Sugiura Hisui: Image Collector

The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

Ends in 32 days

Hisui Sugiura (1876-1965) took an important role in the earliest days of Japanese graphic design. He actively promoted Zuan design plans in his publications co-authored with Soshu Watanabe (1890-1986): “Zuan no Bigaku (Aesthetics of Zuan)” and “Jitsuyo Zuan Shiryo Taisei (Compilation of practical Zuan materials)” and was engaged in Zuan education as the first president of Tama Imperial Art School (now Tama Art University) founded in 1935. In addition to Sugiura’s representative works, such as posters for Mitsukoshi Department Store and various cover designs for books and magazines, the exhibition will showcase materials previously owned by Sugiura, including the French illustrated newspaper “L’Illustration,” the American graphic magazine “LIFE,” and his scrapbooks for the first time, so as to reveal another dimension of Sugiura’s creative practice as an “image collector.”



from February 09, 2019 to May 26, 2019
Part I: Feb. 9–Apr. 7, Part II: Apr. 10–May 26


Hisui Sugiura


Adults ¥500, University Students ¥250, High School Sudents and under, Seniors over 65, Registered Disabled + 1 assistant free, Special Exhibition Fees may be charged separately.

Venue Hours

From 10:00 To 17:00
fridays closing at 20:00
Closed on Mondays
Note:Closed on the new year holidays and during changing exhibitions. On a Public Holiday Monday, the museum is open but closed on the following Tuesday.


Address: 3-1 Kitanomaru Koen, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-8322
Phone: 03-5777-8600

3 minute walk from Exit 1B at Takebashi Station on the Tozai line.

Google map

When you visit, why not mention you found this venue on Tokyo Art Beat?



All content on this site is © their respective owner(s).
Tokyo Art Beat (2004 - 2019) - About - Contact - Privacy - Terms of Use - Support GADAGO NPO