Sano Art Museum - Past Events

Below is a list of all past events for Sano Art Museum. Current and upcoming events, as well as other details, are available on the venue's page.

  • poster for Photo Exhibition: 13.8 Billion Light Years - A Space Odyssey

    Photo Exhibition: 13.8 Billion Light Years - A Space Odyssey

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    • Media: Photography - Talks
    • 2020-04-11 - 2020-08-30

    *Sano Art Museum will be open from June 12. This exhibition showcases photographs taken by planetary probes and space telescopes selected from NASA’s vast archive. More »

  • poster for Exhibition “Beauty of Dolls - Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Maejima”

    Exhibition “Beauty of Dolls - Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Maejima”

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2020-02-22 - 2020-04-05

    This exhibition features over 200 dolls from the collection of Shizuoka sculptor Hideaki Maejima and his wife. Included in the collection are antique European dolls and the works of renowned Japanese doll...More »

  • poster for The Glory of Japanese Swords

    The Glory of Japanese Swords

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2020-01-07 - 2020-02-16

    The late Heian era through the early Kamakura era was a golden age for Japanese swords. This exhibition introduces a selection of these masterpieces while offering an overview of how swords were made in...More »

  • poster for Yuko Higuchi “Circus”

    Yuko Higuchi “Circus”

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    • Media: Illustration - Painting - Drawing
    • 2019-11-09 - 2019-12-22

    Artist and picture book illustrator Yuko Higuchi’s works blur the line between imagination and reality. This retrospective of more than 500 works looks back on 20 years of creation as children, animals,...More »

  • poster for Compete in Beauty: World of Ukiyo-e Paintings from the Hikaru Museum Collection

    Compete in Beauty: World of Ukiyo-e Paintings from the Hikaru Museum Collection

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    • Media: Nihonga - Workshops - Talks
    • 2019-09-07 - 2019-10-27

    While woodblock Ukiyo-e is widely known as a Japanese art, there is also a form of Ukiyo-e called “Nikuhitsu Ukiyo-e” that is hand-painted on silk or paper. These vibrantly colorful works often depict...More »

  • poster for Ryusuke Fukahori Exhibition

    Ryusuke Fukahori Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture - Installation
    • 2019-07-06 - 2019-09-01

    Ryusuke Fukahori is known for his “2.5-dimensional” resin paintings of gold fish that appear unbelievably sculptural and realistic. This exhibition offers an overview of his creative world with more than...More »

  • poster for Akira Yoshizawa’s Origami World

    Akira Yoshizawa’s Origami World

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2019-04-14 - 2019-06-30

    Displaying more than 600 works including animals, dinosaurs, and other vivacious creatures by origami master Akira Yoshizawa.More »

  • poster for A Masterpiece is Reborn: Supreme Collection of Traditional Japanese Swords

    A Masterpiece is Reborn: Supreme Collection of Traditional Japanese Swords

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2019-01-07 - 2019-02-24
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    Curious George Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration - Painting - Drawing - Prints - Animation
    • 2018-10-20 - 2018-12-24

    More than 200 items including original illustrations tell the story of the popular monkey Curious George’s evolution from a children’s book series to an animated film.More »

  • poster for Beautiful Scenes of Tokaido Drawing by Hokusai and Hiroshige

    Beautiful Scenes of Tokaido Drawing by Hokusai and Hiroshige

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    • Media: Nihonga
    • 2018-09-08 - 2018-10-14

    Ukiyo-e artists Hokusai Katsushika and Hiroshige were both popular for their depictions of landscapes. This exhibition introduces a selection of 150 works by the two artists from a collection of more than...More »

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    Cats Lions

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2018-07-07 - 2018-09-02

    For this photo exhibit, globe-trotting photographer Mitsuaki Iwago focused his lens on cats in our everyday lives and the lions in the wild. Over 100 shots capture cats and lions, big and small, playing...More »

  • poster for Hakuin in Suruga

    Hakuin in Suruga

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    • Media: Painting - Nihonga
    • 2018-05-26 - 2018-07-01

    The Zen priest Hakuin Ekaku (1685–1786) passed away 250 years ago. Known for reviving the Rinzai School of Buddhism, he was also an accomplished artist whose works ranged from Zen painting to calligraphy...More »

  • poster for Pinnacle of Elegance - Mitsumura Sword Ornament Collection

    Pinnacle of Elegance - Mitsumura Sword Ornament Collection

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2018-04-07 - 2018-05-20

    A collection of rare sword ornaments made of gold. These highly detailed and ornate gold ornaments become increasingly popular during the Edo period as swords become increasingly decorative. Avid sword...More »

