Session April 9th, 2021 (Friday) to May 16th 2021 (Sunday)
In the Momoyama and Edo periods, a social class of art lovers became widespread, nurturing a diverse culture. We invite you to feel the sense of the period from the paintings, writings, and crafts on display during this time.
Tomioka Tessai and Modern Nihonga Paintings
Session May 21st, 2021 (Friday) to July 4th, 2021 (Sunday)
Tomioka Tessai is a literati artist that represents modern Japan. His paintings will be introduced alongside the works of modern Nihonga artists, such as Yokoyama Taikan.
The Art of Traveling
Session July 9th, 2021 (Friday) to August 22nd, 2021 (Sunday)
We will be displaying artworks that represent the stories of travelers, as well as the landscapes and famous places seen when traveling. We invite you to enjoy the travel-related art of Japan and China.
The Buddhist Art of Japan
Session August 27th, 2021 (Friday) to October 3rd, 2021 (Sunday)
We will be displaying the Buddhist art of Japan, from the splendid scriptures made by the nobility in the Heian period to the otsu-e art born from the folk beliefs of the Edo period.
Special Exhibition: The Art of Sake, a Gift from the Heavens
Session October 9th, 2021 (Saturday) to November 14th, 2021 (Sunday)
It is said that sake is a wonderful gift from the heavens. This display will feature East Asian artworks related to sake and trace the history of a drink that brings gods as well as people together.
Sesson and His Contemporary Painters
Session November 19th, 2021 (Friday) to December 26th (Sunday)
Sesson was an artist monk who was active in the Eastern Japan during the sixteenth century. This exhibit will display Sesson’s works, as well as the works of artists who were active in the same era at the Capital, with a focus on the special charm of Sesson’s unique paintings.
The Pottery of Japan: From Jomon Earthenware to Modern Kyo Ware
Session January 5th, 2022 (Wednesday) to February 13th, 2022 (Sunday)
We will be displaying the pottery of Japan, which has a history as long as ten thousand years. We invite you to enjoy the wide variety of works, from the strong shapes of the Jomon earthenware made in the primitive age to the elaborate Kyo ware made in the modern era.
Painting,Calligraphy and Stationery of East Asian Literati
Session February 18th, 2022 (Friday) to April 3rd, 2022 (Sunday)
Our exhibit will showcase the painting,calligraphy and stationery that reflect the ways of life idealized by East Asian literati from the 16th to 20th centuries.