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.
【PartII】ChrysanthemumsEarly Edo period beginning of the 18th century
【PartII】Bowl with Openwork Chrysanthemums DesignMid-Edo period 18th century
【PartⅠ・II】Bowl with "Tatsutagawa" Autumn Foliage and Stream Design in OpenworkMid-Edo period 18th century
【PartII】Seven Autumn GrassesLate Edo period first half of the 19th century
【PartII】Ducks and Snow-Covered Pine TreesEarly Edo period beginning of the 18th century
【PartII】Cotton Plants and PuppiesMid-Edo period latter half of the 18th century
【PartII】Dish with Snow-Covered Bamboo and Chrysanthemums DesignEarly Edo period latter half of the 17th century
【PartII】Raven in SnowEdo peirod 1847 (Kōka 4)
【Exhibition period：7/16～10/3】Fukagawa in the SnowEdo period ca. 1802－06 (Kyōwa 2－Bunka 3)
【PartI】Cherry BlossomsLate Edo period first half of the 19th century
【PartI】 Dish with Flower Baskets DesignMid-Edo period latter half of the 17th— first half of the 18th century
【PartI】Magnolia (Noble Flowers in Spring Garden)1926 (Taishō 15)
【PartI】Lidless Box with "Yatsuhashi" (Brige and Irises) Design, black lacquer with "maki-e" and mother-of-pearl inlayMid-Edo period 18th century
Attributed to Hishikawa Moronobu
【PartI】Genre Scenes in Edo in the Four SeasonsEarly Edo period 17th -18th century
【PartI】Peacock and PhoenixEdo period ca.1755 (Hōreki 5)
【PartI】A Summer MorningLate Edo period beginning of the 19th century
【PartI】Evening CoolShōwa period first half of the 20th century
【PartI】Fresh Water Jar with Incised Grass DesignEarly Edo period 17th century
【PartI】Ruddy Kingfisher and White Flowers1967 (Shōwa 42) ©2022 Hiroshi Niiyama
【PartII】ChrysanthemumsOgata Kōrin Early Edo period beginning of the 18th century
【PartII】Bowl with Openwork Chrysanthemums DesignOgata Kenzan Mid-Edo period 18th century
Important cultural property
【PartⅠ・II】Bowl with "Tatsutagawa" Autumn Foliage and Stream Design in OpenworkOgata Kenzan Mid-Edo period 18th century
【PartII】Seven Autumn GrassesSuzuki Kiitsu Late Edo period first half of the 19th century
【PartII】Ducks and Snow-Covered Pine TreesOgata Kōrin Early Edo period beginning of the 18th century
【PartII】Cotton Plants and PuppiesMaruyama Ōkyo Mid-Edo period latter half of the 18th century
【PartII】Dish with Snow-Covered Bamboo and Chrysanthemums DesignNabeshima ware Early Edo period latter half of the 17th century
【PartII】Raven in SnowKatsushika Hokusai Edo peirod 1847 (Kōka 4)
【Exhibition period：7/16～10/3】Fukagawa in the SnowKitagawa Utamaro Edo period ca. 1802－06 (Kyōwa 2－Bunka 3)
【PartI】Cherry BlossomsSakai Hōitsu Late Edo period first half of the 19th century
【PartI】 Dish with Flower Baskets DesignNabeshima ware Mid-Edo period latter half of the 17th— first half of the 18th century
【PartI】Magnolia (Noble Flowers in Spring Garden)Hayami Gyoshū 1926 (Taishō 15)
【PartI】Lidless Box with "Yatsuhashi" (Brige and Irises) Design, black lacquer with "maki-e" and mother-of-pearl inlayNagata Yūji Mid-Edo period 18th century
【PartI】Genre Scenes in Edo in the Four SeasonsAttributed to Hishikawa Moronobu Early Edo period 17th -18th century
【PartI】Peacock and PhoenixItō Jakuchū Edo period ca.1755 (Hōreki 5)
【PartI】A Summer MorningKatsushika Hokusai Late Edo period beginning of the 19th century
【PartI】Evening CoolUemura Shōen Shōwa period first half of the 20th century
【PartI】Fresh Water Jar with Incised Grass DesignNonomura Ninsei Early Edo period 17th century
【PartI】Ruddy Kingfisher and White FlowersTanaka Isson 1967 (Shōwa 42) ©2022 Hiroshi Niiyama