Past Exhibitions

Dec. 9 (Thu.),2021 Jan. 16 (Sun.),2022

Our annual exhibition with the theme ‘The Deities of Good Fortune’ coincides with the “Toka Ebisu Festival” held at Nishinomiya-jinja Shrine.

This year’s exhibition displays goods related to the deity Ebisu, and collected by the late Dr. Horiuchi Kiyoshi (1924 – 2009), particularly of which he was attached to. He began collecting the goods of the deity Ebisu after he became the first president of the Young Men’s Association of Nishinomiya-jinja Shrine (“Wakaebisukai”).

About Horiuchi Ebisu Collection

“Horiuchi Ebisu Collection” is a collection which the late Dr. Horiuchi Kiyoshi (1924 – 2009) collected over many years. He was a doctor of Medical Science as well as a local historian. Born and raised in Nishinomiya, his collection mainly consists of works of art related to the deities of good fortune representing Ebisu, as well as documents regarding local history and manners and customs.

◎Upcoming Exhibition◎
Dolls of the Seasonal Festivals
Maruhei Bunko Collection: The Small World of Dolls by Sakiyama Chisui

Jan. 29 (Sat.),2021 〜 Mar. 6 (Sun.),2022

This exhibition showcases  the dolls collected by the Tatsuuma family, a sake brewer in Nishinomiya, and the small dolls created by an artist Sakiyama Chisui which are owned by Maruhei Bunko of Kyoto.

Sep. 18 (Sat.),2021 Nov. 23 (Tue.),2021

In various works of Japanese art such as Nishiki-e paintings, illustration books and hanging scrolls, there are depictions of the vibrant lives of the people of those days. This exhibition highlights artworks with scenes of people energetically working to make a living, enjoying time with friends, and devoting themselves to hobbies. The varied activities shown in the artworks enable us to know of the fullness of the peoples’ lives. 

Jul. 21 (Wed.),2021 Sep. 5 (Sun.),2021

Bamboo can be found all across Japan and is often thought to represent the ideal way for a human to conduct their life because of their nodes and upright stance. Bamboo is also regarded as a symbol of nobility and prosperity. Their hard, yet supple stems have been used as materials in daily use items and handicrafts, from hoops to bound wooden tubs and casks.

Through various works of art related to bamboo, this exhibition introduces the culture of bamboo that has become familiar in the daily life of Japanese people.

Mar. 20 (Sat.),2021 Jun. 6 (Sun.),2021

Sasabe Shintaro (1887-1987) devoted his life to protect and nurture Japan’s ancient wild cherry blossom trees. Sasabe wished to make the culture surrounding cherry blossom trees flourish even more than during the Edo period (1603-1867), when the cherry blossom viewing and gardening began to be popular, and when gardens with varieties of cherry blossoms appeared. The Mikuma School, known for exclusively painting cherry blossom trees, also began during this period.

This exhibition focuses on the Edo period cherry blossom trees featured in hanging scrolls, Nishiki-e paintings, books and more.


I’m deeply interested in the works of art depicting the four seasons and the items that make me feel the history.


Look! Various exhibitions are held as well as those related to sake and sakura!!