Exhibitions in Japan

March 05, 2017

AF's Tokyo Area Exhibitions Guide 2017 東京の美術展覧会 H.29




CHIBA CITY MUSEUM OF ART 千葉市美術館

AF's Chiba-Shibi Picks

CCMA Collection: Tales from The Other Side, 8/5-8/27
「CCMAコレクション いま/むかし うらがわ 」、2017年8月5日(土)〜8月27日(日)
Boston Museum Print Collection: Suzuki Harunobu, 9/6-10/23
「ボストン美術館所蔵浮世絵名品展 鈴木春信」、2017年9月6日(水)〜10月23日(月)
The Reformation of Edo Art: Harunobu's Era, 9/6-10/23
「江戸美術の革命−春信の時代」、2017年9月6日(水)〜10月23日(月)
Taisho-Early Showa Beauties of Kitano Tsunetomi, 11/3-12/17
「没後70年 北野恒富展」、2017年11月3日(金・祝)〜12月17日(日)
A Rivalry of Modern Beauties, 11/3-12/17
「近代美女競べ」、2017年11月3日(金・祝)〜12月17日(日)
Exhibition Schedule (in Japanese) http://www.ccma-net.jp/exhibition_02.html


EDO-TOKYO MUSEUM 江戸東京博物館

Tokyo Children of the War Period, 2017.03.07(Tue)〜2017.05.07(Sun)
「戦時下東京の子供たち」

Exhibition schedule (in Japanese) http://www.edo-tokyo-museum.or.jp/


Eisei-BunkoEISEI BUNKO 永青文庫

Exhibition Schedule (in Japanese): http://www.eiseibunko.com/exhibition.html

Access: http://www.eiseibunko.com/traffic.html



GEIDAI DAIGAKU BIJUTSUKAN 東京芸術大学大学美術館

sesson 2017

Sesson: Birth of an Eccentic, Mar 28 - May 21
特別展 「雪村−奇想の誕生−」、2017年3月28日(火)- 5月21日(日)

Exhibition schedule (in Japanese) http://www.geidai.ac.jp/museum/
exhibit/current_exhibitions_ja.htm?blog_id=517729




Gotoh Museum-12THE GOTOH MUSEUM 五島美術館

Chinese Ceramics, 2/18 - 3/26, 2017
The Calligraphy of Poetics, 4/1 - 5/7
Early Modern Japanese Nihonga Paintings, 5/13 - 6/18
The Art of Decorated Paper, 6/24 - 7/30
The Prajnaparamita Sutra and Zen Buddhism, 8/26 - 10/15
Cloisonne: Ruri, Hari, and Shippo, 10/21 - 12/3
An Ensemble of Tea ceremony Objects, 12/9/2017 - 2/18/2018
Chinese Ceramics, 2/24 - 3/25, 2018

* (English titles by AF. No コピペ可能性、No 日本語タイトル!)

Exhibition schedule (in Japanese) http://www.gotoh-museum.or.jp/exhibition/schedule.html


HatakeyamaHATAKEYAMA MEMORIAL MUSEUM OF FINE ART 畠山記念館

A New Year's Feast―in Celebration of the Year of Rooster―, 14th January, 2017–12th March
Famous Tea Utensils, 4/8 - 6/18

Exhibition Schedule in English
* Exhibition Schedule in Japanese: http://www.ebara.co.jp/csr/
hatakeyama/ex_sche.html




IdemitsuIDEMITSU MUSEUM OF ARTS 出光美術館

Ko-Garatsu— The Age of Great Ceramics, February 11 (Sat) - March 26 (Sun), 2017
「古唐津 ―大いなるやきものの時代」、2017年2月11日(土)〜3月26日(日)
Utensils of Cha no yu — The World of Japanese and Chinese Tastes, April 15 (Sat) - June 4 (Sun), 2017
The Winds of Suiboku-ga — Hasegawa Tōhaku and Sesshū, June 10 (Sat) - July 17 (Mon), 2017
Forms and Expressions of Prayer — Introduction to Buddhist Art, July 25 (Tue) - September 3 (Sun), 2017
The Art of Edo Rimpa, September 16 (Sat) - November 5 (Sun), 2017
Styles of Calligraphy II — Succession and Originality of Beauty, November 11 (Sat) - December 17 (Sun), 2017
Iro-e — Japan CUTE!, January 12 (Fri) - March 25 (Sun), 2018


Exhibition Schedule in English
Exhibition Schedule in Japanese


Itabashi_art_museum ITABASHI ART MUSEUM 板橋区美術館

 Nagasaki Prints and Visions of Foreign Lands, 2/25 - 2/26
長崎版画と異国の面影、2017年2月25日(土)〜3月26日(日)

Information in English
* Exhibition schedule in Japanese http://www.itabashiartmuseum.jp/exhibition/

ACCESS: 15 min walk from Nishitakashimadaira Stn on the Mita subway line, 22 min walk from the Shimoakazuka Stn on the Tobu Tojo line, 25 min walk from the Eidan Akatuska Stn on the Yurakucho line, see MAP



mingeikan
JAPAN FOLK CRAFTS MUSEUM 日本民芸館

Soetsu Yanagi and Artist-Craftsmen of the Mingei Movement、January 8th (Sun) - March 26th (Sun), 2017
The Golden-age of MINGEI: life and beauty in Edo period、April 4th (Tue) - June 18th (Sun), 2017
IROE-porcelains of overglaze enamels-、June 27th (Tue) - August 27th (Sun), 2017
Windsor Chairs-British chairs admired by Japanese-、September 7th (Thu) - November 23rd (Wed), 2017
New Works Competition and Exhibition 2017、December 10th (Sun) - 23rd (Sat), 2017
Shiko Munakata & Soetsu Yanagi、January 11th (Sun) - March 25th (Sun), 2018

Exhibition Schedule (in English): http://www.mingeikan.or.jp/english/exhibition/schedule.html
Exhibition Schedule (日本語): http://www.mingeikan.or.jp/events/schedule.html
ACCESS: Komaba Todaimae stn on the Inokashira line from Shibuya
* MAP and ACCESS


Kanagawa_rekishiKANAGAWA PREFECTURAL MUSEUM OF CULTURAL HISTORY 神奈川県立歴史博物館
 Closed for remodeling May 30, 2016 - Late April 2018
2016(平成28)年5月30日(月)から2018(平成30)年4月下旬までの約2年間、改修工事のため全館休館

Exhibition Schedule (in Japanese) http://ch.kanagawa-museum.jp/tenji/nenkan/nenkan.html


Kanazawa_BunkoKANAZAWA BUNKO MUSEUM 神奈川県立金沢文庫
(* Exhibitions are typically on Buddhist or Shinto Art)

The Eight Views of Kanazawa、2/10 - 4/23
「愛された金沢八景 ―楠山永雄コレクションの全貌―」、平成29年2月10日(金)〜4月23日(日)
National Treasures of the Kanazawa Bunko Museum、4/28 - 6/18
「国宝 金沢文庫展」、平成29年4月28日(金)〜6月18日(日)

Currrent Exhibition
Exhibition Schedule (in Japanese) http://www.planet.pref.kanagawa.jp/
city/kanazawa.htm

Kanazawa Bunko Map

Access: 神奈川県立金沢文庫 * Click map to enlarge
Nearby Japanese Style Restaurant: ふみくら茶屋


Mitsubishi-Ichigokan MITSUBISHI ICHIGOKAN MUSEUM 三菱一号館美術館

Murmur and tumult. Masterpieces of Nabis from the Musee d’Orsay、2/4 Sat.〜5/21 Sun
Leonardo and Michelangelo Exhibition、6/17 Sat.〜 9/24 Sun
Prints in Paris: From Bonnard to Toulouse-Lautrec (Tentative Title)、10/18 Wed.〜 2018 1/8 Mon
* Thank you! 〜AF)
Exhibition Scedule (in English)
Access and Map (in English)


mitsuiMITSUI MEMORIAL MUSEUM 三井記念美術館

Dolls from the Mitsui Household collection, 2/18 - 4/2, 2017

 * No コピペ可能性、No タイトル! (They don't make it easy, so I give up here, sorry. 〜AF) 

Exhibition Schedule (in Japanese) http://www.mitsui-museum.jp/exhibition/schedule.html




NEZU INSTITUTE OF FINE ARTS 根津美術館

The Fragrant Sublime: Koryŏ Buddhist Paintings , Saturday, March 4th- Friday, March 31st, 2017
Irises and Mountain Stream in Summer and Autumn, Wednesday, April 12th- Sunday, May 14th, 2017
Technique and Expression in Traditional Japanese Art: Decorated Papers, May 25[Thu]-July 2[Sun], 2017
Introduction to Ceramics: Dishes and Plates, Large and Small, July 13[Thu]-September 3[Sun], 2017
Supporting the Buddhist Image: Lotus Flower, Sacred Beast, Deva and Demon, September 14[Thu]-October 22[Sun], 2017
Pinnacle of Elegance: Swords and Sword Furnishings of Mitsumura Collection, November 3[Fri]-December 17[Sun], 2017

Exhibition Schedule (in English) http://www.nezu-muse.or.jp/en/exhibition/schedule.html
Exhibition Schedule (in Japanese) http://www.nezu-muse.or.jp/jp/exhibition/schedule.html




OTA MEMORIAL MUSEUM OF ART 太田記念美術館 In HARUJUKU! A must visit!

