Japanese Paintings from East to West: Taikan, Shunsō, Shōen and more

April 3rd (Saturday),2021~September 26th (Sunday),2021

Yokoyama Taikan (1868-1958), a master hand of Mt. Fuji paintings, Uemura Shōen (1875-1949) and Kaburaki Kiyokata (1878-1972), who devoted themselves to beauty portraits (bijin-ga), and Murakami Kagaku (1888-1939), who created numerous paintings of Kannon (the goddess of mercy). Over the course of the Meiji, Taisho and Showa eras, these artists sought new forms of expression between tradition and innovation, creating vibrant and captivating works of art.
This exhibition presents Japanese paintings from East to West, with a focus on painters from Tokyo and Kyoto, bringing together some of the finest works of the Okada Museum of Art collection. These include Taikan's masterpiece "Mt. Fuji", Shōen’s most famous beauty portrait “Shiokumi Japanese Dance”, Hayami Gyoshū’s suiboku-ga ink painting masterpiece "Magnolia (Noble Flowers in Spring Garden)." In addition, all seven works of Hishida Shunsō, who died at the young age of 36, will be on display in commemoration of the 110th anniversary of his death. We invite you to enjoy his delicate and pure world of painting.
It is our pleasure to offer our visitors the chance to feel the breath of a new era through the works of the Japanese painters from East to West.

Introduces some of the artworks currently on display.

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Hishida Shunsō

Moonlit Ocean

ca. 1907 (Meiji 40)
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Hishida Shunsō

Dazzling Dawn

Late Meiji period beginning of the 20th century
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Ōhashi Suiseki

Tigers

Meiji period late 19th century
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Yokoyama Taikan

Mt. Fuji

1926 (Taishô 15)
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Hayami Gyoshū

Magnolia (Noble Flowers in Spring Garden)

1926 (Taishô 15)
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Kobayashi Kokei

Small Bird and White Magnolias

1936 (Shōwa 11)
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Murakami Kagaku

Seated Kanzeon Bosatsu (Avalokitesvara)

1937 (Shōwa 12)
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Uemura Shōen

"Shiokumi"Japanese Dance

1941 (Shōwa16)
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Uemura Shōen

Evening Cool

Shōwa period first half of the 20th century
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Kawai Gyokudō

Clear Autumn over a Valley Village

Early Shōwa period first half of the 20th century
Next Exhibition

The SAMURAI -Samurai Paintings and Works by Warrior Class Painters-

October 2nd (Saturday),2021~February 27th (Sunday),2022

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