Exhibition

Current Exhibition

The Extraordinary Drawings of Kyosai

The Extraordinary Drawings of Kyosai

Saturday, November 28, 2020 - Sunday, February 7, 2021

Tickets can be purchased from Lawson Ticket

Unlike previous Kyosai exhibitions, none of his finished paintings (with coloration has been applied based on his preparatory pictures) or prints are on display. The works displayed here are carefully selected to give a very vivid sense of how Kyosai drew, and they include such items as drawings, preparatory pictures, sketches, sekiga (impromptu paintings), e-dehon (illustrated painting manuals). Although his finished paintings are highly accomplished, they are well-mannered works where the raw energy of his drawing is suppressed, in addition to which his pupils undertook tasks such as coloration for some of them. The preparatory pictures and sketches, however, are 100% the work of Kyosai, and vividly convey the mastery of his art. The bold idea not to display Kyosai’s finished paintings enables this exhibition to showcase his talent for artistic expression and depiction.

Next Exhibition

Minami Kunzo

Minami Kunzo

Saturday, February 20 - Sunday, April 11, 2021

Tickets can be purchased from Lawson Ticket

One of the most famous Japanese Impressionist painters, Minami Kunzo (1883-1950) graduated from the Tokyo Fine Arts School before traveling to countries such as Great Britain and France. On his return to Japan, he won third prize at the Fourth Bunten (Ministry of Education Art Exhibition), rising to prominence among painters at a young age. He specialized in landscapes such as farming villages and seascapes in the Setouchi area and taking sketching tours around Asia to capture foreign scenes with a fresh eye. This is the first all-encompassing retrospective exhibition of Minami Kunzo’s works to be held in Tokyo.