Guidance of Exhibition Halls
Rich picture colors that
glow in the dark
Ekin used rich colors and drew evocatively.
Ekin’s pictures are said to have on overwhelming presence especially when viewed in near darkness.
Each picture captures the imagination of each visitor with their powerful presence.
This is because, they are illuminated by the swaying light of candles so they seem like they are moving.
In Akaoka town, it is our practice to open Ekin's pictures to the public for one night each year during the summer festival.
For this reason, the pictures in the summer festival are replicas.
Ekingura reproduces the night of the Ekin festival.
This is why the exhibition hall is kept dim and the reason why we change the pictures once every two months.
To keep the culture alive
Ekingura was founded to keep Ekin's works （including his folding screens）alive and to transmit Akaoka's unique culture.
We archive these pictures in the most suitable environment possible.
However, we would like you to see the real pictures and not just the replicas.
Now, we have the hall itself where one is able to view the actual pictures.
Storeroom Peep Hole of this month
菅原伝授手習鑑 寺子屋 赤岡町本町2区所蔵
Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami, Terakoya
Holiding;Honmachi-2nd ward, Akaoka town
菅原伝授手習鑑 寺子屋 (よだれくり) 赤岡町横町2区所蔵
Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami, Terakoya (Yodarekuri)
Holiding;Yokomachi-2nd ward, Akaoka town
To unveil the mystery of Ekin's life
The life of Ekin is hidden in a veil of mystery.
We display episodes of his mysterious life and the pictures he drew under the patronage of Tosa's aristocracy.
In addition, we are attempting to revive the cityscape of Akaoka town as seen in those days.
Now, we are making new sections which memorialize the 200th anniversary of Ekin's birth.
Please take a quick look at the exhibits.