【Next Exhibition】KeMCo New Year Exhibition 2023
Where the Rabbits Are
Special feature:Kyoka’s Favourites

The oriental zodiac sign for 2023 is “Rabbit”. We are familiar with rabbits in many tales such as Alice in Wonderland and The Hare and the Tortoise. What impressions do you have of rabbits? This time, we take you into the world of rabbit, cute but a bit scary.

We also introduce the rabbit collection of a novelist Kyoka Izumi and his private friendship group, the Ku-Ku-Ku Kai.


image:Rabbits、Crystal、Kyoka Izumi Collection、Mita Media Center (Keio University Library)

  • Date

    Tue., January 10, 2023 – Thu., February 9, 2023

    11:00—18:00 (Last admission at 17:30)

    [Closed Saturdays, Sundays]

    Special opening day: January 21 (Sat.), February 4 (Sat.)

    Temporary closing day: January 16 (Mon.), 30(Mon.)

  • Venue

    Keio Museum Commons

  • Audience

    Open to anyone

  • Cost

    Admission Free

  • Enquiries and


Talk Event

Date::Sat. February 4, 13:30–15:00  [Free, booking required]

Speakers:Tamaki Anakura(Curator, Izumi Kyoka Kinenkan Museum)、Peter Bernard (Assistant Professor, Keio University Faculty of Letters 

Venue::Keio University Mita Campus, G-Lab (East Research Building, 6F)


Press Release


Exhibitions Highlights

1 Kachi-Kachi Mountain, Y. Nishinomiya, Crepe-paper book, 1886

2 Fables, La Fontaine, Book, 1668

3 Water Chestnut-Shaped Octagonal Mirror Depicting the Moon Palace, Bronze, Tang dynasty (7th century)

4 Mirror Case with Pampas grass and Rabbits, Lacquered wood with maki-e, Edo period (17th century)

5 Chinese poetry無所思還有所思」, FUKUZAWA Yukichi, Ink on paper, 1883

6 Angenehmer und nützlicher Zeit-Vertreib mit Betrachtung curioser Vorstellungen allerhand…Thiere, Johann Daniel Meyer, Book, 1752

7 Book of Hours in Latin, Ink on Parchment, Southern Netherlands, mid-15 th century

8 Chromatopoiema, Yoshikuni Iida and Junzaburo Nishiwaki, Silkscreen, 1972

9 Procession of Foolish King from the performance “Hijikata Tatsumi and the Japanese: Rebellion of the Body”, Mitsutoshi Hanaga, Gelatin silver print, 1968

10 Rabbits, Crystal

11 Rabbit-shaped Hand-warmer, Pottery

12 Stationeries of Kyoka Izumi

13 Artworks for Selected Works of Kyoka, Settai Komura, Colour on paper, 1915


Repository: 1, 2, 7, 8, 13 = Mita Media Center (Keio University Library), 3-4 = Keio University (Century Akao Collection), 5 = Calligraphic works of Yukichi Fukuzawa, Mita Media Center (Keio University Library), 6 = Hiroshi Aramata Natural History Book Collection, Mita Media Center (Keio University Library), 9 = Hijikata Tatsumi Archive at Keio University Art Center, 10-12 = Kyoka Izumi Collection, Mita Media Center (Keio University Library)


Organized by Keio Museum Commons / Mita Media Center (Keio University Library)
Cooperated by Izumi Kyoka Kinenkan Museum / Keio University Art Center / Institute of Oriental Classics (Shido Bunko) / Department of Aesthetics and Science of Arts, Faculty of Letters / Fukuzawa Memorial Center for Modern Japanese Studies / Department of Archaeology and Ethnology, Faculty of Letters