Koyo Okada “Views of Mt. Fuji from Musashino”

Kichijoji Art Museum

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[Image: Koyo Okada "Inokashira Pond" 1969 Photograph]

Ends in 40 days

Presenting the work of Koyo Okada (1895-1972; real name Kenjiro Okada), a photographer with ties to Musashino City who made photographing Mt. Fuji his life’s work. He was widely renowned as the “Mt. Fuji Photographer.” His work has appeared on stamps and has been the inspiration for artwork on currency. Okada lived in Musashino for a period of about ten years from 1961, and over the course of his life formed close relationships with leading artists of his day such as Ryushi Kawabata, Gyokudo Kawai, and Taikan Yokoyama. Undeveloped film discovered in his studio after his death presents a different side to his work in images of life around Musashino, including suburban sunsets and mornings at Inokashira pond. This exhibition presents 45 of Okada’s photographs held by Musashino City, along with a collection of photographs documenting the Great Kanto Earthquake and postcards he designed.

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Schedule

from August 08, 2020 to September 22, 2020

Artist(s)

Koyo Okada

Fee

Adults ¥100, Elementary School Students and under free, Seniors over 65 and Persons with Disability Certificated free. [Special Exhibition] Adults ¥300, High and Junior High School Students ¥100

Venue Hours

From 10:00 To 19:30
Note:Closed on the last Wednesday of each month and during the New Year holidays.

Access

Address: 7F FF Bldg., 1-8-16 Kichijoji Honcho, Musashino-shi, Tokyo 180-0004
Phone: 0422-22-0385 Fax: 0422-22-0386

3 minute walk from the North exit of Kichijoji Station on the JR Chuo and Sobu lines or Keio Inokashira line.

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