), 12/31, 1/1
Rokkosan portal site https://www.rokkosan.com
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