Splendid Views of Edo〜Snow, Moon and Flowers, 2017, February 3rd ~ March 26th
Animals in Ukiyo-e, 2017, April 1st 〜 May 28th
Warriors Based on Novels of Kyokutei Bakin, 2017, June 2nd 〜 25th
Cruising around Edo, 2017, July 1st 〜 23rd
Specters by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, 2017, July 29th 〜 August 27th
Tsukioka Yoshitoshi “One Hundred Views of the Moon”, 2017, September 1st 〜 24th
Katsushika Hokusai “Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji”, 2017, September 30th 〜 October 29th
Kikukawa Eizan, 2017, November 3rd 〜 December 20th
Ukiyo-e of the Late Edo and Meiji Periods, 2018,January 5th 〜 February 25th
Cross-dressers in Ukiyo-e, 2018, March 2nd 〜 25th

Exhibition Schedule (in English) http://www.ukiyoe-ota-muse.jp/eng/exhibition
Exhibition Schedule (in Japanese)
http://www.ukiyoe-ota-muse.jp/exhibition/schedule



SEIKADO BUNKO ART MUSEUM 静嘉堂文庫美術館

A Perfect Guide to the Japanese Sword, 1/21 - 3/20
「日本刀入門」、2017年1月21日(土)〜3月20日(月・祝)

Exhibition Schedule (in English) http://www.seikado.or.jp/en/index.html
Exhibition Schedule (in Japanese) http://www.seikado.or.jp/exhibition/schedule.html




SHIZUOKA PREFECTURAL MUSEUM OF ART  静岡県立美術館

Nanigawa Mika's Photography, 2/1 - 3/26
蜷川実花展」、2017年2月1日(水)〜3月26日(日)

Exhibition Schedule 2014 (in Japanese)
http://www.spmoa.shizuoka.shizuoka.jp/japanese/exhibition/kikaku/2014/
 Access: http://www.spmoa.shizuoka.shizuoka.jp/english/access/



SUNTORY MUSEUM OF ART サントリー美術館 TOKYO MIDTOWN

Picture Scrolls for Maniacs, 3/29 - 5/14
 * No コピペ可能性、No タイトル! (They don't make it easy, so I give up here, sorry. 〜AF) 

Exhibition Schedule (in Japanese)
http://www.suntory.co.jp/sma/exhibit/future.html?fromid=leftnavi
Exhibition Schedule (in English)
http://www.suntory.com/sma/exhibition/future.html



TOKYO METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART (Tobikan) 東京都美術館

Titian and the Renaissance Venice, January 21 (Sat) – April 2 (Sun), 2017
Collection of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen Bruegel's “The Tower of Babel” and Great 16th Century Masters, April 18 (Tue) – July 2 (Sun), 2017
Group Show of Contemporary Artists 2017, June 9 (Fri) – July 6 (Thu), 2017
Great Collectors: Masterpieces from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, July 20 (Thu) – October 9 (Mon-holiday), 2017

Exhibition Schedule (in English) http://www.tobikan.jp/en/exhibition/index.html
Exhibition Schedule (in Japanese) http://www.tobikan.jp/exhibition/index.html



TOKYO METROPOLITAN TEIEN ART MUSEUM 東京都庭園美術館

NAMIKAWA Yasuyuki and Japanese Cloisonne, January 14 – April 9, 2017

Exhibition schedule (in English): http://www.teien-art-museum.ne.jp/en/exhibition/schedule.html
Access: http://www.teien-art-museum.ne.jp/en/visit/#access



TNM Honkan
TOKYO NATIONAL MUSEUM 東京国立博物館

Eternal Treasures from Kasugataisha Shrine, January 17, 2017 (Tue) - March 12, 2017 (Sun)
Cherry Blossom Viewing at the Tokyo National Museum, March 14, 2017 (Tue) -April 9, 2017 (Sun)
Chanoyu - The Arts of Tea Ceremony, The Essence of Japan, April 11, 2017 (Tue) - June 4, 2017 (Sun)
Celebrating 130 Years of Amity between Japan and Thailand
Thailand: Brilliant Land of the Buddha
, July 4, 2017 (Tue) - August 27, 2017 (Sun)

Exhibition schedule (in English): http://www.tnm.jp/modules/r_exhibition/index.php?controller=ctg&cid=1



(Hiraki) UKIYO-e TOKYO 浮世絵美術館 (Formerly Riccar Museum)

 Closed, apparently permanently
It is now a travelling collection, see schedule for venues:
http://www.ukiyoe-tokyo.or.jp/index.html




YAMATANE MUSEUM 山種美術館

Definitive Nihonga Masterpieces: The Tokyo Art World, 16 February (Thu.) – 16 April (Sun.) 2017
山種コレクション名品選 日本画の教科書 東京編 ―大観、春草から土牛、魁夷へ―」、2月16日(木)〜4月16日(日)
A World of Flowers ―from the Rimpa School to Nihonga, 22 Apr〜18 Jun
【企画展】花 * Flower * 華 ―琳派から現代へ― 、4月22日(土) 〜 6月18日(日)
Kawabata Ryūshi and Twentieth-Century Nihonga Artists (tentative), 24 Jun〜20 Aug
【特別展】没後50年記念 川端龍子 ―超ド級の日本画―、 6月24日(土) 〜 8月20日(日)
Uemura Shōen and Beautiful Women in Art (tentative), 29 Aug〜22 Oct
【企画展】上村松園 ―美人画の精華― (仮称)、8月29日(火) 〜 10月22日(日)
Kawai Gyokudō ―Japanese Scenes of Primordial Beauty (tentative) , 28 Oct〜23 Dec
【特別展】没後60年記念 川合玉堂 ―ふるさとへのまなざし― (仮称)、10月28日(土) 〜 12月23日(土・祝)
Yokoyama Taikan and the Artists of the Nihon Bijutsuin (Japan Art Institute) (tentative), 2018, 3 Jan〜25 Feb
生誕150年記念 横山大観と院展の画家たち (仮称)、2018年1月3日(水) 〜 2月25日(日)

Exhibition Schedule (in Japanese) http://www.yamatane-museum.or.jp/exh_schedule.html
Exhibition Schedule (in English)
httphttp://www.yamatane-museum.jp/english/index.html#menu4
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February 28, 2016

Tokyo Area Exhibitions 2016 東京の美術展覧会




CHIBA CITY MUSEUM OF ART 千葉市美術館

47th Chiba City Citizens Art Exhibition, 3/5-3/25, 2016
「第46回千葉市民美術展覧会」、2016年3月5日(土)〜3月25日(金)

Exhibition Schedule (in Japanese) http://www.ccma-net.jp/exhibition_02.html


EDO-TOKYO MUSEUM 江戸東京博物館


LEONARDO DA VINCI ーBEYOND THE VISIBLE, 2016.01.16(Sat)〜04.10(Sun)
レオナルド・ダ・ヴィンチ−−天才の挑戦、2016年01月16日(土)〜04月10日(日)
大 関ヶ原展」、 平成27年3/28〜5/17
Permanent Collection: Birth of the Department Store, 2016.03.19(Sat)〜2016.05.15(Sun)
近代百貨店の誕生 三越呉服店、2016年03月19日(土)〜05月15日(日)
2016 NHK Historical Drama Special Exhibition “Sanadamaru”, 2016.04.29(Fri)〜06.19(Sun)
2016年 NHK大河ドラマ特別展 真田丸、2016年04月29日(金)〜06月19日(日)
The Great YŌKAI (Ghost & Goblins) Exhibit!(tentative title), 2016.07.05(Tue)〜08.28(Sun)
大妖怪展 土偶から妖怪ウォッチまで、2016年07月05日(火)〜08月28日(日)
Siebold's Museum Brought Back to Life, 2016.09.13(Tue)〜11.06(Sun)
よみがえれ! シーボルトの日本博物館,2016年09月13日(火)〜11月06日(日)
Sengoku Jidai -- The Japanese Warring States Period, 2016.11.23(Wed)〜2017.01.29(Sun)
戦国時代,2016年11月23日(水)〜2017年01月29日(日)
18th Century Edo and Peking, 2017.02.18(Sat)〜04.09(Sun)
18世紀の江戸と北京(仮称),2017年02月18日(土)〜04月09日(日)

