The Summer Exhibition

The Moon and the Tales of the Moon

Jul. 16 (Sat.),2022 Aug. 29 (Mon.),2022
Please print out the flyer and bring it with you to get a 20% discount on your admission.

The moon is Earth’s only natural satellite which shines on the night because its surface reflects light from the sun. Before 1873, lunisolar calendars, which indicates both the moon phases and the time of the solar year, were used in Japan for many centuries. Moon viewing permeated the daily lives of the Japanese and variety of names have been given to the moon that describe its phases. The beautiful and mysterious light shining at quiet night inspired people to create paintings, compose poems and write tales.

This exhibition brings together the moon in art including 33 works from the series of ukiyo-e woodblock prints “One Hundred Aspects of the Moon” by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, along with the tales of the moon.

The Yūgao Chapter from "The Tale of Genji", from the Series One Hundred Aspects of the Moon
Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Moon Viewing (Detail), from the Series Genre Scenes of the Twelve Months of Naniwa (Modern Osaka)
Suga Tatehiko

Jul. 16 (Sat.),2022 Aug. 29 (Mon.),2022
Summer Holidays: Aug. 16 (Tue.) - 18 (Thu.)
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Admission until 4:30 p.m.)
General Admission: 500 yen
Junior High and Elementary School Students: 250 yen
(Combination ticket for Kinen-kan and Sakagura-kan)
・Group(Over 20 visitors): 400 yen each
・Residents of Nishinomiya City over 65yrs old(with official ID): 250 yen
・Admission is free for a student upon presentation of Hyogokko Kokoron card

Other Exhibitions on View

  • Sasabe Sakura Reference Room

A Life Dedicated to Sakura

Period: Jul. 16 (Sat.) - Aug. 29 (Mon.)
Sep. 14 (Wed.) - Nov. 20 (Sun.)
Sasabe Shintaro involved in many projects of the planting of cherry blossom trees in his lifetime including Japan Mint, Osaka Castle Park, and Koshimizu Water Purification Plant in Nishinomiya. Those places are known as famous cherry blossom viewing spots to this day. Sasabe also helped to transplant the 450-year-old Shogawa-zakura cherry blossom tree in Gifu Prefecture. This exhibition highlights the main projects of the planting or transplanting of cherry blossom trees Sasabe had involved in, based on his handwritten records.
  • Sake Reference Room

The First Step in Sake Brewing Rice Polishing

Period: Jul. 16 (Sat.) - Aug. 29 (Mon.)
Sep. 14 (Wed.) - Nov. 20 (Sun.)
Every step of sake brewing is carefully handled to produce tasty sake. The very first step in sake brewing is rice polishing. Since the Edo period (1603-1867), rice polishing has been making great technical advances. This exhibition focuses on the history of rice polishing technology.

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!!