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.
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.