Exhibition schedule (in Japanese) http://www.edo-tokyo-museum.or.jp/


Eisei-BunkoEISEI BUNKO 永青文庫

The Doll Festival -- Kawaii Objects from the Hosokawa Collection, 2/27 - 4/10
「桃の節句 細川家のお雛さまとかわいい仲間たち 」,2月27日(土)〜4月10日(日)



Exhibition Schedule (in Japanese): http://www.eiseibunko.com/exhibition.html
Access: http://www.eiseibunko.com/traffic.html



GEIDAI DAIGAKU BIJUTSUKAN 東京芸術大学大学美術館



100 Years of Geisai : Festival of Tokyo University of the Arts, Mar 23 (Wed) - Mar 30 (Wed), 2016
Geidai Collection, Apr 2 (Sat) - May 8 (Sun), 2016
Art of Northeast Japan and Earthquake Recovery, May 17 (Tue) - June 26 (Sun), 2016


Exhibition schedule (in Japanese) http://www.geidai.ac.jp/museum/
exhibit/current_exhibitions_ja.htm?blog_id=517729




Gotoh Museum-12THE GOTOH MUSEUM 五島美術館

Ceramics of China, 2/20-3/27, 2016
「中国の陶芸展」、2016年2月20日―3月27日
The Calligraphy of Poetics, 4/2 - 5/8, 2016
Early Modern Japanese Ninhonga Paintings, 5/14 - 6/19, 2016
Animals in Art, 6/25 - 7/31, 2016
Evoking the Journey in Art, 8/27 - 10/16, 2016
Famous Works of Heian Period Calligraphy, 10/22 - 12/4, 2016
An Ensemble of Tea ceremony Objects, 12/10/2016 - 2/12/2017
Chinese Ceramics, 2/18 - 3/26, 2017

* (English titles by AF. No コピペ可能性、No 日本語タイトル!)

Exhibition schedule (in Japanese) http://www.gotoh-museum.or.jp/exhibition/schedule.html


HatakeyamaHATAKEYAMA MEMORIAL MUSEUM OF FINE ART 畠山記念館

Thoughts of Flowers in Springtime — Plum, Camellia, Cherry, and Peach Blossoms, 16th January -13th March
「春に想う―梅・椿・桜・桃―」,平成28年1月16日(土)〜3月13日(日) 

Exhibition Schedule in English
* Exhibition Schedule in Japanese: http://www.ebara.co.jp/csr/
hatakeyama/ex_sche.html




IdemitsuIDEMITSU MUSEUM OF ARTS 出光美術館

Katsukawa Shunshō and Paintings of Beautiful Women, 2/20 - 3/27, 2016
生誕290年記念勝川春章と肉筆美人画 ―〈みやび〉の女性像、2016年2月20日(土)〜3月27日(日)
The Four Seasons in Japanese Yamato-e Paintings, 4/9 - 5/8, 2016
開館50周年記念美の祝典機 修笋泙罰┐了裕─2016年4月9日(土)〜5月8日(日)
The Sublime Beauty of Ink Paintings, 5/13 - 6/12, 2016
開館50周年記念美の祝典供 戎緞呂料堡、2016年5月13日(金)〜6月12日(日)
The Splendor of Edo Paintings, 6/17 - 7/18, 2016
開館50周年記念美の祝典掘 醜掌由┣茲硫擇笋、2016年6月17日(金)〜7月18日(月・祝)
Japanese Ceramics -- A Rivalry in Beauty, 7/30 - 9/25, 2016
開館50周年記念東洋・日本陶磁の至宝 ―豊麗なる美の競演、2016年7月30日(土)〜9月25日(日)
Heart of Zen -- The Great Sengai Exhbition, 10/1 - 11/13, 2016
開館50周年記念大仙囘検 宗〜気凌粥△海海暴犬Α2016年10月1日(土)〜11月13日(日)
 Beauty over the Ages -- The Japanese "kana" Script, 11/19 - 12/18, 2016
開館50周年記念時代を映す仮名のかたち ―国宝手鑑『見努世友』と古筆の名品、2016年11月19日(土)〜12月18日(日)
Iwasa Matabei and The Tale of Genji Paintings, 1/8 -2/5, 2017
開館50周年記念岩佐又兵衛と源氏絵 ―〈古典〉への挑戦、2017年1月8(日)〜2月5(日)
Ko-karatsu Ware Ceramics, 2/11 - 3/26, 2017
「古唐津 ―大いなるやきものの時代」、2017年2月11日(土)〜3月26日(日)

* Thank you! (English too would be even better yet! 〜AF)

Exhibition Schedule in Japanese


Itabashi_art_museum ITABASHI ART MUSEUM 板橋区美術館

 ‘Kodomo no Tomo’ Original Illustration Exhibition from the Fujin no Tomo sha Collection, February 20 – March 27, 2016
描かれた大正モダン・キッズ —婦人之友社『子供之友』原画展—、2016年2月20日(土)〜3月27日(日)


Exhibition Scedule in English
* Exhibition schedule in Japanese http://www.itabashiartmuseum.jp/exhibition/
ACCESS: 15 min walk from Nishitakashimadaira Stn on the Mita subway line, 22 min walk from the Shimoakazuka Stn on the Tobu Tojo line, 25 min walk from the Eidan Akatuska Stn on the Yurakucho line, see MAP



mingeikan
JAPAN FOLK CRAFTS MUSEUM 日本民芸館

The Dharma Gate of Beauty - the concepts of beauty by Soetsu Yanagi、January 9th (Sat) - March 21st (Mon), 2016
美の法門 −柳宗悦の美思想   2016年1月9日(土)〜3月21日(月・祝)
Decorative Arts of Chōsen Korea from the Museum Collection, 4/2 - 6/12, 2016
「創設80周年特別展 日本民藝館所蔵 朝鮮工芸の美」 2016年4月2日(土)〜6月12日(日)

Exhibition Schedule (in English): http://www.mingeikan.or.jp/english/exhibition/schedule.html
Exhibition Schedule (日本語): http://www.mingeikan.or.jp/about/activity_test.html#347
ACCESS: Komaba Todaimae stn on the Inokashira line from Shibuya
* MAP and ACCESS


Kanagawa_rekishiKANAGAWA PREFECTURAL MUSEUM OF CULTURAL HISTORY 神奈川県立歴史博物館
AF's Pick-up: Not available yet,


Exhibition Schedule (in Japanese) http://ch.kanagawa-museum.jp/tenji/nenkan/nenkan.html


Kanazawa_BunkoKANAZAWA BUNKO MUSEUM 神奈川県立金沢文庫
(* Exhibitions are typically on Buddhist or Shinto Art)

 Closed for remodeling until further notice
館内整備(空調改修工事等)のため、しばらくの間、休館いたします。」って

AF's Pick-up: 特別展「金沢百景〜角田武夫が描いた失われた風景〜」,  date
not available
LECTURE:

Currrent Exhibition
Exhibition Schedule (in Japanese) http://www.planet.pref.kanagawa.jp/
city/kanazawa.htm

Kanazawa Bunko Map
Access: 神奈川県立金沢文庫 * Click map to enlarge
Nearby Japanese Style Restaurant: ふみくら茶屋


Mitsubishi-Ichigokan MITSUBISHI ICHIGOKAN MUSEUM 三菱一号館美術館

 * (They don't make it easy, so I gave up, sorry. 〜AF) 

Exhibition Scedule (in English)
* Access and Map (in English)


mitsuiMITSUI MEMORIAL MUSEUM 三井記念美術館

Dolls from the Mitsui Household collection, 2/6 - 4/3, 2016
The Decorative Arts of Kitaōji Rosanjin -- The Epicure of Shōwa Era Japan, 4/12- 6/26, 2016
北大路魯山人の美 ー 和食の天才
The Decorative Ceramics of Art Nouveau, 7/6 - 8/31, 2016

 * (They don't make it easy, so I give up here, sorry. 〜AF) 

Exhibition Schedule (in Japanese) http://www.mitsui-museum.jp/exhibition/index2.html




NEZU INSTITUTE OF FINE ARTS 根津美術館

Buddhist Teachings, for All Eternity: Masterpieces of Sacred Paintings, February 27, Saturday- March 31, Thursday, 2016
National Treasure Irises Screens: A Legacy of Poetic Allusion, April 13, Wednesday- April 15, Sunday, 2016

Exhibition Schedule (in English) http://www.nezu-muse.or.jp/en/exhibition/index.html
Exhibition Schedule (in Japanese) http://www.nezu-muse.or.jp/jp/exhibition/index.html




OTA MEMORIAL MUSEUM OF ART 太田記念美術館 In HARUJUKU! A must visit!

