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.
Moonlit Oceanca. 1907 (Meiji 40)
Dazzling DawnLate Meiji period beginning of the 20th century
TigersMeiji period late 19th century
Mt. Fuji1926 (Taishô 15)
Magnolia (Noble Flowers in Spring Garden)1926 (Taishô 15)
Small Bird and White Magnolias1936 (Shōwa 11)
Seated Kanzeon Bosatsu (Avalokitesvara)1937 (Shōwa 12)
"Shiokumi"Japanese Dance1941 (Shōwa16)
Evening CoolShōwa period first half of the 20th century
Clear Autumn over a Valley VillageEarly Shōwa period first half of the 20th century
Moonlit OceanHishida Shunsō ca. 1907 (Meiji 40)
Dazzling DawnHishida Shunsō Late Meiji period beginning of the 20th century
TigersŌhashi Suiseki Meiji period late 19th century
Mt. FujiYokoyama Taikan 1926 (Taishô 15)
Magnolia (Noble Flowers in Spring Garden)Hayami Gyoshū 1926 (Taishô 15)
Small Bird and White MagnoliasKobayashi Kokei 1936 (Shōwa 11)
Seated Kanzeon Bosatsu (Avalokitesvara)Murakami Kagaku 1937 (Shōwa 12)
"Shiokumi"Japanese DanceUemura Shōen 1941 (Shōwa16)
Evening CoolUemura Shōen Shōwa period first half of the 20th century
Clear Autumn over a Valley VillageKawai Gyokudō Early Shōwa period first half of the 20th century