April 3 (Wed) – August 28 (Wed), 2024
10:00 – 16:00
Closed: Mondays (or the following Tuesday if Monday is a national holiday)
Nishijin Textile Museum, 3F, Nishijin Textile Center
Admission free

The elegant world of the Heian Dynasty. At the center of this world was the Nishijin, where costumes were woven. Silk, sericulture, and weaving techniques were introduced, and the brilliant textiles that flourished during the Heian period are deeply connected to the fact that the capital was located in Kyoto.

This exhibition will display items from the Edo period onward to the modern period as works that convey the beauty of the costumes of the dynastic culture. The exhibition introduces graceful and elegant costumes with dignity, including the Junihitoe, the formal dress of court women, and Kariginu by men since the Heian period, including ancient textiles.

Murasaki Shikibu elegantly portrayed the world of the Heian period through her work on Genji. We hope you will enjoy the Nishijin textiles, which have been nurtured by long history and tradition, while contemplating the Heian period.