Wakana Yamauchi “The Beginning of the Beginning”

Maruki Gallery for the Hiroshima Panels

poster for Wakana Yamauchi “The Beginning of the Beginning”
[Image: Wakana Yamauchi "Bokujo (Meadow)" (2020)]

Ends in 44 days

Coinciding with the 10th anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake and the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, Maruki Gallery presents an exhibition by Wakana Yamauchi, an artist who has actively covered meadows in Fukushima and recently visited Hiroshima to search for traces left by the atomic bomb.

Yamauchi depicts “small lives” at the mercy of times in her paintings. She creates complex matière by painting the surface through the repetition of various processes: applying multiple layers of sumi ink and paint onto Japanese paper and occasionally wiping off the painted surface, washing it away, and scraping it off with sandpaper.

The Beginning of the Beginning expresses taking a step forward to a hopeful future while embracing sadness.



from February 06, 2021 to April 10, 2021


Wakana Yamauchi


Adults ¥900; High School and Junior High School Students, Under 18s ¥600; Elementary School Students ¥400; Seniors 60 & Over ¥800

Venue Hours

From 9:30 To 16:30
Closed on Mondays
Note:Open 9:00-17:00 in March-November. Closed during the New Year holidays.


Address: 1401 Shimokarako, Higashimatsuyama-shi, Saitama 355-0076
Phone: 0493-22-3266 Fax: 0493-24-8371

12 minutes by taxi from the South exit of Shinrin-koen Station on the Tobu Tojo line; From the East exit of Higashi-Matsuyama Station on the Tobu Tojo line, take the bus and get off at Maruki Bijutsukan Higashi. The venue is 2 minute walk from there.

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