大和文華館

EXHIBITIONS

Schedule of exhibitions 2021 – 2022

Japanese

Schedule of exhibitions 2022 – 2023

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.

Designated Important Cultural Property Western Kings on Horseback Screens, Suntory Museum of Art
Designated National Treasure Women Engaged in Various Amusements (Matsuura Byobu)

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.

Avalokiteśvara with Willow
Fishing Village at sunset: Scene from Eight Views of the Xiaoxiang

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.

Designated Important Cultural Property Water Pourer with Design of Nine Dragons, Celadon
Inkstone Case with Design of Millets and Quails, Makie Lacquer

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.

Designated Important Cultural Property Portrait of Poet Kodai-No- Kimi: Fragment of Scroll of the Thirty -six Poets
Designated Important Cultural Property Portrait of Nakamura Kuranosuke ,By Ogata Korin

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 Tale of Genji , Private collection
Suma from the Tale of Genji, Saiku Historical Museum

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.

Landscapes, By Fang Shishu
Birds with Plum Brossoms and Peonies, By Sun Yi

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.

Cintamani-Cakra, Gilt Bronze
Designated Important Cultural Property Rectangular Tray with Design of Birds and Flowers, Inlaid with Mother-of-Pearl Overlaid with Copper

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.

Designated Important Cultural Property Landscape, Attributed to Tensho Shubun
Hermit Watching Waterfall, By Yamamoto Baiitsu