Katsukawa Shunshō -Master of Hokusai, 2016, February 2nd〜March 27th
Utagawa Kunisada 〜Japanese Lifestyle and Fashion, 2016, April 1st〜April 24th
Utagawa Hiroshige 〜Landscapes along the Tōkaidō Road and Mt. Fuji, 2016, April 29th 〜 June 26th
“Hokusai Manga”〜Sketches of the Universe, 2016, July 1st〜28th
Scary Pictures of Ukiyo-e, 2016, August 2nd 〜28th
Kuniyoshi Heroes 〜Heroes from Tales of the Water Margin, 2016, September 3rd〜October 30th
Mizuno Toshikata 〜Successor of Yoshitoshi, 2016, November 4th 〜December 11th
Comical Edo People by Utagawa Hirokage, 2017, January 5th 〜29th
Snow, Moon and Flowers, 2017, February 3rd 〜 March 26th


* Exhibition Schedule (in English) http://www.ukiyoe-ota-muse.jp/H20schedule-E.html
* Exhibition Schedule (in Japanese)
http://www.ukiyoe-ota-muse.jp/H20schedule.html



SEIKADO BUNKO ART MUSEUM 静嘉堂文庫美術館
The Splendid Art of Tea Utensils from Cha-no-yu and Sen-cha, January 23,2016(Saturday)〜March 21,2016(Monday, National Holiday)
Reviving the Buddha Aesthetic: Commemorating the Restration of Important Art Works, April 23,2016(Saturday)〜June 5,2016(Sunday)
Edo Natural History Studies, 6/25 - 8/7, 2016
江戸の博物学(仮題)、2016年6月25日(土)〜8月7日(日)
Famous Works of Lacquerware , 10/8 - 12/11, 2016
漆芸名品展(仮題)、2016年10月8日(土)〜12月11日(日)


* Exhibition Schedule (in English) http://www.seikado.or.jp/en/index.html
* Exhibition Schedule (in Japanese) http://www.seikado.or.jp/exhibition/schedule.html




SHIZUOKA PREFECTURAL MUSEUM OF ART  静岡県立美術館

* Exhibition Schedule 2014 (in Japanese)
http://www.spmoa.shizuoka.shizuoka.jp/japanese/exhibition/kikaku/2014/
Access: http://www.spmoa.shizuoka.shizuoka.jp/english/access/



SUNTORY MUSEUM OF ART サントリー美術館 TOKYO MIDTOWN

 Miyagawa Kozan Retrospective, February 24 to April 17, 2016
 Hiroshige Vivid - From the Hara Yasusaburō Collection, 4/29 - 6/12, 2016
原安三郎コレクション 広重ビビッド、2016年4月29日(金・祝)〜6月12日(日)
 In cooperation with the Musee d'Orsay: Presenting the Glass Works of Emile Galle, 6/29 - 8/28, 2016
オルセー美術館 特別協力 生誕170周年 エミール・ガレ、2016年6月29日(水)〜8月28日(日
Suzuki Kiitsu -- Rinpa Artist of Edo, 9/10 - 10/30, 2016 
鈴木其一(仮称)、2016年9月10日(土)〜10月30日(日)
 Odano Naotake and the Style of Akita Ranga Paintings, 11/16/ 2016 - 1/9/2017
小田野直武と秋田蘭画(仮称)、2016年11月16日(水)〜2017年1月9日(月)

Exhibition Schedule (in Japanese)
http://www.suntory.co.jp/sma/exhibit/future.html?fromid=leftnavi
* Exhibition Schedule (in English)
http://www.suntory.com/sma/exhibition/future.html



TOKYO METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART (Tobikan) 東京都美術館

Botticelli and His Time, January 16 (Sat) – April 3 (Sun), 2016
The 300th Anniversary of his Birth: Jakuchu, April 22 (Fri) – May 24 (Tue), 2016
Masterpieces from the Centre Pompidou: Timeline 1906-1977, June 11 (Sat) – September 22 (Thu- holiday), 2016
Van Gogh and Gauguin: Reality and Imagination October 8 (Sat) – December 18 (Sun), 2016
Titian and the Renaissance Venice, January 21 (Sat) – April 2 (Sun), 2017

* Exhibition Schedule (in English) http://www.tobikan.jp/en/exhibition/index.html
* Exhibition Schedule (in Japanese) http://www.tobikan.jp/exhibition/index.html



TOKYO METROPOLITAN TEIEN ART MUSEUM 東京都庭園美術館

Emile Galle –Nature and Symbol, Jun.16 – April 10, 2016


Exhibition schedule (in English): http://www.teien-art-museum.ne.jp/en/exhibition/schedule.html
Access: http://www.teien-art-museum.ne.jp/en/visit/#access



TNM Honkan
TOKYO NATIONAL MUSEUM 東京国立博物館

Kuroda Seiki, Master of Modern Japanese Painting: The 150th Anniversary of his Birth, March 23, 2016 (Wed) - May 15, 2016 (Sun)
Hidden Treasures from the National Museum, Kabul, April 12, 2016 (Tue) - June 19, 2016 (Sun)
Ancient Greece, 6/21- 9/9, 2016
「古代ギリシャ―時空を超えた旅―」、2016年6月21日(火) 〜 2016年9月19日(月)
Secret Buddhas of the Heian Period, 9/13 - 12/11, 2016
「平安の秘仏―滋賀・櫟野寺の大観音とみほとけたち」、2016年9月13日(火) 〜 2016年12月11日(日)
The Chan Master Linji Yixuan and Zen Master Hakuin Ekaku, 10/18 - 11/27, 2016
臨済禅師1150年 白隠禅師250年遠諱記念 特別展「禅―心をかたちに―」、2016年10月18日(火) 〜 2016年11月27日(日)

* Exhibition schedule (in English): http://www.tnm.jp/modules/r_exhibition/index.php?controller=ctg&cid=1



(Hiraki) UKIYO-e TOKYO 浮世絵美術館 (Formerly Riccar Museum)

 Closed, apparently permanently
It is now a travelling collection, see schedule for venues:
http://www.ukiyoe-tokyo.or.jp/index.html


Hiroshige from the Hiraki Collection, 2/19 - 3/27, 2016
@Museum「EKi」KYOTO   (JR Kyoto Isetan, 7th FL)
 「生誕220年 歌川広重の旅–平木コレクション保永堂版初摺でたどる東海道五十三次
   会期:2016年2月19日(金)〜 2016年3月27日(日)
   会場:美術館「えき」KYOTO (ジェイアール京都伊勢丹7階隣接)

* LaLaport TOYOSU: http://toyosu.lalaport.jp/en/index.shtml



YAMATANE MUSEUM 山種美術館

Jakuchū's Happiness and Taikan's Auspiciousness, 1/3 - 3/3, 2016

* Exhibition Schedule (in Japanese) http://www.yamatane-museum.or.jp/exh_schedule.html
* Exhibition Schedule (in English)
httphttp://www.yamatane-museum.jp/english/index.html#menu4
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May 17, 2015

