Tokuro Sakamoto “Gap”
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At the beginning of the Meiji era, Ernest Fenollosa and Tenshin Okakura of the Tokyo Fine Arts School — the predecessor of today’s Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokuro Sakamoto’s alma mater — aimed to establish Nihon-Ga (“Japanese Painting”) as an art form that could rival the art that the West produced. Compared to the loudness and grandeur of such goals, the motifs painted by Tokuro Sakamoto are of a humble nature.
In the background of Sakamoto’s paintings, which may appear like nothing special at all, we can find a reflection of the history of Japan’s fine arts as, well as the thoughts of an artist who tries to face and depict the conditions and environments of today’s world.
from February 05, 2021 to March 07, 2021
Exhibition Hours 12:00-19:00. Open 11:00-17:00 on Saturdays and Sundays.