Special Exhibition at Mie Art Museum: “Jakuchu and the Fine Arts of Kyoto – Masterpieces from the Hosomi Collection”

三重県立美術館企画展「若冲と京の美術 ― 京都 細見コレクションの精華」

2021/05/02 Sunday Announcements, Culture and Leisure

The Mie Arts Museum (Mie Kenritsu Bijutsuka-三重県立美術館) will exhibit the 15 works of Ito Jakuchu (伊藤 若冲), born in 1716 and died in 1800, from the collection belonging to the Hosomi Museum of Arts in Kyoto.

The museum will also exhibit several ancient artifacts that tells the history and culture of the metropolis (Miyako-京) where Jakuchu was born and raised.

Please join and participate in this exhibition and get to know the beauties of art by Ito Jakuchu, a popular painter of the Edo era.

  1. Exhibibition period

April 10 (Saturday) until May 23 (Sunday) 2011

  1. Opening hours

9:30 am to 5:00 pm (entry is allowed until 4:30 pm)

  1. Closed days

Every Monday (except May 3), and May 6 (Thursday)

  1. Entrance fee

Adults: ¥1.000

Students: ¥800

Students below high school age (koko):Free

Students must present their identification card or student ID.

*The fee includes a visit to the limited-time exhibition called “Shohaku and the Beauties of Ise” (Shohaku to Ise no Bijutsu – 蕭白(しょうはく)と伊勢の美術), and the fixed exhibitions “Museum Collections” (Bijutsukan no Colection – 美術館のコレクション) and  “The Art of Yanagihara Yoshitatsu” (Yanagihara Yoshitatsu no Geijutsu- 柳原義達(やなぎはらよしたつ)の芸術).

  1. Links and Related Articles (see details in the links below)

Mie Art Museum: “Jakuchu and Fine Arts in Kyoto” (Jakuchu to Miyako no Bijutsu – 若冲と京の美術), in Japanese


Mie Art Museum: “Jakuchu and the Fine Arts of Kyoto”, in English


Information for “Jakuchu and the Fine Arts of Kyoto” (in Japanese) – 5MB


Press Release of “Jakuchu and the Fine Arts of Kyoto” (in Japanese) – 5MB


  1. Contact

Mie Arts Museum

〒514-0007 Mie-ken Tsu-shi Otani-cho 11

TEL: 059-227-2100

FAX: 059-223-0570


[2021-R03] Proficiency Level of Upper Secondary School Graduates

2021/05/02 Sunday Announcements, Culture and Leisure


If a person who has not graduated from high school took the Proficiency Level of Upper Secondary School Graduates test and passes it, they will be eligible to take the entrance exams for university, junior college, and vocational school.

Also, test takers that pass this test are certified as having knowledge equivalent or higher to a high school graduate, and they may cite this result on resumes and when applying a qualification tests. Those who wish to register for the exam please refer to the information provided below.


Those who will be 16 years of age or older by March 31, 2022 can take this certification exam. However, the final academic record does not become a high school graduate.

  1. Distribution period of the test guidebook

First period: From April 5 (Monday) to May 10 (Monday), 2021

Second period: From July 20 (Tuesday) to September 14 (Tuesday), 2021

  1. How to obtain the test guidebook
    1. Collect in person
      ‐At “Kenmin no Koe Sodanshitsu” (Mie Kencho 1F – 〒514-8570 Mie-kenTsu-shiKomei-cho 13 Banchi)
      ‐At “Ken KyoikuIinkaiJimukyoku – ShakaiKyoiku, BunkazaiHogo-ka” (Mie kencho 7F)
      ‐Prefectural Office Branches “KakuKencho-sha” (for more details, see the “List of facilities distributing the test guidebook”
    2. When requesting by phone or the internet
      See more necessary information by accessing the following link→ “How to apply online”
  1. How to apply
    Please use the envelope attached to the test guidebook and mail it by registered mail to the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.
  1. Application Period

First period: April 5 (Monday) to May 10 (Monday), 2021

Second period: July 20 (Tuesday) to September 14 (Tuesday), 2021

※Applications postmarked from 1st period May 10th (Monday) will be accepted; 2nd period until September 14th (Tuesday).

  1. Test date

First period: August 12 (Thursday) and August 13 (Friday), 2021

Second period: November 6 (Saturday) and November 7 (Sunday), 2021

  1. Test Location

First Period: Tsu-shi Kinro-sha Fukushi Center (Tsu-shi Shimazaki-cho 143-6 Sun Work Tsu)

Second period: Mie Ken Tsu Chosha (Tsu-shi Sakurabashi 3-446-34)

For inquiries (Japanese only) please contact:

Mie-ken Kyoiku Iinkai Jimukyoku Shakai Kyoiku/Bunkazai Hogo-ka (三重県教育委員会事務局 社会教育・文化財保護課)
〒514-8570 Tsu-shi, Komei-cho 13 Banchi (Main building 7F)
TEL: 059-224-3322
From 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. (working days)

For more information, please access the following links:
Monbu Kagaku-shō (MEXT- 文部科学省)
→ http://www.mext.go.jp/a_menu/koutou/shiken/index.htm

Mie-ken Kyoiku Iinkai Jimukyoku (三重県教育委員会事務局)
→ https://www.pref.mie.lg.jp/TOPICS/m0046300184.htm