  • poster for Hina Dolls of the Sano Art Museum Collection

    Hina Dolls of the Sano Art Museum Collection

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2018-02-24 - 2018-04-01

    Sano Art Museum presents Hina dolls and accessories from its collection for Girls’ Day on March 3rd.More »

  • poster for Treasured Swords of the Uesugi Clan

    Treasured Swords of the Uesugi Clan

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2018-01-07 - 2018-02-18

    During the Sengoku era, Daimyo Kenshin Uesugi was gifted swords from the Emperor and shoguns. This exhibition introduces 60 swords and historical articles from the Uesugi clan, including 15 Important Cultural...More »

  • poster for Moto Hagio Science Fiction Works - Exploring the universe, visiting other worlds

    Moto Hagio Science Fiction Works - Exploring the universe, visiting other worlds

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    • Media: Illustration - Manga
    • 2017-11-11 - 2017-12-23

    Manga artist Moto Hagio has worked on a wide range of genres since making her debut with “Ruru to Mimi (Ruru and Mimi)” in 1969, some of her best known masterpieces being “Poe no Ichizoku (Poe’s Clan)”...More »

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    Insects in Art

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    • Media: Nihonga
    • 2017-09-09 - 2017-11-05

    The Japanese often get a sense of seasonal changes from the appearance of different insects, whether it is butterflies dancing among flowers, the shrill sound of cicadas resting in the shade, or dragonflies...More »

  • poster for Mirocomachiko: Creatures Tone

    Mirocomachiko: Creatures Tone

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture
    • 2017-07-08 - 2017-09-03

    A major exhibition of illustrations, 3D pieces, and other works including new originals by the picture book artist mirocomachiko, known for her uninhibited lines and dazzling colors.More »

  • poster for Taikan Yokoyama “Art of Yokoyama Taikan”

    Taikan Yokoyama “Art of Yokoyama Taikan”

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    • Media: Nihonga - Workshops - Talks
    • 2016-10-01 - 2016-11-06

    In the 4th series of exhibitions celebrating 50 years since the establishment of Sano Art Museum, a tribute is paid to the master of modern painting Taikan Yokoyama(1868-1958). The exhibition features...More »

  • poster for Sugiyama Akihiro’s Wooden Art World

    Sugiyama Akihiro’s Wooden Art World

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2016-08-13 - 2016-09-22

    Akihiro Sugiyama’s wood carvings have a gentle warmth to the touch, representing the diverse expressions of the material through both strength and softness. This exhibition introduces the world of Sugiyama...More »

  • poster for Eisuke Wada: A Retrospective

    Eisuke Wada: A Retrospective

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2016-06-11 - 2016-08-07

    The oil painter Eisuke Wada (1874–1959) left an enormous footprint on the history of modern Japanese painting. He created numerous masterpieces with skills of depiction bringing out the essential qualities...More »

  • poster for In the Soft Darkness

    In the Soft Darkness

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2016-04-23 - 2016-06-05

    With motifs of cherries and ladybirds enwrapped in soft darkness the prints of Yozo Hamaguchi attain a time of tranquility. This exhibition features an array of 70 works spanning his career, even including...More »

  • poster for Cho Shinta – Brain Mapping

    Cho Shinta – Brain Mapping

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2016-03-12 - 2016-04-17

    With his unique touch of nonsensical humor Shinta Cho has opened up new territory in the art of picture book making, charming his audiences for over a decade. This exhibition attempts to catch upon this...More »

  • poster for Hina Dolls of Sano Art Museum Collection

    Hina Dolls of Sano Art Museum Collection

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    • Media: Sculpture - Product - Crafts
    • 2016-01-30 - 2016-03-06

    Presenting Hina (Girls’ Festival) dolls by the master Edo-period craftsman Shugetsu Hara and the Hitosugi Family from the Sano Art Museum Collection. [Related Event] Special Ryusen-en Garden Exhibits “Sano...More »

  • poster for Supreme Sword Country, Bizen

    Supreme Sword Country, Bizen

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2015-11-29 - 2016-01-24

    The Bizen area of Okuyama has a long history of outstanding sword production, surpassing other regions in terms of both quality and quantity. This exhibition focusing on masterpieces representative of...More »

  • poster for Mitsuaki Iwago “Go with Cats”

    Mitsuaki Iwago “Go with Cats”

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2015-06-06 - 2015-08-17

    Presenting Mitsuaki Iwago’s feline-focused travel photography.More »

  • poster for The Blue that Captivated the World: An Exhibition of Famous Ukiyo-e

    The Blue that Captivated the World: An Exhibition of Famous Ukiyo-e

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2015-04-11 - 2015-05-31

    Hokusai’s renowned work “The Great Wave Off Kanagawa” is one part of his series of “Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji” and it is the deep entrancing blue of the wave which so mesmerizing. This exhibition places...More »

