Fri. 12/04 – Sun 12/05/2019
closed on Tue. and Wed. except national holidays

Kyoto Style Climbing Kiln
151−1, Takemura-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto
Admission free, open 12:00 – 18:00

Access Map and Bus lines


入場無料 開場時間12:00~18:00


The Sahara desert, the largest desert in the world, had periods called “Green Sahara”. From about 11,500 years ago until about 5,000 years ago, the Sahara was fully covered with vegetation. Various groups of people came to reap the benefits of this fertile land. Each of these groups left their own unique art in the form of rock paintings and flat stone engravings.

The Upper Paleolithic Cave Art, such as Lascaux and Altamira, etc., show mostly wild animals in naturalistic style. Human figures are rarely depicted, but when they are they are drawn in a simplistic style. On the other hand, the Saharan Rock Art, from the late Paleolithic age to the Neolithic age, show not only animals but also elaborate images of humans in various forms of activity. They cover a wide gamut of subjects ranging from every day life to the spiritual world. The Saharan Rock Art shows an important evolution in the development of man and art.

The locations of the Saharan Rock Art are remote and isolated with difficult accesses. At this exhibition, all photos of the Rock Art are reproduced at their actual size and the beholder will feel as if they stand in front of the real painting/engraving.