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開館記念特別展 黒田辰秋と鍵善良房 結ばれた美への約束
Inaugural exhibition Tatsuaki Kuroda and Kagizen Yoshifusa Shared commitment to beauty

2021.01.08(金) ~ 2021.06.27 (日)

京都の祇園町清井町に生まれた黒田辰秋は、十代で木漆工芸の分業という制作過程に疑問を持ち、素地作りから加飾までを一貫制作する独自のスタイルを確立、生涯京都を拠点に活躍して1970年には木工芸の分野で初めての重要無形文化財保持者(人間国宝)に認定されました。

黒田と鍵善の縁は、1931年、27歳の黒田に同世代であった十二代当主 今西善造が店舗の大飾棚制作を依頼したことからはじまりました。ともに京都に生まれ育ち、ものづくりを生業とする二人は親交を深め、黒田の作品に惚れ込んだ善造はその後も数々の調度を依頼し黒田もまたその信頼に見事に応えました。

本展では、鍵善が長年大切にしてきた貴重なコレクションを一挙公開し、黒田辰秋との交流の軌跡をご紹介します。

Kagizen is opening a small art museum called ZENBI (Kagizen Art Museum) in the Gion district of Kyoto. The aim of the museum is to share in some small way the blessings we have received from the refined culture of Gion and to continue Kagizen’s role as a local focus where people of culture can gather.

Tatsuaki Kuroda was born in Kiyoi-cho in Gion. In his teens, he developed doubts about the conventional production process for wooden lacquerware that used specialists for each individual step. He went on to establish his own approach, handling each step of the production process himself, covering everything from forming the wood core to decoration. He was based in Kyoto his entire life, and became the first woodworker to be designated an important intangible cultural property (living national treasure) in 1970.

The connection between Kuroda and Kagizen began in 1931, when Kuroda, who was 27 at the time, was commissioned to make large display cabinets by Zenzo Imanishi, who was the twelfth head of the Kagizen Yoshifusa store and around the same age as Kuroda. The two, who were both born and raised in Kyoto and worked with their hands making things, developed a close friendship, Enthralled by Kuroda’s work. Zenzo went on to request many items from Kuroda, who rose to the occasion each time, producing magnificent works. This exhibition presents the whole of the valuable collection that Kagizen has cherished over the years, and also traces the relationship between Zenzo Imanishi and Tatsuaki Kuroda.

  • 左から朱四稜茶器・朱漆捻茶器・朱漆振出し Shu-uruhi(vermillion lacquer) tea caddy with four-ridged spiral design・Shu-urushi chaki tea caddy with spiral design・Shu-urushi furidashi shaking container
  • 螺鈿八角菓子重箱 Raden (mother-of-pearl) inlay octagonal jubako (tiered box) for Japanese sweets

黒田辰秋の作品の中で、鍵善良房からの依頼で制作された《くずきり用器》をはじめとする菓子器は、鍵善良房のためだけに造られた貴重なものばかりです。いずれにも美しい螺鈿装飾が施されていて、特に朱漆と虹色の輝きが組み合わされた器は、置かれた場所に明かりが灯るような華やかさを持ち合わせています。

展覧会基本情報 Information

開館時間:10:00〜18:00(⼊館は17:30まで)

Opening hours 10:00-18:00(Admission until 17:30)

休館⽇:毎週⽉曜⽇(祝休⽇の場合は翌平⽇)

Closed Every Monday,Closed due to the installation of exhibits,New Year's Holiday Closure

入館料:⼀般1000円、⼤学・⾼校・中学⽣700円、⼩学⽣以下無料

Admission: Adult 1,000 yen ・Students 700 yen ・Elementary school students or younger Free

主催:ZENBI -鍵善良房-

Organizer: ZENBI(Kagizen Art Museum)

企画:井村優三

Producer: Yuzo Imura