Masterpieces of Bamboo Art—Katsushiro Soho and Fujinuma Noboru

Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts

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Tochigi Prefecture’s Living National Treasures include two who are experts in bamboo art, Katsushiro Soho (b. 1934) and Noboru Fujinuma(b. 1945). The presence of these two Living National Treasures in Tochigi is evidence of the high level of bamboo art in Tochigi, which along with Oita Prefecture, is famous as a place where the art flourishes.
While showcasing these two artists, this exhibition presents work by other artists renowned as the originators of bamboo art. In addition to Iizuka Hosai II and Iizuka Rokansai, these include other artists named Living National Treasures: Shono Shounsai (1904-1974), Iizuka Shokansai (1919-2004), Maeda Chikubosai II (1917-2003), and Hayakawa Shokosai V. They are joined by other artists active throughout the country. With nearly a hundred works in all, the exhibition introduces what bamboo art has become, an art form in which bamboo’s vitality resonates overseas as well as in Japan.

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Schedule

from October 31, 2020 to December 20, 2020
Open on November 23. Closed on November 24.

Fee

Adults ¥900, University and High School Students ¥600, Junior High School Students and under Free.

Venue Hours

From 9:30 To 17:00
Closed on Mondays
Note:Open on public holiday Monday but closed on the following day. Closed during the New Year holidays and in between exhibitions.

Access

Address: 4-2-7 Sakura, Utsunomiya-shi, Tochigi 320-0043
Phone: 028-621-3566 Fax: 028-621-3569

From the West exit of JR Utsunomiya Station, take the Kanto-Bus and get off at Sakuradori-Jumonji. The venue is 7 minute walk from there.

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