October 14, 2021

Tigers, Cats and Zodiac Animals

2022 is a Year of the Tiger, and the year of the cat

The year 2022 falls on the Year of the Tiger, which is considered as a holy beast and the king of the hundred animals in Chinese culture. Although the tiger is not originally native to Japan, tiger hides were imported and used as the clothing of the ancient Japanese nobles or sacred charms against bad luck.  Furthermore, the tiger appears as one of the Four Gods revered in the Chinese topography in yin-yang philosophy: Azure Dragon, Vermillion Bird, White Tiger, and Black Tortoise.  Until the 17th century, paintings of tigers were depicted based on the arts from China and the Korean Peninsula.

This exhibition features paintings of tigers by painters active in the 18th century such as Yosa Buson and Maruyama Okyo, and renowned artists in the modern era like Takeuchi Seiho and Ohashi Suiseki, as well as works depicting other zodiac animals.  Moreover, as cats are kindred of tigers, the exhibition also includes the works of adorable cats.  

 

Exhibition Overview

Title Title Tigers, Cats and Zodiac Animals
Dates Dates January 29 (Sat.) 2022 to April 10 (Sun.) 2022
    1st Period: January 29 (Sat.) to March 7 (Mon.)
    2nd Period: March 9 (Wed.) to April 10 (Sun.) 2022 
Opening hours 10:00 am – 5:00 pm (last entry 4:30 pm)
Closed

Tuesdays

Entry fee

General / University student: ¥1,300 (¥1,200)
High school student: ¥700 (¥600)
Elementary / Junior high school student: ¥400 (¥300)
Disabled person and up to one helper: ¥700 (¥600)

<Combo Tickets with Saga Arashiyama Museum of Arts & Culture>
General / University student: ¥2,000
High school student: ¥1,000
Elementary / Junior high school student: ¥550
Disabled person and up to one helper: ¥1,000

* Prices in parentheses are for groups of 20 or more.
* Free for preschool children

Organizers Fukuda Art Museum;  Kyoto Shimbun