Artwork No. tk13
The Various Styles of Traditional Festivals /“Furyu”in Kagawa, Setouchi
Furyu is the concept of pleasing the gods and the audience, and itinfluenced the development of traditional festivals and performances in Kagawa and the Setouchi region. The exhibition explores how such customs came into being and uses photos and videos to introduce futon daiko (drum floats decorated with futon), shishimai or lion dances, of which Kagawa boasts the greatest number and variety in Japan, as well as yakko performances. A live shishimai performance will also be held.
August 3 (Sat)-September 7 (Sat) 9:00-17:00 (Until 20:00 on Sat
in August and August 11-16. Last admission is 30 min before closing)
Closed on Mondays except August 12.
Portraits of Japanese Architecture: Stories of Pioneers
Rethinking Japanese-ness through Japanese architecture
The exhibition provides an overview of Japanese architecture through three images or portraits: The History of Japanese Architecture as an Identity, Japanese-style in Design, and What the Environment and the Community Form. The exhibition features examples of the distinctive architecture of the Setouchi region, such as the Kagawa Prefectural Government Office designed by Kenzo Tange and buildings and structures in villages on Naoshima and Megijima.