Kyoto Prefectural Domoto-Insho Museum of Fine Arts, Kyōto-shi, Japan

Kyoto Prefectural Domoto-Insho Museum of Fine Arts (京都府立 堂本印象美術館), The museum is located in the northwestern Kyoto, near Kinugasa hill and the area between Kinugasa and Omuro with rich environment of nature and history.

Many temples and shrines were built along this road, called “Kinukake-no-michi”, including the Kinkakuji temple and the Ninnaji temple, one of the World Cultural Heritage Site.

The museum of Modern Japanese Imperial Domoto Impression (1891 – 1975) located in the “Kimokado Road” ranging from rich history and nature full of Kinkakuji to Ryoanji, Ninnaji temple Although the impression left many pieces of his life for many years , And its style kept giving intense stimulation to the Japanese artist, following a brilliant transition from traditional Japanese paintings to abstract paintings.In the Museum Built in 1964, all interior exterior decorated by the impression’s own design It is colored.

In 1966 (Showa 41), a Japanese painter Domoto Impression was established to display his work, its innovative appearance is based on Domoto Impression’s own design. Located in front of the main entrance of the Ritsumeikan University Kinugasa Campus along the road of the pretenses, it is surrounded by rich nature and many famous temples.

Domoto Impression (1891 – 1975) Born in Kyoto in the Meiji 24 year. Real name Sannosuke. After graduating from the Kyoto Municipal Arts and Crafts School in Meiji 43, he engaged in the drawing of Nishijin textile for a while, enrolled in the Kyoto Municipal Painting College in the 7th year of Taisho in honor of a Japanese painter. In the next 8 years, the first exhibition “Fukakusa” was selected for the 1st Emperor exhibition. In the 3rd exhibition, special selection in the “Taihiroku diagram” was selected, and in the “Kegon” of the 6th exhibition, it was awarded the Imperial Art Institute Prize and it became an artistic flower shape. As a professor at the painting vocational school and also as a president of the private private institute Higashioka, he fostered many progressions, and in 1956 he became an imperial art gallery artist.

After the war, I inspired Japanese artists by their own social genre paintings. In 1954, he was a member of the Art Institute. Furthermore, since 1951 it divided into the world of abstract expression, its brilliant transition amazed the world. He was invited to many international exhibitions and received the Order of Culture in 1964.

In 1945, founded the Domoto Art Museum, which displays his own works, by his own design. In addition, geniuses using various techniques and performing all kinds of subjects were also demonstrated in barrier paintings of temples and shrines and temples in various places, leaving many works. He passed away in September 1975, 83 years old.

In addition, the museum was donated to Kyoto Prefecture together with its collections in August 1991, and it opened today as the Kyoto Prefectural Domoto Impression Museum in April 1992.

The museum and its collections were donated to Kyoto Prefecture in 1991 (Heisei 3) and became Kyoto Prefectural Domoto Impression Museum. With the introduction of the designated manager system, the school corporation Ritsumeikan had been managing and operating the museum as designated manager since June 2006, but finished in March 2012. From April 2012, the foundation corporation Kyoto Cultural Foundation (Kyoto Cultural Foundation founded in April 2013) became designated manager.

About the design of art museums
The Domoto Impression Art Museum is entirely impressive from the exterior to the interior, depending on its own design.
From the many sketches that design wall decorations and interior decorations produced at the time of construction, we can draw out the energetic feeling of the impression of trying to create our own museum space independently.
The decorative form created by the impression seen in these sketches is still left in the art museum.

The works of Insho Domoto(1891-1975), the great Nihonga painter, are preserved and displayed in the museum.

Although Insho left many works of his carrer, following the various development of his painting style from traditional Japanese paintings to an abstract paintings, those continued stimulating intense for Japanese painting circles.