Kyoto, the ancient capital of Japan, is situated in a basin surrounded by mountains on three sides. Through its long history of more than 1200 years, Kyoto has blended diverse cultures, and is called the spiritual home of Japanese people. Kyoto is not only a historic city; it is also a tourist city, attracting many tourists from throughout Japan and around the world. Moreover, Kyoto is an academic research city, being home to universities and junior colleges, as well as an environmentally advanced city which can be a role model for low carbon and recycle-oriented society.
Kyoto Art Center
Kyoto Art Center was established in April 2000 in a hope to promote arts in Kyoto in a comprehensive way by collaboration between the city of Kyoto, artists and other people related to art. The center aims at supporting various artistic activities, providing information about arts, and promoting communication between the citizens and artists through arts.