Western Kings on Horseback Screens and Matsuura Byobu Screens
Session April 8th, 2022 (Friday) to May 15th 2022 (Sunday)
In the 16th century, Spain and Portugal extended their sea routes to Japan in the Far East for the purpose of trade and propagation of Christianity. Not only was it the beginning of the Age of Exploration but also the start of interaction between European and Japanese art. The exhibition focuses on Western-style paintings that were created in Japan based on this interaction. Please enjoy this exhibition of art from Japan and Europe—two styles of art that are mutually exotic.
Paintings and Crafts of the Korean Peninsula
Session May 20th, 2022(Friday) to June 26th, 2022(Sunday)
A variety of art will be exhibited, including works that emerged on the Korean Peninsula and are appreciated across East Asia, including Buddhist and landscape paintings, folk art, and pottery.
The Animals of East Asia: Pottery and Lacquer
Session July 8th, 2022 (Friday) to August 14th, 2022(Sunday)
Dragons and phoenixes were considered good omens alongside animals, such as fish, birds, deer, and horses, which were deemed to be symbols of one’s descendants’ prosperity and a life of abundance. Take your time to appreciate the world of lifelike animals that is expressed in the pottery and lacquerware.
Smiling and Frowning Faces: Faces Depicted in Japanese Art
Session August 19th, 2022 (Friday) to October 2nd, 2022 (Sunday)
The exhibition comprises Japanese paintings depicting human figures. We recommend giving close attention to the emotions expressed on their faces.
Sumiyoshi Hiroyuki: A Pioneer of Yamato-e Paintings in the Late Edo Period
Session October 8th, 2022 (Saturday) to November 13th, 2022 (Sunday)
This is the first exhibition that centers on Sumiyoshi Hiroyuki who played a crucial role in the world of Yamato-e paintings of the late Edo period. Take your time to appreciate the painstaking study and elaborate, splendid depictions presented in these works.
The Art of China’s Ming and Qing Dynasties
Session November 18th, 2022 (Friday) to December 25th, 2022 (Sunday)
This exhibition presents an introduction to paintings and prints produced during the Ming and Qing dynasties (14th 20th centuries). During these eras, the ancient traditions of Chinese culture blossomed into full maturity. Moreover, this period was known for its contact with several countries outside of China.
Beautiful Images of the Buddha and Buddhist Craftsmanship: Buddhist Art of China, Korea, and Japan
Session January 13th, 2023 (Friday) to February 19th, 2023(Sunday)
Visitors have an opportunity to see the diverse art that emerged from East Asian religious belief. These include beautiful depictions of the Buddha in prayer, alongside resplendent and majestic Buddhist craftsmanship.
Landscape Paintings Depicting Seclusion
Session February 24th, 2023(Friday) to April 2nd, 2023 (Sunday)
Literary artists have aspired to live away from the chaos of life since ancient times. The exhibition contains landscape paintings that emerged from artists’ ideal of seclusion. These include works from the Muromachi period to the Edo period.