Tokyo Area Exhibitions 2015 東京の美術展覧会




CHIBA CITY MUSEUM OF ART 千葉市美術館

Director's Selection of Masterpieces from the Collection Pt. I, 4/10-5/10; Pt. II, 5/19-6/28
千葉市美術館開館20周年記念 歴代館長が選ぶ 所蔵名品展」、第1部:2015年4月10日(金)〜 5月10日(日)、第2部:2015年5月19日(火)〜6月28日(日)
Drucker Collection of Japanese Ink Paintings, 5/19-6/28
ドラッカー・コレクション 珠玉の水墨画 「マネジメントの父」が愛した日本の美」、2015年5月19日(火)〜 6月28日(日)
Lucie Rie (Ceramics), 7/7-8/30
「開館20周年記念 没後20年 ルーシー・リー展」、2015年7月7日(火)〜8月30日(日)
Osaka Painters of the Edo Period: Buzen, Roen, Jakuchu, 9/8-10/18
「開館20周年記念 唐画もん―武禅に苑、若冲も」、2015年9月8日(火)〜10月18日(日)
Photographs by Sugimoto Hiroshi, 10/28-12/23
「開館20周年記念 杉本博司展」、2015年10月28日(水)〜12月23日(水・祝)
Early Works of Ukiyo-e, 1/9-2/28, 2016
「開館20周年記念 初期浮世絵展―筆の力・版の力—」、2016年1月9日(土)〜2月28日(日)
47th Chiba City Citizens Art Exhibition, 3/5-3/25, 2016
「第46回千葉市民美術展覧会」、2016年3月5日(土)〜3月25日(金)

Exhibition Schedule (in Japanese) http://www.ccma-net.jp/exhibition_02.html


EDO-TOKYO MUSEUM 江戸東京博物館

Explore! Experience! Edo-Tokyo, Dec 2, 2014 - Mar 8, 2015
探検!体験! 江戸東京」、 平成26年12/2〜平成27年3/8
Sekigahara(tentative title), Mar 28, 2015 - May 17, 2015
大 関ヶ原展」、 平成27年3/28〜5/17
2015 NHK Historical Drama Special Exhibition “Hana moyu”, 2015.06.04(Thu)〜2015.07.20(Mon)
「2015年NHK大河ドラマ特別展「花燃ゆ」、 2015年06月04日(木)〜07月20日(月)

Exhibition schedule (in Japanese) http://www.edo-tokyo-museum.or.jp/


Eisei-BunkoEISEI BUNKO 永青文庫

Hosokawa Collection of Nobunaga's Letters, first rotation: 1/6-2/8, second rotation: 2/10-3/5
重要文化財指定記念「信長からの手紙」〜細川コレクションの信長文書59通、 一挙公開!〜 」、
前期:平成27年1/6(火)〜2/8(日)
後期:平成27年2/10(火)〜3/15(日)
Hosokawa Collection of Written Religious Vows, 3/21-6/28
「細川家起請文の世界」」、平成27年3/21(土)〜6/28(日)

Exhibition Schedule (in Japanese): http://www.eiseibunko.com/exhibition.html
Access: http://www.eiseibunko.com/traffic.html


GEIDAI DAIGAKU BIJUTSUKAN 東京芸術大学大学美術館


"Takemi Azumaya farewell exhibition: solar eclipse・portrait of water, Jan 5 (Mon) - Jan 15 (Thu), 2015
「東谷武美退任展 日蝕・水の肖像」、2015年1月5日(月)- 1月15日(木)
The 63rd Graduation Works Exhibitions, Jan 26 (Mon) - Jan 31 (Sat), 2015
「第63回 東京藝術大学卒業・修了作品展」、2015年1月26日(月)-1月31日(土)
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Tokyo University of the Arts
Double Impact: The Art of Meiji Japan
, Apr 4 (Sat) - May 17 (Sun), 2015
ボストン美術館×東京藝術大学 ダブル・インパクト 明治ニッポンの美」、2015年4月4日(土)-5月17日(日)
Retrospective Exhibition of Tomoyuki HASUMI:Appearance of Cosmic Colors, May 20 (Wed) - June 7 (Sun), 2015
「蓮見智幸回顧展 『宇宙色(そらいろ)のかたち』」、2015年5月20日(水)- 6月7日(日)
Helene Schjerfbeck: Reflections, June 2 (Tue) - July 26 (Sun), 2015
「ヘレン・シャルフベック――魂のまなざし」、 2015年6月2日(火)- 7月26日(日)
Urameshiya…Art of the Ghost_Featuring Zenshoan’s Sanyutei Encho Collection of Ghost Paintings, Jul 22 (Wed) - Sep 13 (Sun), 2015
うらめしや〜、冥途のみやげ展―全生庵・三遊亭圓朝 幽霊画コレクションを中心に― 」、 2015年7月22日(水)-9月13日(日)

Exhibition schedule (in Japanese) http://www.geidai.ac.jp/museum/
exhibit/current_exhibitions_ja.htm?blog_id=517729



Gotoh Museum-12THE GOTOH MUSEUM 五島美術館
Coordinating Tea Ceremony Objects, 12/12/2015-2/14/2016
「茶道具取合せ展」、2015年12月12日―2016年2月14日
Ceramics of China, 2/20-3/27, 2016
「中国の陶芸展」、2016年2月20日―3月27日

* (They don't make it easy, so I gave up, sorry. 〜AF)

Exhibition schedule (in Japanese) http://www.gotoh-museum.or.jp/exhibition/schedule.html


HatakeyamaHATAKEYAMA MEMORIAL MUSEUM OF FINE ART 畠山記念館





The Rimpa—The Hatakeyama Collection: Priceless and Timeless, 17th January - 15th March, 2015
The 琳派」、平成27年1月17日(土)〜3月15日(日)
Daishikai tea ceremony of Sokuo Hatakeyama, 4th April-14th June
A Breath of Cool Air—Exhibit Focused on Calligraphy, Paintings, and Ceramics, 1th August-13th September
Marking the 400th Year since the Passing of Furuta Oribe—Momoyama Period Ceramic Tea Utensils and Oribe’s Taste, 3th October-13th December

Exhibition Schedule in English
* Exhibition Schedule in Japanese: http://www.ebara.co.jp/csr/
hatakeyama/ex_sche.html




IdemitsuIDEMITSU MUSEUM OF ARTS 出光美術館

* (They don't make it easy, so I gave up, sorry. 〜AF)

Exhibition Schedule in Japanese


Itabashi_art_museum ITABASHI ART MUSEUM 板橋区美術館

 Works from Itabashi Art Museum Collection - fold screens and hanging scrolls -
(Admission is free)
, February 28 – March 29, 2015
館蔵品展「18世紀の江戸絵画」、2015年2月28日(土)〜3月29日(日)

Exhibition Scedule in English
* Exhibition schedule in Japanese http://www.itabashiartmuseum.jp/exhibition/
ACCESS: 15 min walk from Nishitakashimadaira Stn on the Mita subway line, 22 min walk from the Shimoakazuka Stn on the Tobu Tojo line, 25 min walk from the Eidan Akatuska Stn on the Yurakucho line, see MAP



mingeikan
JAPAN FOLK CRAFTS MUSEUM 日本民芸館
The Beauty of Letters- The World of Craft Letters, January 10th (Sat) - March 22nd (Sun), 2015
文字の美−工芸的な文字の世界」、2015年1月10日(土)−3月22日(日)
Precious Forms of Mingei -selected by Director Naoto Fukasawa, March 31st (Tue) - June 21st (Sun), 2015
Animal Motifs in Crafts and Paintings, June 30th (Tue) - August 23rd (Sun), 2015
Serizawa Keisuke - the 120th anniversary of his birth , September 1st (Tue) - November 23rd (Mon), 2015
New Works Competition and Exhibition 2015, December 12th (Sat) - 24th (Thu), 2015
The Dharma Gate of Beauty - the concepts of beauty by Soetsu Yanagi , January 9th (Sat) - March 21st (Mon), 2016

Exhibition Schedule (in English): http://www.mingeikan.or.jp/english/exhibition/schedule.html
Exhibition Schedule (日本語): http://www.mingeikan.or.jp/about/activity_test.html#347
ACCESS: Komaba Todaimae stn on the Inokashira line from Shibuya
* MAP and ACCESS


Kanagawa_rekishiKANAGAWA PREFECTURAL MUSEUM OF CULTURAL HISTORY 神奈川県立歴史博物館
AF's Pick-up: The form of the Buddha, The Shape of Prayer: Buddhist Art from the Museum Collection, 7/25-8/23
「仏のすがた 祈りのかたち-県博の仏教美術-」、7月25日(土)〜8月23日(日)

Exhibition Schedule (in Japanese) http://ch.kanagawa-museum.jp/tenji/nenkan/nenkan.html


