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  • poster for The Pioneers of Nihonga ― Taikan, Shunso, Gyokudo, and Ryushi

    The Pioneers of Nihonga ― Taikan, Shunso, Gyokudo, and Ryushi

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    • at Yamatane Museum of Art
    • in the Ebisu, Daikanyama area
    • Starts in 9 days

    Taikan Yokoyama, Shunso Hishida, Gyokudo Kawai, and Ryushi Kawabata all led in the evolution of nihonga by exploring the possibilities of painting that would be based on tradition but suited the new age...More »

  • poster for The Tsuzuri Project: The Art of Hokusai

    The Tsuzuri Project: The Art of Hokusai

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    • at The Sumida Hokusai Museum
    • in the Kiyosumi, Ryogoku area
    • Ends in 3 days

    The Freer Gallery of Art of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., renowned for its superb collection of Japanese Art, has remained unknown among many people here in Japan due to the museum policy...More »

  • poster for Yoshuya Hakuta Exhibition

    Yoshuya Hakuta Exhibition

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    • at Shinseido
    • in the Omotesando, Aoyama area
    • Starts Today, Ends in 15 days

    Fifteen Nihonga paintings featuring expressive animals. More »

  • poster for Yuki Sori “Rhythmic Flowers”

    Yuki Sori “Rhythmic Flowers”

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    • at Seibu Shibuya Art Gallery
    • in the Shibuya area
    • Ends in 17 days

    Contemporary Nihonga painting with floral motifs evoking the changing seasons.More »

  • poster for Commemorating the 30th Anniversary of the Yokohama Museum of Art, the 150th Anniversary of the Collector’s Birth and the 80th Anniversary of His Death  The Eye of a Connoisseur: The Legendary Hara Sankei Collection

    Commemorating the 30th Anniversary of the Yokohama Museum of Art, the 150th Anniversary of the Collector’s Birth and the 80th Anniversary of His Death The Eye of a Connoisseur: The Legendary Hara Sankei Collection

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    • at Yokohama Museum Of Art
    • in the Yokohama, Kanagawa area
    • Ends in 10 days

    Born in the first year of Meiji, Hara Sankei (given name: Tomitaro; 1868-1939) was an influential Yokohama-based businessman, who primarily made his fortune in the raw-silk trade and silk-spinning industry....More »

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    #Document

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    • at The Sato Museum of Art
    • in the Shinjuku area
    • Ends in 10 days

    Exhibiting works by second-year Nihonga painting students at Tama Art University Graduate School.More »

  • poster for Yokai and People: From Fantasy to Reality

    Yokai and People: From Fantasy to Reality

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    • at Kawasaki City Museum
    • in the Setagaya, Kawasaki area
    • Ends in 32 days

    More than 100 items from the Kawasaki City Museum collection shed light on how mythical yokai creatures have filled people with fear and wonder and blurred lines between reality and fantasy throughout...More »

  • poster for Yamatane Museum of Art Nihonga Award: Seed 2019

    Yamatane Museum of Art Nihonga Award: Seed 2019

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    • at Yamatane Museum of Art
    • in the Ebisu, Daikanyama area
    • Ends tomorrow

    The Yamatane Museum of Art instituted the Yamatane Museum of Art Award in 1971 as part of its efforts to encourage and promote nihonga. The results were presented in the Yamatane Museum of Art Award: Contemporary...More »

  • poster for Paretan’s Dream World

    Paretan’s Dream World

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    • at Fuchu Art Museum
    • in the Musashino, Tama area
    • Ends in 10 days

    The 10th exhibition for children led by the fairies Paretan and Mura-den from the Picture Book Kingdom. Featuring art appreciation, quizzes, and simple art-marking corners. There will also be workshops...More »

  • poster for Utagawa Toyokuni – A Man Who Surpassed Sharaku

    Utagawa Toyokuni – A Man Who Surpassed Sharaku

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    • at Ota Memorial Museum of Art
    • in the Omotesando, Aoyama area
    • Starts in 12 days

