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Experience the essence of Zen culture. [Tokyo National Museum] Special exhibition “Tofukuji” (~ May 7) preview report

Experience the essence of Zen culture. [Tokyo National Museum] Special exhibition “Tofukuji” (~ May 7) preview report

Article provided by: Taito Bunka Marche Tofukuji is one of the Zen temples representing Kyoto. Known as a spot for fresh greenery and autumn foliage, it is a famous temple that has preserved many treasures such as ancient documents, calligraphy, classics, and portraits, even though it was devastated by war. This exhibition, which will be the first opportunity to introduce the treasures of Tofuku-ji Temple, will bring together excellent works of Zen Buddhism culture, such as "The Five Hundred Arhats" by the painter Myocho. In this article, we will report on the press preview held the day before the event. Tofukuji is one of Kyoto's representative Zen temples, and is

[Calligraphy Museum] A special exhibition is being held to compare and taste the masterpiece “Lantei Cho” by calligrapher Wang Xizhi (until April 23, 2023)

Article provided by: Taito Bunka Marche A legendary calligrapher who was active in China about 1700 years ago and was later revered as a "sage of calligraphy." Wang Xizhi Ogishi (303-361, heresy) and his most famous work, " Ranting order Renteijo The exhibition “Wang Xizhi and Rantei Cho” , which focuses on ” , is being held at the Taito Ward Calligraphy Museum. Date: January 31 (Tue) to April 23 (Sun), 2023 * During the period, the exhibition will be changed according to the following schedule. First term: January 31 (Tue) – March 12 (Sun) Second term: March 14 (Tue) – April 23 (Sun) * Click here for the list

[Venue Report] “Egon Schiele Exhibition” opens. A genius who died young who vividly depicted the inner workings of human beings, a retrospective exhibition for the first time in about 30 years

A large-scale exhibition of Egon Schiele (1890-1918), one of the most important painters representing fin- de-siècle Vienna, will be held on January 26, 2023 in Ueno, Tokyo. It opened at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum. A retrospective exhibition of the genius Egon Schiele, who died young, for the first time in about 30 years in Tokyo From the end of the 19th century to the beginning of the 20th century, Egon Schiele was a painter who was brilliantly active in Vienna, which was experiencing a period of rare artistic maturity. . In 1906, Schiele, who showed glimpses of painting sense from an early age, entered the Vienna Academy of Fine

[Interview report] Shogun’s warriors who landed in Japan for the first time! “Terracotta Warriors and Ancient China Exhibition” Opens at Ueno Royal Museum

An exhibition commemorating the 50th anniversary of the normalization of diplomatic relations between Japan and China, "Terracotta Warriors and Ancient China – Heritage of the Qin and Han Civilizations -" opened on November 22, 2022 at the Ueno Royal Museum. (Exhibition period is until February 5, 2023) This exhibition introduces the heritage of ancient Chinese civilization with about 200 precious cultural relics, centering on 36 terracotta warriors. I covered the press preview held the day before the opening, so I will report on the state of the exhibition. Confronting a magnificent history that transcends 2000 years Yo is a human figure made of wood and earth that was buried with

The world of The Tale of Genji, now reunited. [Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum] Ueno Artist Project 2022 “The Tale of Genji that weaves beauty-Meetings are deep and deep-” (~ 1/6) Preview report

Ueno Artist Project 2022 "The Tale of Genji that weaves beauty – Encounter encounters are deep -" Scene from the venue The Tale of Genji, the masterpiece of Heian literature that has been read for over 1000 years. As the 6th installment of the "Ueno Artist Project" with the participation of artists of various genres, "The Tale of Genji that weaves beauty -Meguri Encounter, Eni Deep Shina-" was held. This time, we will report on the press preview held prior to the event. The "Ueno Artist Project" is a series launched in 2017 with the aim of inheriting the history of the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, which is also known

The biggest TARO exhibition ever is coming! [Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum] “Exhibition Taro Okamoto” (~ 12/28) preview report

Taro Okamoto is the most popular and well-known artist in post-war Japan. This autumn, the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum will hold its largest retrospective exhibition titled "Exhibition Taro Okamoto." We will report on the press preview held the day before the event and introduce some of the contents. In Paris I learned to live as a whole human being. Not limited to one profession such as a painter or a sculptor, Live more broadly as a human being, as a whole being. Words That Break Walls, East Press, 2005 It is said that once Taro Okamoto was asked, "Is this your main job?" “Human beings—human beings who live furiously as

[Venue Report] Over 250 “Poison” Exhibits! Special exhibition “Poison” opens at the National Museum of Nature and Science (until February 19, 2023)

The National Museum of Nature and Science in Ueno, Tokyo will hold a special exhibition "Poison" from November 1, 2022 (Tuesday) to February 19, 2023 (Sunday). In this exhibition, specialists in zoology, botany, earth science, anthropology, and science and engineering thoroughly delve into the various "poisons" that exist on earth. I participated in the press preview held prior to the opening, so I will report on the contents of the exhibition and the state of the venue, along with my impressions. Poison, poison, poison… A special exhibition that explains all kinds of poisons Various "poisons" that exist in the natural world and human society, such as animals, plants, fungi, minerals,

[Venue report] The special exhibition “National Treasure Tokyo National Museum” finally opens! 89 national treasures are open to the public, and there is also a “National Treasure Sword Room” where 19 swords such as Mikazuki Munechika are available

From October 18th to December 11th, the Tokyo National Museum (hereinafter referred to as Tohaku) is holding a special exhibition "National Treasures: All About the Tokyo National Museum" . In this exhibition commemorating the 150th anniversary of the founding of the museum, all 89 national treasures owned by the Tokyo Expo, as well as many important cultural properties will be on display! Even if you're not an art fan, you can't miss the content. Since I participated in the press preview that was held prior to the event, I will report in detail on the state of the venue, which is too luxurious. *Advance reservations are required for this exhibition

The essence of 20th century art is now here. [National Museum of Western Art] “Picasso and His Era Berlin State Berggruen Museum Exhibition” Preview Report (-2023/1/22)

The Berlin State Berggruen Museum boasts an unparalleled collection, including Picasso. This exhibition, which was made possible by the renovation of the Berggruen Museum, brought together a collection of 97 works, including 76 that were exhibited for the first time in Japan. This time, we will tell you about the press preview that was held prior to the event. Picasso, Klee, Matisse, Giacometti… The Berggruen Museum in Berlin boasts a unique collection centered on four great masters of the 20th century. The foundation was laid by Heinz Berggrühn, a collector of modern art, and the works selected by Berggrühn, who was a first-rate connoisseur, are known worldwide as gem collections

Love in the slums. A bouquet for humanity. [Ueno Royal Museum] “Shingo Nagasaka Exhibition Still A ‘BLACK’ STAR Supported by Nanboya” (~11/6) Preview Report

Numerous art works using waste materials born from the slums of Ghana, Agbogblothy. The world's attention is now focused on the activities of Shingo Nagasaka, an artist aiming for sustainable capitalism. Nagasaka's first solo exhibition at a museum is currently being held at the Ueno Royal Museum. Game consoles, computer keyboards… Covered on the canvas are electronic devices and their parts that we are all too familiar with. Shingo Nagasaka is an artist who creates original works with broken electronic devices discarded by developed countries. In addition to his work, the philosophy symbolized by the word "sustainable capitalism" and the method of investing profits in slums have attracted attention from