  • poster for Hina Dolls and Miniature Furniture of the Edo Period

    Hina Dolls and Miniature Furniture of the Edo Period

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2015-02-21 - 2015-04-05

    The Sano Art Museum Collection presents some of the finest Hina dolls and accessories of the Edo era.More »

  • poster for The Connections of People are the Connections of Things

    The Connections of People are the Connections of Things

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2015-01-09 - 2015-02-15

    This exhibition reveals for the first time the collection of Numazu, Shizuoka based industrialist Toshio Yabe, ranging from the sword presented to Nobumasa Okudaira by Nobunaga Oda for his success in the...More »

  • poster for Kogei - Superlative Craftmanship from the Meiji Japan

    Kogei - Superlative Craftmanship from the Meiji Japan

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    • Media: Sculpture - Ceramics
    • 2014-10-04 - 2014-12-23

    From Yasuyuki Namikawa’s enameling to Katsuyoshi Shoami’ metalwork, Zeshin Shibata’s lacquerwork to Rokuzan Ando’s woodcraft this exhibition features 160 works carefully selected from the Murata Collection,...More »

  • poster for Akira Yoshizawa “The World of Creative Origami”

    Akira Yoshizawa “The World of Creative Origami”

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2014-07-12 - 2014-09-28

    Renowned as a leading origami artist Akira Yoshizawa(1911-2005) built a highly unique world of paper craft creations over his long lifetime which is reflected upon here through a selection of 300 works....More »

  • poster for Showa

    Showa

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2014-05-23 - 2014-07-06

    From the pre-war times to World War II, post-war rebuilding to the Olympics, Osaka Expo and period of rapid economic development, the Showa era was one of numerous challenges and successes, here condensed...More »

  • poster for Kiyokata Kaburaki Retrospective

    Kiyokata Kaburaki Retrospective

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2014-04-05 - 2014-05-11

    Kiyokata Kaburaki (1878–1972) was a master of Bijinga portraits of beautiful women. On display are around 80 of his works, from illustrations created during his apprenticeship days to representative works...More »

  • poster for Jusaburo Tsujimura Doll Exhibition

    Jusaburo Tsujimura Doll Exhibition

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    • 2014-02-16 - 2014-03-30

    Presenting an extensive compilation of works by doll maker and art director Jusaburo Tsujimura, including dolls from his “Tale of the Heike” series and Buddhist statues. These captivating works are so...More »

  • poster for “Kabuto - The Avant Garde of a Warring Country”

    “Kabuto - The Avant Garde of a Warring Country”

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2014-01-07 - 2014-02-11

    In the era of civil war when Nobunaga Oda, and Hodeyoshi Toyotomi after him attempted to unite the country, warriors lived by their wits, with the overthrowing of their superiors being more than a dream,...More »

  • poster for “Takashimaya Collection - The Beauty of Kimono”

    “Takashimaya Collection - The Beauty of Kimono”

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    • Media: Fashion
    • 2013-10-12 - 2013-12-23

    Takashimaya department store was first established in Karasuma, Kyoto in 1831. Renowned for its sale of Kimono fabric it gathered popular attention through the large scale exhibitions of “Hyakusenki” and...More »

  • poster for Kiyomaro Minamoto Bicentennial

    Kiyomaro Minamoto Bicentennial

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    • Media: Product - Crafts
    • 2013-08-31 - 2013-10-06

    A master swordsmith of the late Edo period, Kiyomaro Minamoto’s creations were renowned for the clarity and lightness of their metal and the dynamic patterns of their blades. Sano Art Museum presents around...More »

  • poster for Mitsuaki Iwago “Dogs”

    Mitsuaki Iwago “Dogs”

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2013-07-06 - 2013-08-25

    Photographer Mitsuaki Iwago reflects upon the historical relationship between man and dog in the context of the changing seasons of Japan through a collection of 120 photographs of man’s best friend built...More »

  • poster for Petit Fabre— The World of Chikabo Kumada

    Petit Fabre— The World of Chikabo Kumada

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    • Media: Illustration - Painting - Drawing
    • 2013-05-25 - 2013-06-30

    The illustrator Chikabo Kumada depicted living things in vivid detail. A lifelong admirer of the artist Jean Henri Fabre, Kumada painted the world of insects in the same life-sized scale, earning him a...More »

  • poster for Naoshi Akahori "Red Trajectory"

    Naoshi Akahori "Red Trajectory"

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    • Media: Painting - Talks
    • 2013-04-19 - 2013-05-19

    Marking 65 years of the work of Naoshi Akahori, born in 1927. Developing the foundations of his practice through his studies at Tokyo University of the Arts under leading painters, as well as his further...More »

  • poster for Settai Komura Exhibition

    Settai Komura Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2012-10-06 - 2012-11-25