Kanazawa_BunkoKANAZAWA BUNKO MUSEUM 神奈川県立金沢文庫
(* Exhibitions are typically on Buddhist or Shinto Art)
AF's Pick-up: The Hinata Yakushi: Exhibition of a Secret Buddha, 4/24-6/14
特別展「平成大修理記念「日向薬師―秘仏鉈彫本尊開帳―」」、平成27年4月24日(金)〜6月14日(日)
LECTURE:日向薬師の仏像」、平成27年6月7日(日) 13時30分〜15時

Currrent Exhibition
Exhibition Schedule (in Japanese) http://www.planet.pref.kanagawa.jp/
city/kanazawa.htm

Kanazawa Bunko Map
Access: 神奈川県立金沢文庫 * Click map to enlarge
Nearby Japanese Style Restaurant: ふみくら茶屋


Mitsubishi-Ichigokan MITSUBISHI ICHIGOKAN MUSEUM 三菱一号館美術館
Intimate Impressionism from the National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2/7 Sat.~ 5/24 Sun.
KYOSAI-Master painter and his student Josiah Conder, 6/27 Sat.~ 9/6 Sun.
Captive Beauty―Treasures from the Prado Museum, 10/10 Sat.~ 2016/1/31 Sun.

Exhibition Scedule (in English)
* Access and Map (in English)


mitsuiMITSUI MEMORIAL MUSEUM 三井記念美術館
Demitasse Cosmos, Feb 7 - Apr 5, 2015

AF's Pick-up: Harunobu and Sharaku, 6/20-8/16

Exhibition Schedule (in Japanese) http://www.mitsui-museum.jp/exhibition/index2.html




NEZU INSTITUTE OF FINE ARTS 根津美術館

Animal Worship, Jan 10 - Feb 22
動物礼讃 大英博物館から双羊尊がやってきた!」、2015年1月10日(土)〜2月22日(日)
Bodhisattvas: Symbols of Salvation and Support, March 7 [Sat]- April 6 [Mon], 2015
Irises and Red and White Plum Blossoms, April 18 [Sat]- May 17[Sun], 2015
The World of Edo Dandyism: From Swords to Inrō, May 30 [Sat]- July 20[Mon], 2015
Listening to Paintings: Rain, Wind, Bird Songs, and Human Voices, July 30 [Thu]- September 6[Sun], 2015
Treasured Masterpieces: Nezu Kaichirō and the Art of Tea, September 19 [Sat]- November 3[Sun], 2015
Pictured Tales: From Courtly Narratives to Medieval Short Stories, November 14 [Sat]- December 23[Wed], 2015

Exhibition Schedule (in English) http://www.nezu-muse.or.jp/en/exhibitions/schedule.html#anc2015
Exhibition Schedule (in Japanese) http://www.nezu-muse.or.jp/jp/exhibition/index.html




OTA MEMORIAL MUSEUM OF ART 太田記念美術館 In HARUJUKU! A must visit!

Yoshitoshi and Kunichika 〜Beauties of Modern Age, 2015, February 1st〜25th
Kawaii 〜Cute Girls in Ukiyo-e, 2015, March 1st〜26th
Hiroshige and Kiyochika – 100th Year Memorial Exhibition of Kiyochika, Part I: 2015, April 1st〜26th; Part II 2015, May 1st 〜28th
Villains in Ukiyo-e, 2015, June 2nd 〜26th
Ukiyo-e War Pictures – Kuniyoshi ・Yoshitoshi・Kiyochika, 2015, July 1st〜26th
Excellent Techniques of Carving and Printing: 250th Birth Anniversary of Multi-colored Print, Part I: 2015, August 1st 〜30th; Part II: 2015, September 4th 〜27th
Utamaro・Eisen・Hokusai  –Masterpieces from Koishikawa Ukiyo-e Museum, Part I: 2015, October 2nd 〜25th; Part II: 2015, October 30th 〜November 23rd
Katsukawa Shunshō –Master of Hokusai, Part I: 2016, February 2nd 〜28th; Part II: 2016, March 4th〜27th

* Exhibition Schedule (in English) http://www.ukiyoe-ota-muse.jp/H20schedule-E.html
* Exhibition Schedule (in Japanese)
http://www.ukiyoe-ota-muse.jp/H20schedule.html



SEIKADO BUNKO ART MUSEUM 静嘉堂文庫美術館
CLOSED until SEP 2015
美術館改修工事のため、2015年9月(予定)まで休館いたします

* Exhibition Schedule (in English) http://www.seikado.or.jp/english.html
* Exhibition Schedule (in Japanese) http://www.seikado.or.jp/exhibition/index.html



SHIZUOKA PREFECTURAL MUSEUM OF ART  静岡県立美術館

* Exhibition Schedule 2014 (in Japanese)
http://www.spmoa.shizuoka.shizuoka.jp/japanese/exhibition/kikaku/2014/
Access: http://www.spmoa.shizuoka.shizuoka.jp/english/access/



SUNTORY MUSEUM OF ART サントリー美術館 TOKYO MIDTOWN

 Ninnami Dohachi: An Observant and Brilliant Potter, December 20th (Sat.), 2014, to March 1st (Sun.), 2015
Celebrating Two Contemporary Geniuses: Jakuchu and Buson, Wednesday, March 18, to Sunday, May 10
Kenzan, Wednesday, May 27, to Monday, July 20
The Fujita Museum Collection: Treasures of East Asian Art, Wednesday, August 5, to Sunday, September 27
Kusumi Morikage, Saturday, October 10, to Sunday, November 29

Exhibition Schedule (in Japanese)
http://www.suntory.co.jp/sma/exhibition/index.html
* Exhibition Schedule (in English)
http://www.suntory.com/sma/exhibit/2014_6/index.html



TOKYO METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART (Tobikan) 東京都美術館

Neo-Impressionism, from Light to Color, January 24 (Sat) - March 29 (Sun), 2015
New-wave Artists 2015―From the Public Entry Exhibition, February 19 (Thu) – March 15 (Sun), 2015
TokyoWonderSite-NEXT @tobikan “The Escape of the Panther” (Young Artists's Works on the Ueno Area), February 19 (Thu) - March 7 (Sat), 2015
The British Museum Exhibiton: A History of the World in 100 Objects, April 18 (Sat) - June 28 (Sun), 2015

* Exhibition Schedule (in English) http://www.tobikan.jp/en/exhibition/index.html
* Exhibition Schedule (in Japanese) http://www.tobikan.jp/exhibition/index.html



TOKYO METROPOLITAN TEIEN ART MUSEUM 東京都庭園美術館

The 30th Anniversary of the Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum Fantaisie Merveilleuse: Classicism in French Art Deco, Saturday, January 17 - Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Exhibition schedule (in English): http://www.teien-art-museum.ne.jp/en/exhibition/schedule.html
Access: http://www.teien-art-museum.ne.jp/en/visit/#access



TNM Honkan
TOKYO NATIONAL MUSEUM 東京国立博物館

* Masterpieces of Buddhist Sculpture from Northern Japan (Honkan Room T5 ), January 14, 2015 (Wed) -April 5, 2015 (Sun)
* The Great Tsunami of March 11,2011 and the Restoration of Cultural Properties (Honkan Room T2 & T4), January 14, 2015 (Wed) -March 15, 2015 (Sun)
特別展「3.11大津波と文化財の再生」、本館 特別2室・特別4室 2015年1月14日(水) 〜 2015年3月15日(日)
Indian Buddhist Art from Indian Museum, Kolkata (Hyokeikan), March 17, 2015 (Tue) -May 17, 2015 (Sun)
特別展「コルカタ・インド博物館所蔵 インドの仏 仏教美術の源流」、表慶館   2015年3月17日(火) 〜 2015年5月17日(日)

* Exhibition schedule (in English): http://www.tnm.jp/modules/r_exhibition/index.php?controller=ctg&cid=1



(Hiraki) UKIYO-e TOKYO 浮世絵美術館 (Formerly Riccar Museum)

 Closed, apparently permanently
It is now a travelling collection, see schedule for venues:
http://www.ukiyoe-tokyo.or.jp/index.html

「Life of Cats: Selections from the hiraki ukiyo-e collection」 Japan Society Gallery(New York) 3/13 - 6/7, 2015
にゃんとも猫だらけ」、2015年3月13日(金)〜 2015年6月7日(日)

