15th EUROPEAN NIGHT OF MUSEUMS
For the second consecutive year, the Museum of Hunting and Nature entrusts its Night of the Museums to the winners of Villa Kujoyama in Kyoto. The program of the evening is inspired by the DainichidoBugaku (Literally "important day of dance, music and singing"), set of dances practiced by the inhabitants of the small Japanese village of Hachimantai, on the second day of each year, in the form of a wish of happiness for the New Year.
It is therefore an immersion in the choreographic works of the winners of the Villa Kujoyama that the public of the Night of the Museums is invited this year, between live performances over the rooms of the museum and broadcast of video recordings in its auditorium. Villa Kujoyama, built in 1992 by architect Kunio Kato, is today one of the oldest and most prestigious research residency programs in Asia. Villa Kujoyama is an institution of the cultural cooperation network of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs. Reporting to the French Institute of Japan, it has the support of the Bettencourt Schueller Foundation, which is the main sponsor, and the Institut français. This 15e Nuit des Musées is an opportunity to continue with a festive flair the partnership initiated in 2016 between the Museum of Hunting and Nature and Villa Kujoyama.