    Ukiyo-e mostly depicts subjects of the pleasurable yet fleeting “ukiyo” (real world), such as popular kabuki actors and courtesans, as well as famous sites crowded with people. However, the real world...More »

  • poster for Takahata Isao: A Legend in Japanese Animation

    Takahata Isao: A Legend in Japanese Animation

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    • at The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
    • in the Chiyoda area
    • Ends in 45 days

    This is the first commemorative exhibition showcasing the accomplishments of director Isao Takahata (1935-2018), one of the architects of post-war Japanese animation. Takahata, who always had his finger...More »

  • poster for Let’s Go to the Gallery 2019

    Let’s Go to the Gallery 2019

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    • at Sukiwa
    • in the Musashino, Tama area
    • Ends in 7 days

    Displaying and selling selected paintings and prints with a price limit of 50,000 yen. One artist will be awarded the Sukiwa Prize and given a solo exhibition. More »

  • poster for Hiroshi Senju “Waterfall” Permanent Exhibition

    Hiroshi Senju “Waterfall” Permanent Exhibition

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    • at Nagai Garou
    • in the Ginza, Marunouchi area
    • Ends in 7 days
  • poster for The World of Basho: 330 Years since Oku no Hosomichi, The Narrow Road to the Deep North

    The World of Basho: 330 Years since Oku no Hosomichi, The Narrow Road to the Deep North

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    • at Idemitsu Museum of Arts
    • in the Ginza, Marunouchi area
    • Starts in 9 days

    In late March of 1689, the haiku poet Matsuo Basho (1644–94) left Edo to the Dewa region of northern Japan, traveling around Matsushima and Hiraizumi. He then continued to travel through Echigo, Ecchu...More »

  • poster for Soboku-e: Japanese Innocent Paintings Through the Ages

    Soboku-e: Japanese Innocent Paintings Through the Ages

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    • at Mitsui Memorial Museum
    • in the Kyobashi, Nihonbashi area
    • Ends in 10 days

    Japanese art has long featured gentle touches and broad strokes. Compellingly simple or clumsy works with unusual styles captivate viewers. Featuring such “Soboku-e” (innocent paintings) with mildly “off”...More »

  • poster for Mysterious Forest Art Museum

    Mysterious Forest Art Museum

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    • at Chiba Prefectural Museum of Art
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 32 days

    A five-part exhibition of works depicting or evocative of the forest.More »

  • poster for Japan: Country of Gold Screens of the Kano, Hasegawa, Rinpa, and Other Schools

    Japan: Country of Gold Screens of the Kano, Hasegawa, Rinpa, and Other Schools

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    • at Okada Museum Of Art
    • in the Yokohama, Kanagawa area
    • Ends in 38 days

    Consisting of a collapsible series of panels, the folding screen is an item of furniture that has distinctively evolved since originating in China and having been brought to Japan. In particular, elegantly...More »

  • poster for Invitation to Different Worlds – Specters, the Spiritual World, and Foreign Countries

    Invitation to Different Worlds – Specters, the Spiritual World, and Foreign Countries

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    • at Ota Memorial Museum of Art
    • in the Omotesando, Aoyama area
    • Ends in 6 days

    Ukiyo-e paintings often depict the nitty-gritty world of popular kabuki actors, oiran prostitutes, and the busy streets of Edo. However, sometimes the paintings show different worlds of specters, spirits,...More »

  • poster for Kishida Riusei: A Retrospective

    Kishida Riusei: A Retrospective

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    • at Tokyo Station Gallery
    • in the Ginza, Marunouchi area
    • Starts in 9 days

    Riusei Kishida (1891-1929) is a towering presence in the history of modern Japanese art. He studied oil painting and the works of the Post-Impressionists had a huge impact on him when he learned of them...More »

  • poster for Exhibition from the Collection: “He was Indeed an Amazing Person” – Centering on the Work of Teshigahara Sofu and Munakata Shiko

