Resonance — Yasunari Kawabata Collection and Kaii Higashiyama

Utsunomiya Museum of Art

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Yasunari Kawabata, the first Japanese winner of the Nobel Prize for literature, had a rare eye for beauty. The paintings of Kaii Higashiyama are an integral part of the Kawabata Collection, first opened to the public in 2002, thirty years after the great writer’s death. This exhibition presents resonating works of literature and art by these two pillars of the Showa era, with pieces from the Kawabata Collection, which contains three national treasures, and the Higashiyama Collection, which had long been closed to the public. It offers a comprehensive look at works by Higashiyama held by both collections. The pieces are accompanied by the words of both Higashiyama and Kawabata in this exhibition introducing their worlds of concordant beauty.

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Lecture: The Tradition and Modernism of Yasunari Kawabata’s Japan
Date: 9/22 (Sun) 14:00–15:30
Venue: Utsunomiya Museum of Art Lecture Hall
Audience: 170
Free

Gallery Talks by Curator
Dates: Every Saturday of the exhibition period 14:00-15:00

[Image: Kaii Higashiyama “First Snow on Kitayama” (1968)]

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From 2013-09-22 To 2013-11-04

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