Current Exhibition

Japanese Paintings of Modern Osaka

Japanese Paintings of Modern Osaka

Saturday, April 15 – Sunday, June 11, 2023

*Ticket sales starts from 3/1

Osaka, one of the three largest cities in Japan, boasted great economic power as a city of commerce and industry in the modern era. Against the backdrop of this economic power, wealthy and educated people desired the works of art, to which painters such as Kitano Tsunetomi, Suga Tatehiko, and Shima Seien responded by producing outstanding works of art, which in turn nurtured talented pupils. This exhibition introduces the development of modern Japanese painting in Osaka in six chapters. We hope you will enjoy the gorgeous and refined masterpieces created between Meiji and early Showa era.