Kiyokata Kaburaki and Scenes of Edo

Chiba City Museum of Art

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Image: Kiyokata Kaburaki (1918)

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Kiyokata Kaburaki(1878-1972) was born in Kanda, Tokyo in the early Meiji era and came to study painting under Yoshitoshi Tsukioka and Toshikata Mizuno. While making a living as an illustrator he came to build up his name as an artist enjoying success with a variety of nihonga exhibitions, but it was the utopian floating worlds of Edo ukiyo-e which were to become the focus of his passion. And while showing a devotion to the work of those such as Shunsho Katsukawa, Kiyonaga Torii and Harunobu Suzuki, sympathizing with a respect for the seasons and sense of place, he also came to find a footing in his original bijinga painting. His lifetime work was to be his intricate depictions of the Meji Tokyo of his childhood with landscapes of Edo and Meiji becoming completely obliterated later through war and in so doing instigating a further shift in Kaburaki’s style. This exhibition places a spotlight on his Edo visions of paradise presented alongside works from the museum collection produced during the Edo period itself.

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Lecture “The Ukiyo-e of Kiyokata Kaburaki”
Speaker: Tadashi Kobayashi (Okuda Museum of Art)
Date: September 27(Sat) 14:00-
Venue: 11F Lecture Hall
Admission: Free

Lecture “Kiyokata Kaburaki and Scenes of Edo”
Speaker: Toru Miyazaki (Kamakura City Kaburaki Kiyokata Memorial Art Museum)
Date: October 12(Sun) 14:00-
Venue: 11F Lecture Hall
Admission: Free

Stringed Instruments of Edo Concert
Featuring: Etsuko Takezawa, Daisuke Kiba
Date: September 15(Mon/Public Holiday) 14:00-15:00
Venue: 1F Sayado Hall
Admission: Free

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Schedule

from September 09, 2014 to October 19, 2014
Until 20:00 on Fridays and Saturdays

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