    Exhibition from the Collection: “He was Indeed an Amazing Person” – Centering on the Work of Teshigahara Sofu and Munakata Shiko

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    • at Chiba City Museum of Art
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 3 days

    To coincide with the Kitaoji Rosanjin Exhibition, this show introduces works from the museum collection chiefly by Sofu Teshigahara and Shiko Munakata, who had histories of exchange with Rosanjin.More »

  • poster for Morikazu Kumagai: Cherishing All Lives

    Morikazu Kumagai: Cherishing All Lives

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    • at Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 32 days

    Exhibiting works with flowers, cats, birds, bugs, and other life forms by the celebrated Nihonga painter Morikazu Kumagai (1880–1977).More »

  • poster for Blue・Blue・Blue

    Blue・Blue・Blue

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    • at Sato Sakura Museum
    • in the Ebisu, Daikanyama area
    • Ends in 10 days

    The Sato Sakura museum is currently staging an exhibition centered on the theme of “Blue, Blue, Blue.” The exhibition explores the hues of blue prevalent in Japanese painting. For centuries, the creators...More »

  • poster for Legendary Kyoto Painting from Maruyama Okyo to the Modern Era

    Legendary Kyoto Painting from Maruyama Okyo to the Modern Era

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    • at The University Art Museum - Tokyo University of the Arts
    • in the Ueno, Yanaka area
    • Ends in 38 days

    In 18th-century Kyoto, Maruyama Ōkyo carved out a new genre of realistic painting based on sketching from life. Maruyama’s minutely depicted works enjoyed tremendous popularity, leading to the formation...More »

  • poster for Monochromatica VI

    Monochromatica VI

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    • at Flew Gallery
    • in the Ueno, Yanaka area
    • Starts tomorrow
  • poster for Hanijiro Sakamoto Exhibition

    Hanijiro Sakamoto Exhibition

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    • at Nerima Art Museum
    • in the Musashino, Tama area
    • Ends in 25 days

    The work of painter Hanijiro Sakamoto (1882-1969) featured cows during his studies in Europe, horses after his return to Japan, still lifes in the postwar era, and the moon during his late years. His devotion...More »

  • poster for Aves Japonicae (5) – A Labyrinth of Colors

    Aves Japonicae (5) – A Labyrinth of Colors

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    • at Intermediatheque
    • in the Ginza, Marunouchi area
    • Ends in 66 days

    This exhibition reconstructs how Japanese artists gazed at birds by showing drawings and the corresponding bird specimens side by side. The birds drawn in Japanese art have a wide variety of colors, and...More »

  • MOMAT Collection

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    • at The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
    • in the Chiyoda area
    • Ends in 59 days

    One of the largest collection exhibitions in Japan, MOMAT Collection presents 200 works selected each period from a collection of more than 13,000 items, including Japanese and Western-style paintings,...More »

  • poster for Merciful Bodhisattvas, Terrifying Deities

    Merciful Bodhisattvas, Terrifying Deities

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    • at The Nezu Museum
    • in the Omotesando, Aoyama area
    • Ends in 3 days

    This Merciful Bodhisattvas, Terrifying Deities exhibition presents approximately thirty-five superb examples of Buddhist painting and sculpture from the Asuka through the Edo periods (from the 7th to the...More »

  • poster for Drawings: Japanese Painting Lab I

    Drawings: Japanese Painting Lab I

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    • at The University Art Museum - Tokyo University of the Arts
    • in the Ueno, Yanaka area
    • Starts in 7 days

    Exhibiting works from students in O Jun’s Nihonga painting class with instructor appraisals of the paintings.More »

  • poster for To Make a Grain of Wood

    To Make a Grain of Wood

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    • at Fujisawa City Art Space
    • in the Yokohama, Kanagawa area
    • Ends in 17 days

    Spotlighting four artists including a craftsman, a paper artist, and sculptors, who highlight grains of wood in their works.More »

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