    Settai Komura (1887-1940) was a nihonga painter active during the Taisho and early Showa periods. He worked for the design department of Shiseido, creating logos and package designs. This exhibition showcases...More »

  • poster for "Images of Prayer" Exhibition

    "Images of Prayer" Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture - Product - Ceramics
    • 2012-09-01 - 2012-09-30

    On display are ceremonial swords, implements and other Buddhist artifacts. [Image: Important Cultural Property, Seated Dainichi Buddha (12th c.)]More »

  • poster for "3rd Master Artisans of Japanese Swords" Exhibition

    "3rd Master Artisans of Japanese Swords" Exhibition

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    • Media: Product
    • 2012-07-27 - 2012-08-26

    Japanese swords (katana) have a history of a thousand years as a symbol of the spirit of the Japanese, as the soul of a warrior. This exhibition features the masterpieces of 41 living blacksmiths who continue...More »

  • poster for Naomi Ito "Electric Art Club"

    Naomi Ito "Electric Art Club"

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    • Media: Installation - Crafts
    • 2012-06-09 - 2012-07-16

    The artist was brought up in rurally rich Shizuoka prefecture but was very inspired when she saw "Tower of the Sun" in the Osaka Expo Park, influencing the current work, which is themed around art and...More »

  • poster for Mitsuaki Iwago "Cats"

    Mitsuaki Iwago "Cats"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2012-04-21 - 2012-06-03

    This exhibition features a selection of cat photos taken by Mitsuaki Iwago over his 40 year career.More »

  • poster for "Dolls from the Yoshitoku Collection" Exhibition

    "Dolls from the Yoshitoku Collection" Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2012-03-03 - 2012-04-15

    This exhibition commemorates the 300th anniversary of Yoshitoku's founding with a selection of some 80 dolls dating from the Edo through Showa periods.More »

  • poster for Teruko Tsuji Exhibition

    Teruko Tsuji Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2012-01-07 - 2012-02-26

    Features the ceramics of Teruko Tsuji, who was born in Tokyo in 1920. Her work is known for depicting the beauty of nature and its absence of superficial techniques.More »

  • poster for "Treasures of Japanese Swords" Exhibition

    "Treasures of Japanese Swords" Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2011-10-22 - 2011-12-18

    Features swords owned by military commanders from the Heian and Kamakura periods.More »

  • poster for "Yuki Ogura: Seeing the Universe in a Single Leaf" Exhibition

    "Yuki Ogura: Seeing the Universe in a Single Leaf" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2011-09-10 - 2011-10-16

    Yuki Ogura (1895-2000) was one of Japan's leading modern nihonga painters who became the first female member of the Japan Art Institute. Her works are profound studies that depict the inner essence of...More »

  • poster for Kazuyoshi Iino Exhibition

    Kazuyoshi Iino Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration
    • 2011-07-16 - 2011-09-04

    Features the picture book art of Kazuyoshi Iino and stage puppet sculptures of his vibrant fantasy world.More »

  • poster for "Gouyou Hirata's Dolls" Exhibition

    "Gouyou Hirata's Dolls" Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture - Crafts - Talks
    • 2011-05-28 - 2011-07-10

    Features 100 representative works from doll (ningyou) ceramics sculptor Gouyou Hirata, including his detailed early period work and his post-war richly figurative ouvre. Hirata was a prolific sculptor...More »

  • poster for Ikuo Nakamura Exhibition

    Ikuo Nakamura Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2011-04-10 - 2011-05-23

    On display are photos of fish, coral and other marine life in Tokyo Bay by leading underwater photographer.More »

  • poster for "Kyoto Maruhei Dolls" Exhibition

    "Kyoto Maruhei Dolls" Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2011-02-26 - 2011-04-10

    Now into its 7th generation, Maruhei is a renowned doll shop in Kyoto with 250 years of history behind it. It is known not only for its dolls, but also costumes, accessories and interior furnishings. This...More »

  • poster for "Exquisite Craftsmanship of the Late Edo and Meiji Period: From the Kiyomizu Sannenzaka Collection" Exhibition

    "Exquisite Craftsmanship of the Late Edo and Meiji Period: From the Kiyomizu Sannenzaka Collection" Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2011-01-07 - 2011-02-20

    This exhibition showcases 170 metal crafts from the collection of the Kiyomizu Sannenzaka Museum, known for its rich holdings of art from the late Edo and Meiji eras. See website for more details on...More »

  • poster for Yasujiro Yamaguchi Exhibition

    Yasujiro Yamaguchi Exhibition

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    • Media: Fashion - Crafts
    • 2010-10-16 - 2010-12-23

    First posthumous exhibition by Yasujiro Yamaguchi featuring 105 Noh costumes.More »

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