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Autumn Night Special Open House from November 25th Night x Art: A New Aspect of the Fantastic Nagoya Castle

2022.11.16

Nagoya Castle will be open to the public for 14 days from Friday, November 25, 2022, for the “Nagoya Castle Autumn Night Special Viewing Kei”. During this period, there will be special viewing of the illuminated Ninomaru Garden, the Honmaru Palace will be open to the public at night, and the “Kikuno-gorosho” in the palace will be open to the public for the first time.

〜 KEI 〜

Using the word “kei,” which encompasses the contrasting meanings of “light” and “shade,” the artists will compose creative scenography and performances, focusing on the changes that occur with the passage of time and the appearance of things.

Honmaru Goten Night Special Open - The Honmaru Goten at night, which is usually closed to the public, is open to the public.

Nagoya Castle Honmaru Goten was completed in 1615 as the residence of the lord of the Owari domain and the domain’s government office. The interior of the palace was lavishly decorated with painted barriers and decorative metal fittings, and was praised as a masterpiece of the early modern castle palace, with the most advanced technology of the Edo period.
However, it was destroyed by fire in an air raid in 1945. Restoration work began in 2009 and was completed in 2018 with unparalleled accuracy and fidelity. The Honmaru Goten at night is open to the public for a special viewing.

The first public viewing of the "Kiku-no-porch" on the north side of the "Kamidan interval" in Kamiloden

Kamero-den "Kiku-no-porch"

The “Jorakuden” was added to the Nagoya Castle to accommodate the third shogun, Iemitsu, on his way to Kyoto.
It is the most gorgeous and luxurious of all the Honmaru Goten buildings, and every detail of the building was lavishly decorated. This special exhibition marks the first public viewing of the “Chrysanthemum Corridor,” located on the north side of the Jorakuden “Jodan-no-Ma” (upper level hallway).
Visitors will be able to see the gold and blue paintings depicting beautiful red and white chrysanthemums and running water.

Entering the "Tsugi-no-Ma" room, where visitors can view the details of the barrier paintings.

Taimenjo "Tsugi-no-Ma"

During this period, visitors can enter the “Tsugi-no-Ma” room to see the details of the people’s gestures and clothing depicted in the “Fuzoku-zu” (genre painting) at a closer distance than usual.

Special Ninomaru Garden Viewing - An unprecedented Daimyo Garden with a spatial presentation

The creative label “PERIMETRON” will be producing the space. In order to bring out the different face of the Ninomaru Garden at night, we will focus on the characteristics of light such as reflection, transmission, scattering, refraction, and absorption, and create a space where “light” and “shade” are intertwined in various ways to amplify these characteristics.
Different views will appear like a mirage from dusk to night in the usual garden.

Light up: 16:00~.

Event Summary

Name: Nagoya Castle Autumn Night Special Exhibition ~Kei Kei~
Duration: Friday, November 25, 2022 to Thursday, December 8, 2022
Time: 9:00 to 19:30 (gates close at 20:00)
Price: 500 yen for adults / Free for junior high school students and younger
Senior Citizens in Nagoya City (those who bring a Keiro Techo) ▶ 100 yen ・Those who present a Disability Techo ▶ Free (up to 2 attendants)

※November 25, 26, 27, and December 3, 4, and 8 from 9:00 am to 8:30 pm (gates close at 9:00 pm)
※Admission to the Honmaru Goten is until one hour before closing time.
>Autumn Night Special Open House -KEI- Special Site

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