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Impressionist Masterpieces from Marmottan Monet Museum

Impressionist Masterpieces from Marmottan Monet Museum

The Marmottan Monet Museum in Paris houses a collection of works compiled and enjoyed by the great Impressionist painter Claude Monet (1840-1926) until his death at the age of 86. This exhibition will present some 90 pieces primarily from this collection, which the artist’s son, Michel Monet, bequeathed to the Museum. Through portraits Monet made of his children at various ages, as well as portraits of Monet and his wife by his friend Renoir, landscapes Monet created during his travels, and works he painted in his late years when suffering from cataracts, the exhibition will explore Monet’s profoundly rich creative world. In his late years, Monet devoted himself to capturing

“World’s Gourds Exhibition” is scheduled to be held at National Museum of Nature and Science.

“World’s Gourds Exhibition” is scheduled to be held from Sept. 15 to Dec. 6 at National Museum of Nature and Science. The first thing comes to mind when most people think about gourd must be just the unique, funny shape with wasp waist; however, this exhibition will tell you their versatility and history as tool that had already started prior to that of earthenware. Displaying gourds from all over the world, from the collection of Dr. Hiroshi Yuasa, the exhibition introduces you how gourds have been utilized by humans as container, art object, ritual equipment and in many other ways. 【Dates】Tue. September 15 - Sun. December 6, 2015 【Hours】9:00-17:00 (9:00-20:00

Uchino Ichioshi (Our Best Recommendation) “Usagiya”

“Uchino Ichioshi (Our Best Recommendation)” of kokosil Ueno has now started! We offer an exclusive interview with a store focusing on many different aspects such as recommended items, history, people, pride, and so on. The first interview was conducted with Mr. Takuya Taniguchi, the current and forth owner of Usagiya, a Japanese confectionery founded in 1913 in Ueno.   《Birth of Usagiya and its history》 Usagiya was founded in 1913 at its current location by Kisaku Taniguchi who was originally from Toyama prefecture. As a child, he had studied under Zenjiro Yasuda, the founder of Yasuda Zaibatsu (financial conglomerate), at “Terakoya,” private elementary school in old times. Later on, he

Exhibition of Lacquerware “Urushi-no-katachi” at Tokyo University of the Arts

Exhibition “Urushi-no-katachi,” literally stands for shapes of lacquer, has been held annually since 2007 in cooperation with current and former faculty members and students. Urushi-no-katachi of this year is held to exhibit lacquerware created by people of Urushi-Arts Laboratory, Tokyo University of the Arts; such as, the professor emeritus, eleven professors, eleven master’s students, a research student, a visiting researcher from China, and doctoral students from Vietnam and Netherlands. Please come to the exhibition and appreciate the superb lacquerware created by each artist who has dedicated their life to Urushi Art. Period: Fri. Aug. 7 – Sun. Aug. 16, 2015 (Closed on Mon.) Hours: 10:00-17:00 (Last entry at 16:30) Venue:

Exhibition Information: Art of the Ghost “Urameshiya, Meido-no-miyage”

Exhibition Information: Art of the Ghost “Urameshiya, Meido-no-miyage” Venue: The University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts Period: Wed. July 22 – Sun. Sept. 13, 2015 Hours: 10:00-17:00 (last entry: 30mins before closing.) (Exception: 10:00-19:00 on Tue. Aug. 11 and Fri. Aug. 21.) Closed: Monday 《Admission Fees》 Adult: 1,100 (900) yen High school or college student: 700 (600) yen Pair Ticket (set of two tickets): 2,000 yen Prices in ( ) is for each person of a group of 20 or more people. No admission fee is charged for: – junior high school student or younger. – one guide per group of 20 or more. – those who have

【Helene Schjerfbeck: Reflections】

The final day is the exhibition “Helene Schjerfbeck: Reflections” is Sunday July 26! Please do not miss this chance to feel her soul. Helene Schjerfbeck: Reflections 【Dates】 Jun 2 (Tue) – Jul 26 (Sun), 2015 Closed on Mondays, July 21 *open on July 20 (Mon) 【Hours】10:00-17:00 (Entry by 16:30) 【Venue】Main Gallery 3, 4 (The University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts) 【Admission】 Adult – 1500 (1200) yen Student above senior high school – 1000 (700) yen Junior high school student or younger – Free *Prices in ( ): group of over 20 people (one attendant for each groups is admitted free) *Free admission for disabled people (one accompanying guest for

Report: The Parade of UENO Summer Festival 2015

The parade of UENO Summer Festival 2015 started at 1 pm on July 18 at JR Ueno station. A big audience was waiting for the parade to start in a cheerful atmosphere. It was started with the greetings from the Chairman of Ueno Kanko-remmei (Ueno Tourism Association) and the Station Master of JR Ueno Station.   The first performer was the marching band “mizuchi.” They offered a brilliant performance, playing popular songs that include Dragon Ball theme song and “Katteni Sindbad” of Southern All Stars. Next is the performance of Fukushima Prefecture Tourism & Local Products Association. Date Masamune, the 17th head of Date clan, and his wife Megohime introduced

Legendary artists of Japanese Western Painting: The Centennial of the NIKA Exhibition

Legendary artists of Japanese Western Painting The Centennial of the NIKA Exhibition <Overview> This event exhibits paintings of prominent artists participated in Nika Association. The artists include Ryusei Kishida, Yuzo Saeki, Narashige Koide, Shoji Sekine, Harue Koga, Tsuguharu Fujita, Shunsuke Matsumoto, Taro Okamoto, Seiji Togo, and Henri Matisse. Out of the works of art collected in 100 years of history of the association, those paintings displayed are all from the 20th century. 【Period】From Sat. July 18 to Sun. September 6, 2015 【Closed】Tue. July 21. 【Venue】Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum 【Hours】9:30-17:30 (9:30-21:00 on Fri.) 【Last entry】30 min before closing. 【Fees】Adult/Post secondary student/HS student/Age 65 or older Advance Ticket: 1,300yen/1,000yen/600yen/800yen Ticket at Door:

Kubbe Makes an Art Museum – by seeing, gathering, studying and exhibiting

July 18 (Sat) – Kubbe Makes an Art Museum – by seeing, gathering, studying and exhibiting ■ Information This exhibition is inspired by Kubbe Lager Museum, a picture book by Norwegian author/illustrator Åshild Kanstad Johnsen. With that story as a framework, it features artists whose works find expression in the actions of seeing and collecting, as well as collections that show the collector’s passion. As a participation-oriented exhibition, “Kubbe Makes an Art Museum” will let visitors experience the world of categorizing and exhibiting objects, and the fun of sharing that world with others. ・Period July 18 (Sat) – October 4 (Sun), 2015 ・Venue Gallery A, B, C ・Closed Mondays, as well as

Ueno Summer Festival Parade on Jul 18th 

The Ueno Summer Festival Parade was first held more than three decades ago to celebrate the opening of the Tohoku Shinkansen in 1982. It takes place in three locations – Ueno Station, the Suijo Ongakudo (the Concert Hall on the Water),and Ueno Chuo Dori – and visitors can see a display of gorgeous, energetic performances by approximately 30 different organizations, including representatives from Tohoku festivals such as the Aomori Nebuta, Akita Kanto, and Morioka Sansa Odori. A JR Ueno Station Concourse 13:00〜15:00 B Suijo Ongakudo 15:00〜20:00 C Ueno Chuo Dori 17:30〜20:15