1. Exhibitions
  2. Spring Collection ―Masterpieces from Our Collection

Spring Collection ―Masterpieces from Our Collection

Mar 19,2022 – Jul 3,2022

Asahi Beer Oyamazaki Villa Museum of Art opened in the spring of 1996. At the heart of its collection are modern Western paintings such as Claude Monet's "Water Lilies" series as well as ceramics and other craft works of the Mingei (folk crafts) movement in Japan, which were collected by Tamesaburo Yamamoto, the first president of Asahi Breweries, and then donated at the time of the Museum’s opening. This time, the Museum showcases masterpieces created by various artists, chosen from its collection of approximately 1,000 artworks.

At the Underground Jewelry Box annex, paintings featuring water scenes, such as Claude Monet’s “Water Lilies” series and Paul Signac’s “Venice,” are exhibited. At the Dream Box annex, artists who were involved in key post-Impressionism art movements such as Wassily Kandinsky and Paul Klee are featured. At the Main Building, we examine the works of two of the greatest British ceramic artists, Bernard Leach, who was born 135 years ago, and Lucie Rie, who was born 120 years ago, by dissecting their relationship as artists.
The exhibition begins in spring with blooming flowers in the Museum garden and is held through early summer when you can find ponds full of water lilies. We look forward to welcoming you and hope you will enjoy these exquisite masterpieces along with the historical architecture and beautiful scenery at the Museum.


Mar 19,2022 – Jul 3,2022
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
*last admission: 4:30 p.m.


Mondays (Tuesday if Monday falls on a public holiday)


Asahi Beer Oyamazaki Villa Museum of Art


We are not accepting large-group visitors (groups with 20 or more members) for the time being.

900 yen(800 yen)
University or high school student
500 yen(400 yen)
Admission is free for junior high school students and younger children.
Admission is 300 yen upon presentation of a Disabled Person's Booklet (Shogaisha Techo).
*Prices in parenthes is apply to groups of 20 or more.
*All prices are tax included.
Supporting Groups

Kyoto Prefecture, OYAMAZAKI TOWN, Oyamazaki Town Board of Education,
The Kyoto Shinbun Co.,Ltd.,
The Asahi Shimbun Kyoto General Bureau,

Main Exhibits

Wassily KANDINSKY《Composition》1922
Claude MONET《Water Lilies》1914-17
Paul KLEE《Oriental Cathedral》1932
Lucie RIE《Vase》1989
Estate of the artist
Bernard LEACH《Dish》1954
©The Bernard Leach Family. All rights reserved,DACS&JASPAR 2022 G2771

Related Event

Applications no longer accepted

We'll let you know once we decide.

Café Event Special Café Menu

Special Cake made by RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto Dried fruits  ―Rouault’s Stained Glass―

A citrus-strawberry sponge cake with the refreshing flavor of lemon jam. The colorful toppings of cranberries, papaya and pineapple are reminiscent of the stained glass studio where the young Georges Rouault served an apprenticeship.

Special Cake made by RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto Cheese ―Klee’s Angel―

A creamy cake with a layer of rich cream cheese, fluffy sponge, and white chocolate cream. White powdered sugar on the top and small pieces of gold leaf shining on the tip remind us of an angel Paul Klee once portrayed.

Dates available Mar 19,2022 – Jul 3,2022
Cooperation RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto
Price Cake ¥570 each (include tax)
Cake with tea/coffee ¥970 each (include tax)
*Need museum admission