Doll Exhibition by Jusaburo Tsujimura in Miyajima



Thank you very much for visiting Doll Exhibition " The Tale of the Heike"

Doll Exhibition by Jusaburo Tsujimura at Daishoin Temple in Miyajima

Nov 18 (Tue) - Dec 14 (Sun) 2008 9:00 - 16:00

at Daishoin Temple in Miyajima

Daishoin Temple: 210 Takimachi Miyajima-cho, Hatsukaichi-shi, Hiroshima 739-0524
Getting there: Hiroshima to Miyajima-guchi ferry terminal (25 mins by JR; 55 mins by tram). Ferry to Miyajima (10 mins), then walk to Daishoin Temple (20 mins).

Admission - Adult: ¥1,500 (¥1,200) Student: ¥1,000 (¥800) Age6-14: ¥750 (¥600)
* Prices shown in ( ) are for tickets purchased in advance.
They are on sale at the following convenience stores in Japan: Lawson, 7-Eleven & FamilyMart.
Ticket code: 0223945

Co-hosted by Miyajima-Daishoin Doll Exhibition Executive Committee and NPO Miyajima Network

The Tale of the Heike – the rise and fall of the first Samurai clan 
The architectural beauty of Miyajima, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was created by the protector Taira no Kiyomori in the 12th century. His clan's rise to glory, and eventual downfall, became an epic, which has been recited by travelling monks, accompanied by the biwa lute, ever since. Japan's most famous doll maker, Jusaburo Tsujimura, was inspired by the main theme of the story - the Buddhist law of impermanence - in his recent work. He has dedicated the first exhibition of the series to the island.

Jusaburo Tsujimura
Born in 1933, he spent his early life in Hiroshima. Today one of Japan's finest doll-makers, he actively expands the scope of his art into areas such as costume design, direction, and script writing for stage and film. He was art director for Yukio Ninagawa's stage productions, including Macbeth and Medea. The beauty of the distinctive colours and illusions he created caused a sensation in the costume design world. He has also designed costumes for films of Italian director Liliana Cavani and Japan's Juzo Itami. His performances, including those in America, Europe and Hong Kong, have received high acclaim both within and outside Japan. He has won many awards in the arts, and was nominated for the Laurence Olivier Award. His activities have influenced rock musicians, and his kimono designs have earned him many fans, among them well-known actresses. His museum and studio is situated in Tokyo.

Special Event

Autograph Signing Session
Nov 22 (Sat) & Dec 14 (Sun) 10:00 am & 1:00 pm each day Only items purchased at the exhibition can be signed.

Talk Show – in Japanese 
Nov 21 (Fri) & Dec 13 (Sat) 4:00 pm Admission: ¥3,500

For more information: Miyajima-Daishoin Doll Exhibition Executive Committee

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