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This exhibition introduces currents in Japanese modern and contemporary art from the end of the 19th century to the present along with a variety of works from other countries. The exhibition fills 13 rooms in all. In the Highlights section (Room 1, 4th floor), viewers are treated to a host of masterpieces selected from the museum collection. Rooms 2 to 13, arranged in roughly chronological order, have each been assigned a theme, enabling viewers to see the relationship between art and society in each era from a wide range of perspectives.
This time, during the exhibition’s first term (Nov. 1 – Dec. 15) only, 10 rooms on the 3rd floor will be the venue for a special exhibition, “Special Display of Rediscovered Tsukiji Akashi-cho Town by Kaburaki Kiyokata.”Also, as a new initiative, there will be a special showing of Kobayashi Kohei’s To-Kai-Do-Chu-Hiza-Kuri-Ge (2016, private collection). This work draws inspiration from Jippensha Ikku’s Tokai dochu hizakurige (Shanks’ Pony along the Tokaido), a comical Edo Period (1603-1868) book known for its engaging back-and-forth between the characters Yaji and Kita, and parts of it are exhibited here and there in the galleries.