Hosomi Museum Current Exhibition

- Current Exhibition -

HISUI SUGIURA
:A PIONEER OF JAPANESE GRAPHIC DESIGNER

From April 15 to June 11

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Hisui Sugiura (1876–1965), born in Matsuyama City in Ehime Prefecture, initially studied modern Japanese-style painting under Kawabata Gyokushō at the Tokyo School of Fine Arts.
During his studies, he became fascinated with the Art Nouveau designs and posters that the Western-style painter Kuroda Seiki had brought to Japan.
This experience led him to become a prolific graphic designer working in various genres such as poster, magazine cover, book binding, postcard, pamphlet, and packaging design.

This exhibition showcases Hisui’s greatest designs, carefully selected from the collection of the Museum of Art, Ehime, which consist of over 7,000 of his works.
It will be the first exhibition at a Kyoto museum to focus solely on Husui’s work, which continues to possess a modern taste and elegance even to this day.



  • Exhibition Period

    From April 15 to June 11

  • Opening Hours

    10am to 6pm

    (Latest entrance 5:30pm)

  • Closed

    Mondays

  • Entrance Fee

    Adult: 1,200 yen (1,100yen)

    Students: 1,000 yen (900 yen)

    Prices in brackets are for groups of 20 or more

  • Place

    The Hosomi Museum

    6-3 Saishoji-cho,Okazaki,Sakyo-ku,Kyoto

    Tel: 075-752-5555