José Lévy has been designing, since 2007, a work that navigates between the plastic arts and the decorative arts. Symbol of the reopening of Villa Kujoyama in Kyoto in 2014, its Watchman (Samurai) is reborn at the Museum of Hunting and Nature. Visitors are invited to contemplate a new sculpture-lantern built especially for the museum using the ancient Japanese technique of Nebuta which uses paper and bamboo. With the help of the patronage of the Franco-Japanese Sasakawa Foundation, the students of the Camondo School lend a hand to the realization of this creation and learn about this ancestral technique, on the instructions of the teachers of the Art University and Design from Kyoto, specially coming from Japan to train them.
Inaugurated in 1992 in Kyoto, Villa Kujoyama is inspired by the model of the Villa Medici in Rome. It reopened in October 2014 after restoration work made possible thanks to the support of Mr. Pierre Bergé. The Bettencourt Schueller Foundation is committed alongside the Villa Kujoyama as a sponsor of its new residency programs.
Today placed under the supervision of the French Institute and the French Institute in Japan, it is the only residence in Asia for French artists (villakujoyama.jp).
62, rue des Archives 75003 Paris
The museum is open every day except Monday and public holidays,
11 a.m. to 18 p.m., 11 a.m. to 21:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Full price: 8 euros
Reduced price: 6 euros