Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Sagawa Art Museum

Sadly the one and only time I have ventured to the handsome Sagawa Art Museum was when a kind friend drove us from Kyoto to check out the works of world famous graphic artist MC Escher  - the exhibition was sensational by the way! Wandered my head through those impossible constructions for hours. 
If you don't have a Kyoto friend with a car to transport you for the hour's drive you can take the JR Kosei line from Kyoto station to JR Katata station then it's a 10 minute cab ride. 
It is definitely worth checking out what exhibitions are showing before you visit but there is a lovely permanent Raku ware (tea ceremony related ceramics) exhibit and a modern tea house deserving of a viewing - but the architecture and surrounds of the museum is worth a trip alone.  Take a look.
On the way to the Raku room there is a large space that runs under the waterway which is visible through a large perspex panel in the ceiling (above)-  which also allows an ethereal light into the room.  It seems to be a popular spot for a pic!
Guess which one belongs to me? .....
Above is a simple display of ikebana at the entrance to the Raku ceramic wing
I  love the imprint of wooden planks on the concrete walls  - so clever

Perhaps you are interested in JANE LAWSON'S CUISINE & CULTURE TOURS?

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