• Kawase Hasui: Travel and nostalgic landscape

    2021.10.02(Sat)- 12.26(Sun)

    Notice of the exhibition

    A retrospective exhibition of the woodblock print artist Hasui Kawase (1883-1957), who was active during the Taisho and Showa eras. Hasui was inspired by breezes, and spent his days travelling with the sun, clouds, and rain, painting the scenery of all four seasons of Japan. This was also a journey to seek the scenery of old times. One of the key supporters of woodblock production was Shozaburo Watanabe, a woodblock print publisher and leader of the shin-hanga (new prints) movement. Their strong desire to create something special lead them to strive for woodblock prints that could also be appreciated overseas. Hasui’s landscape prints are admired for their soothing effects. This exhibition invites you to the world of Hasui, and consists of valuable works including some series that can rarely be seen together. This group of prints rich in poetic sentiment, and which makes full use of traditional woodblock printing skills, offers a moment of calm in a bustling city.

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  • The Way of Paintings 2022

    2022.01.14(Fri)- 02.13(Sun)

    FACE Award Winners

    Notice of the exhibition

    This exhibition brings together approximately 100 of the recent and new works of 12 artists who received the Grand Prix or Excellent Work Awards in the three years from 2019 to 2021. In addition, this exhibition displays the works that were awarded the Grand Prix and became works of our permanent collection. By doing so, this exhibition reveals the true value of the works which capture the essence of the times, and explores how the paintings of the artists have evolved over time.

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  • FACE 2022

    2022.02.19(Sat)- 03.13(Sun)

    Notice of the exhibition

    This is the 10th exhibition of works submitted for the contemporary painting competition. As a "gateway to success" for new and emerging artists, regardless of age or affiliation, this exhibition features approximately 70 works selected from pieces submitted by artists across Japan (of which 9 are award-winning works). Enjoy these works that capture the sensibilities of their time through various techniques and motifs. These are works of true power, which can potentially become world-class pieces of art in the future. An audience award will also be presented based on votes submitted by visitors.

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