* LaLaport TOYOSU: http://toyosu.lalaport.jp/en/index.shtml



YAMATANE MUSEUM 山種美術館

Kaleidoscope of Birds and Flowers: Flowers by Shunsō and Gyoshū, Birds by Seihō and Shokō, 11 Feb〜12 Apr, 2015
Special 140th Anniversary Exhibition: Uemura Shōen and Splendid Japanese Women Artists, 18 Apr〜21 Jun
130th Anniversary Exhibition: Maeda Seison and the Nihon Bijutsuin (Japan Art Institute) (tentative), 27 Jun〜23 Aug
Autumn Colors: Natural Beauty in Japan ―From the Rimpa School to Okuda Gensō― (tentative), 1 Sep〜25 Oct
Special Exhibition: Murakami Kagaku and Kyoto Artists (tentative) (Featuring Nude by Murakami Kagaku, newly designated as an Important Cultural Property), 31 Oct〜23 Dec

* Exhibition Schedule (in Japanese) http://www.yamatane-museum.or.jp/exh_schedule.html
* Exhibition Schedule (in English)
httphttp://www.yamatane-museum.jp/english/index.html#menu4
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February 23, 2015

Mummified Priest Found Inside Buddhist Sculpture Identified as Liuquan

Drents Museum, Netherlands

The remains, based on documents found inside the sculpture, have been identified as the Chinese high-ranking monk Liuquan, who lived some 1100 years ago.

* Click the link below for more images of the CT scans (and the explanation in Japanese)


仏像をCTスキャンしたところ、1100年前に死亡した高僧のミイラが発見される : カラパイア http://karapaia.livedoor.biz/archives/52185454.html

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オランダの美術館に収蔵されていた、中国の11〜12世紀の仏像をCTスキャンと内視鏡によって調査したところ、LiuQuanとして知られる仏教の高僧のミイラが内部に収められていることが発見された。以前から仏像内に僧侶の遺物が収められていることは知られていたが、驚くべき発見である。ミイラの内臓は除去されており、文字の書かれた巻紙で覆われている。



CT Scan of 1,000-Year-Old Buddha Statue Reveals Mummified Monk Hidden Inside
by Christopher Jobson on February 21, 2015
http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2015/02/buddah-mummy/






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May 23, 2013

Tokyo Area Exhibitions 2013 東京の美術展覧会

StarTwinkling BLINKING STAR FOR KIMONO-FASHION RELATED EXHIBITIONS



CHIBA CITY MUSEUM OF ART 千葉市美術館

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StarTwinkling * Kimono Beauty From Edo to Showa, 1/4〜2/11
2013年1月4日(金)〜2月11日(月・祝), 江戸から昭和のきもの Kimono Beauty ―シックでモダンなきものたち―
Beautiful Buddhist Sculptures from Boso Hanto (Chiba Pref.), 4/16-6/16
仏像半島—房総の美しき仏たち—」、2013年4月16日(火)〜6月16日(日)
Bird and Flower paintings of Rinpa and Jakuchu, 8/27-9/23
「琳派・若冲と花鳥風月」、2013年8月27日(火)〜9月23日(月・祝)
Watanabe School of Shin-hanga Prints, 11/26-1/19
「渡邊版—新版画の精華」、2013年11月26日(火)〜2014年1月19日(日)
Edo Culture and Ukiyoe Prints, 1/25-3/2, 2014
「江戸の面影 浮世絵は何を描いてきたか」、2014年1月25日(土)〜3月2日(日)

Exhibition Schedule (in Japanese) http://www.ccma-net.jp/exhibition_02.html


Edo-Tokyo_Feinberg EDO-TOKYO MUSEUM 江戸東京博物館
Yae no SAKURA Her Life and Legacy, Mar 12, 2013 - May 6, 2013
The Flowering of Edo Period Painting:Japanese Masterworks From The Feinberg Collection, May 21, 2013 - Jul 15, 2013
ファインバーグ・コレクション展 ―江戸絵画の奇跡―」、
平成25年5月21日(火)〜7月15日(月・祝)
Flowers in Bloom: The Culture of Gardening in Edo, Jul 30, 2013 - Sep 1, 2013
Soul of Meiji Edward Sylvester Morse, his day by day with kindhearted people, Sep 14, 2013 - Dec 8, 2013
Ukiyo-e: A Journey Through the Floating World, Jan 2, 2014 - Mar 2, 2014
Edo and Kyo 〜The townscape in Asia〜, Mar 18, 2014 - May 11, 2014

Exhibition schedule (in Japanese) http://www.edo-tokyo-museum.or.jp/


Eisei-BunkoEISEI BUNKO 永青文庫
StarTwinkling* Dandyism of the Samurai, 2013/1/5(土)〜3/24(日), 武蔵と武士のダンディズム
The Tea Culture of Hosokawa Sansai, 2013/3/30(土)〜6/23(日), 「細川三斎の茶」
Objects Presented to the Hosokawa Family, 2013/7/5(金)〜9/29(日), 「大名細川家への贈り物―信長、澤庵、大観から―」
Masterpieces of Ancient China, 2013/10/5(土)〜12/8(日), 「古代中国の名宝―細川護立と東洋学」
Chushingura (The 47 samurai) and the Hosokawa Family, 2013/12/14(土)〜2014/3/23(日)、「忠臣蔵と細川家」

Exhibition Schedule (in Japanese): http://www.eiseibunko.com/exhibition.html
Access: http://www.eiseibunko.com/traffic.html


Geidai_Natsume-Soseki  GEIDAI DAIGAKU BIJUTSUKAN 東京芸術大学大学美術館
 Natsume Soseki and the Arts, May 14 (Tue) - Jul 7 (Sun), 2013 夏目漱石の美術世界展
"Materializing" Exhibition, Jun 8 (Sat) - Jun 23 (Sun), 2013
The National Treasure Butto (Buddha Head) of Yakushi Nyorai and Masterpieces from Kofukuji, Sep 3 (Tue) - Nov 24 (Sun), 2013

Exhibition schedule (in Japanese) http://www.geidai.ac.jp/museum/
exhibit/current_exhibitions_ja.htm?blog_id=517729



Gotoh Museum-12THE GOTOH MUSEUM 五島美術館
Early Modern Nihonga Paintings, 5/11-6/16
「近代の日本画展」、2013年5月11日[土]―6月16日[日]
Masterpieces of Japanese Calligraphy, 6/22-7/28
The Beauty of Zen, 9/13-10/20
The Rinpa Artist Koetsu's Arts, 10/26-12/1
Coordinating Tea Ceremony Objects, 12/7/2013-2/16/2014
Ceramics of China, 2/22-3/30, 2014

Exhibition schedule (in Japanese) http://www.gotoh-museum.or.jp/exhibition/schedule.html


HatakeyamaHATAKEYAMA MEMORIAL MUSEUM OF FINE ART 畠山記念館
Japanese Ceramics: Ninsei, Kenzan, and Korin, 平成25年1月19日(土)〜3月20日(日), 冬季展 「春を祝う ―仁清・乾山・光琳―」
The Elegance of Japanese Lacquerware , 4/6-6/16
The Quest for Cooling Refreshment—Sokuo Hatakeyama's Morning Tea Ceremony, 8/3-9/16
The Beauty of Calligraphy, 10/5-12/15
The Tea Master Rikyu and His Lineage, 1/18-3/16, 2014

Exhibition Schedule in English
* Exhibition Schedule in Japanese: http://www.ebara.co.jp/csr/hatakeyama/ex_sche.html



IdemitsuIDEMITSU MUSEUM OF ARTS 出光美術館
Tosa Mitsuyoshi's Depictions of the Tale of Genji and the Tales of Ise, 4/6-5/19
「土佐光吉没後400年記念源氏絵と伊勢絵 ―描かれた恋物語」、2013年4月6日(土)〜5月19日(日)
Japan Blue: Kosometsuke and Shonzui Ceramic Wares, 5/25-6/30
「やきものに親しむX古染付と祥瑞 ―日本人の愛した〈青〉の茶陶」、2013年5月25日(土)〜6月30日(日)
* (The rest was too much trouble to translate, sorry. 〜AF)

Exhibition Schedule in Japanese


Itabashi_art_museumITABASHI ART MUSEUM 板橋区美術館

 Kobikicho Kano: The highest ranking of the Tokugawa official painters (Works from Itabashi Art Museum Collection), 7 April 2012 - 6 May 2012

* (Otherwise, nothing of particular interest to AF)

