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In many ways, bamboo symbolizes the Japanese aesthetic
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Bamboo: The Essence of Japanese Aesthetics

A thematic exhibition at the Tokugawa Art Museum

Kim   - 1 min read
Venue : Tokugawa Art Museum, Nagoya When : Jan 5th - Jan 31st 2021, 10:00am - 5:00pm

A special exhibition taking place at Nagoya's Tokugawa Art Museum looks into the aesthetics of bamboo in Japan. The fast-growing plant has long been revered for its beauty and versatility, as well as being a source of artistic inspiration.

The exhibition will showcase a range of different bamboo-themed pieces, including artworks depicting bamboo alongside items made from it, such as bamboo tea scoops used for traditional tea ceremonies.

Adult admission to the event is priced at 1200 yen.

Getting there

The Tokugawa Art Museum is located 10 minutes on foot from Ozone Station, served by the JR Chūo Main Line. Alternatively, from Nagoya Station, take the city bus bound for Idakashako from bus stop #10. Get off at the “Tokugawaen Shindeki” stop (approx. 20 minutes) and the museum is three minutes on foot from there.

For those who plan to drive, there is a free parking lot at the museum but it only accommodates 17 vehicles. If the lot is full, the nearby Tokugawaen Municipal Parking Lot is charged at 120 yen per 30 minute increment.


Kim @kim.b

I'm an expat who has lived abroad for almost a decade, including 7 years in Japan. I've also visited 44 of 47 prefectures and hope to get to the last three someday! I'm particularly fond of exploring off the beaten path destinations, gardens, and tea houses, and have a real interest in Japan's gr...