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India Miniatures

Fuchu Art Museum
Indian miniature paintings were enjoyed by the Mughal and Rajput courts from the late 16th to the mid-19th centuries. The small paintings, measuring approximately 20 centimeters on each side, depict fantastic mythological worlds, portraits of kings in sumptuous costumes, and women in graceful poses, all painted with delicate brushstrokes. The reason why the paintings were painted on small screens was because of the idea of a one-on-one dialogue between the viewer and the painting. To quietly face the painting and engage in a dialogue with it was an act of purification of the soul.

In these jewel-like paintings, colored with beautiful lines and colors, we find the reverence for nature, sensitivity, and passionate faith of people born from the richness of the earth. They are inscribed with everything that has made India a complex and profound culture since ancient times.

This exhibition introduces 120 outstanding Indian miniature paintings. The hope is that visitors will enjoy the world of beauty of Indian miniature paintings, which are different from both Western and Japanese paintings, and that they will also deepen their interest in Indian culture.


Sep 16 (Sat) 2023-Nov 26 (Sun) 2023 

Opening Hours Information

Open on September 18 and October 9.
Closed on September 19 and October 10.
FeeAdults ¥900, University and High School Students ¥450, Junior High and Elementary School Students ¥200

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VenueFuchu Art Museum
Location1-3 Sengen-cho, Fuchu-shi, Tokyo 183-0001
Access17 minute walk from the North exit of Higashi-fuchu Station on the Keio line; From the South exit of Musashi-Koganei Station on the JR Chuo line, take the Keio bus towards Fuchu Station and get off at Ippongi.
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