The Beauty of Nature―Japan’s Four Seasons in Masterpieces  From Rinpa School and Ukiyo-e to Gyoshū and Isson

March 6th (Sunday),2022~December 18th (Sunday),2022

Exhibition Part I Spring/Summer Collection: Jakuchū, Gyoshū, Isson, and others
March 6 (Sun) 2022 - July 10 (Sun) 2022
Exhibition Part II Autumn/Winter Collection: Kōrin, Utamaro, Shunsō, and others
July 16 (Sat) 2022 - December 18 (Sun) 2022

Cherry blossoms of spring, peonies and water irises of early summer, colorful leaves of autumn and snows of winter. Since ancient times, Japanese people with an affinity for nature have cherished the features of the four seasons, expressing their scenic beauty and bursting emotions in paintings and poems. Starting with the New Year's Day, customs such as Hinamatsuri (Doll’s Festival) on March 3rd, Tango-no-Sekku (Boy’s Festival) on May 5th, as well as Hanami (cherry blossom viewing), Tsukimi (moon viewing), and Hanabi kenbutsu (fireworks viewing) have been passed down from generation to generation to the present day.
This exhibition, held in two parts will feature a total of approximately 100 artworks, focusing on Japanese paintings, as well as ceramics and lacquerware to show how the four seasons have been expressed throughout the ages. We will present the beauty of the four seasons as seen in masterpiece paintings and decorative arts design, from works by Rinpa school artists, such as Ogata Kōrin and Sakai Hōitsu, and ukiyo-e by Kitagawa Utamaro and Katsushika Hokusai, interspersed with works by leading artists of the modern era such as Hishida Shunsō and Hayami Gyoshū, as well as works by Itō Jakuchū and Tanaka Isson, popular in recent years. In the land of Hakone surrounded by nature, please enjoy a moment of peace and tranquility admiring the flowers and birds of the four seasons.
*Each exhibition will have different works on display.

Repeat Visitor Discounts
Admission to the second exhibition will be 2,000 yen if you show your entrance ticket from the first exhibition. We hope you will visit both exhibitions.
*Discount applies only once for one ticket per person.
*Cannot be used in conjunction with any other discounts.

Introduces some of the artworks currently on display.

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Sakai Hōitsu

【PartI】Cherry Blossoms

Late Edo period first half of the 19th century
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Nabeshima ware

【PartI】 Dish with Flower Baskets Design

Mid-Edo period latter half of the 17th— first half of the 18th century
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Hayami Gyoshū

【PartI】Magnolia (Noble Flowers in Spring Garden)

1926 (Taishō 15)
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Nagata Yūji

【PartI】Lidless Box with "Yatsuhashi" (Brige and Irises) Design, black lacquer with "maki-e" and mother-of-pearl inlay

Mid-Edo period 18th century
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Attributed to Hishikawa Moronobu

【PartI】Genre Scenes in Edo in the Four Seasons

Early Edo period 17th -18th century
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Itō Jakuchū

【PartI】Peacock and Phoenix

Edo period ca.1755 (Hōreki 5)
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Katsushika Hokusai

【PartI】A Summer Morning

Late Edo period beginning of the 19th century
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Uemura Shōen

【PartI】Evening Cool

Shōwa period first half of the 20th century
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Nonomura Ninsei

【PartI】Fresh Water Jar with Incised Grass Design

Early Edo period 17th century
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Tanaka Isson

【PartI】Ruddy Kingfisher and White Flowers

1967 (Shōwa 42) ©2022 Hiroshi Niiyama
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Ogata Kōrin

【PartII】Chrysanthemums

Early Edo period beginning of the 18th century
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Ogata Kenzan

【PartII】Bowl with Openwork Chrysanthemums Design

Mid-Edo period 18th century
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Ogata Kenzan

【PartⅠ・II】Bowl with "Tatsutagawa" Autumn Foliage and Stream Design in Openwork

Mid-Edo period 18th century
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Suzuki Kiitsu

【PartII】Seven Autumn Grasses

Late Edo period first half of the 19th century
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Ogata Kōrin

【PartII】Ducks and Snow-Covered Pine Trees

Early Edo period beginning of the 18th century
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Nabeshima ware

【PartII】Dish with Snow-Covered Bamboo and Chrysanthemums Design

Early Edo period latter half of the 17th century
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Katsushika Hokusai

【PartII】Raven in Snow

Edo peirod 1847 (Kōka 4)
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Kitagawa Utamaro

【Exhibition period:7/16~10/3】Fukagawa in the Snow

Edo period ca. 1802-06 (Kyōwa 2-Bunka 3)

Permanent Collection