Exhibition Scedule in English
* Exhibition schedule in Japanese http://www.itabashiartmuseum.jp/
art/schedule/index.html

ACCESS: 15 min walk from Nishitakashimadaira Stn on the Mita subway line, 22 min walk from the Shimoakazuka Stn on the Tobu Tojo line, 25 min walk from the Eidan Akatuska Stn on the Yurakucho line, see MAP



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JAPAN FOLK CRAFTS MUSEUM 日本民芸館
Ainu Crafts - Patterns with a Prayer, April 2nd (Tue) - June 2nd (Sun), 2013
Tsukishima Karukaya - The world of the naive art from picture scrolls and narrative paintings, June 11th -August 18th, 2013
The Eyes of Sori Yanagi, August 27th (Tue) - November 21st (Thu), 2013
New Works Competition and Exhibition 2013, December 8th (Sun) - 23rd (Mon), 2013
Tea and Beauty - Soetsu Yanagi and The way of Tea, January 10th (Fri) - March 23rd (Sun), 2014

Exhibition Schedule (in English): http://www.mingeikan.or.jp/english/exhibition/schedule.html
ACCESS: Komaba Todaimae stn on the Inokashira line from Shibuya
* MAP and ACCESS


Kanagawa_rekishiKANAGAWA PREFECTURAL MUSEUM OF CULTURAL HISTORY 神奈川県立歴史博物館
(* AF's picks)
Travelling to Kanagawa in the Edo Period (Ukiyoe Prints), 4/27-6/23
江戸時代 かながわの旅−「道中記」の世界−」、 4月27日(土)〜 6月23日(日)
American Women's Travels to Meiji Period Japan, 3/15-4/13, 2014
「アメリカ人女性が巡った明治の日本」、3月15日(土)〜4月13日(日)

Exhibition Schedule (in Japanese) http://ch.kanagawa-museum.jp/tenji/nenkan/nenkan.html


Kanazawa_BunkoKANAZAWA BUNKO MUSEUM 神奈川県立金沢文庫
(* Exhibitions are typically on Buddhist or Shinto Art)
Currrent Exhibition

Exhibition Schedule (in Japanese) http://www.planet.pref.kanagawa.jp/
city/kanazawa.htm

Kanazawa Bunko Map
Access: 神奈川県立金沢文庫 * Click map to enlarge
Nearby Japanese Style Restaurant: ふみくら茶屋


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Mitsubishi-Ichigokan MITSUBISHI ICHIGOKAN MUSEUM 三菱一号館美術館

Exhibition Scedule (in English)
* Access and Map (in English)


mitsuiMITSUI MEMORIAL MUSEUM 三井記念美術館

Exhibition Schedule (in Japanese) http://www.mitsui-museum.jp/exhibition/index2.html


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NEZU INSTITUTE OF FINE ARTS 根津美術館

Exhibition Schedule (in Japanese) http://www.nezu-muse.or.jp/jp/exhibition/index.html



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OTA MEMORIAL MUSEUM OF ART 太田記念美術館

Exhibition Schedule (in English)
http://www.ukiyoe-ota-muse.jp/index-E.html
* Exhibition Schedule (in Japanese)
http://www.ukiyoe-ota-muse.jp/H20schedule.html



SEIKADO BUNKO ART MUSEUM 静嘉堂文庫美術館
* Exhibition Schedule (in Japanese) http://www.seikado.or.jp/sub0203.htm


SHIZUOKA PREFECTURAL MUSEUM OF ART 静岡県立美術館
* Exhibition Schedule 2010 (in Japanese)
http://www.spmoa.shizuoka.shizuoka.jp/japanese/exhibition/kikaku/2010/
Access: http://www.spmoa.shizuoka.shizuoka.jp/english/access/



SUNTORY MUSEUM OF ART サントリー美術館

Exhibition Schedule (in Japanese)
http://www.suntory.co.jp/sma/exhibition/index.html
* Exhibition Schedule (in English)
http://www.suntory.com/culture-sports/sma/exhibition/future.html


TOKYO METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART (Tobikan) 東京都美術館
* CLOSED FOR REMODELLING, 4/5/2010 ~ 2012
* More Info (in Japanese) http://www.tobikan.jp/outline/renewal/index.html



TOKYO METROPOLITAN TEIEN ART MUSEUM 東京都庭園美術館

Exhibition schedule (in English): http://www.teien-art-museum.ne.jp/exhibition/e_index.html
Access: http://www.teien-art-museum.ne.jp/info/e_access.html



TNM Honkan
TOKYO NATIONAL MUSEUM 東京国立博物館
* Exhibition schedule (in English): http://www.tnm.jp/en/exhibition/regular/en_one_year.html


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UKIYO-e TOKYO 浮世絵美術館 (Formerly Riccar Museum)
* Exhibition schedule (in Japanese): http://www.ukiyoe-tokyo.or.jp/2010exhibition/schedule2010.html
Access: LaLaport Toyosu



YAMATANE MUSEUM 山種美術館
* Exhibition Schedule (in Japanese) http://www.yamatane-museum.or.jp/exh_schedule.html
* Exhibition Schedule (in English)
http://www.yamatane-museum.or.jp/english/index.html#menu4
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February 03, 2013

4000 year old Jomon remains found in Tokyo!

4000年前の生活は?新宿区で縄文時代の人骨発見!
テレビ朝日系(ANN) 1月31日(木)19時50分配信
 はるか4000年前、東京・山の手に住んでいた人々の生活は、どのようなものだったのでしょうか。東京・新宿区で、縄文時代の11人分の人骨が見つかりました。

http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/videonews/ann?a=20130131-00000046-ann-soci



* Click photo above for news cast (in Japanese)

On January 30th, it was announced that Jōmon period remains of 4000 years ago were discovered in the Shinjuku ward of Tokyo. 11 buried skeletons were found; 3 female, 3 male, and 5 as yet unidentifiable. The site was found just below ground level in very good condition, so much so that at first it was thought that they were much more recent Edo period remains. An archeological survey was carried out before a high-rise mansion was planned to be built on the site. It is thought that the site was so well preserved in part because it was under a privately owned private house without a deep foundation that would have disturbed that site.

Although this particular news cast here doesn’t discuss it, as I recall from TV (possibly NHK), the archeologists found that these Jōmon people were using their teeth to scrape hides. I found this very interesting and would like to know more about it. The Jōmon people removed their front teeth, which has been thought as part of their concept of beatification. So, has this assumption been incorrect, or is this usage of teeth as a tool in addition to the removal of teeth, or were they using their teeth for hide-scraping while their teeth were still in their mouths? …

Hah, found it! According to NHK, the teeth were worn down on one of the female skulls showing evidence that Jōmon people used their teeth for tanning (?) leather.

新宿で11人分の縄文時代の人骨
1月30日 19時10分
NHK News

東京・新宿区でおよそ4000年前の縄文時代の人骨が少なくとも11人分見つかり、極めて保存状態がよいことから新宿区は顔の復元やDNA鑑定を行い、当時の生活を調べていくことにしています。

人骨が見つかったのは、新宿区市谷のマンションの建設予定地で、工事を前に去年11月から発掘調査を行ったところ、土器と共に埋葬された少なくとも11人分の骨が見つかりました。
国立科学博物館が鑑定したところ、骨はおよそ4000年前の縄文時代中期から後期にかけてのもので、保存状態が極めてよく、男女3人ずつの性別や、どのような暮らしをしていたかが分かりました。

このうち出産を何度か経験したとみられる女性の頭蓋骨では、歯が均一にすり減っていて、当時の人は自分の歯を使って革をなめしていたためだということです。
土が酸性で骨が残りにくい関東地方では、貝塚以外で縄文人の骨が発見されるのは珍しいということです。

調査した新宿区文化観光課の栩木真学芸員は「海から離れ貝塚もない新宿で縄文人の骨が見つかり驚いている。当時は縄文人に暮らしやすい、緑や水にあふれた場所だったのだろう」と話しています。新宿区では、骨から顔を復元したりDNA鑑定を行ったりして、家族構成や当時の生活を調べていくことにしています。


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TNM Exhibition of Wang Xizhi’s Calligraphy

Wang Xizhi Newly Discovered Calligraphy

For the first time in 40 years, a new copy of Wang Xizhi’s calligraphy has been found and identified (for more on the discovery see below). In connection with this new discovery, the Tokyo National Museum is holding a special exhibition of Wang Xizhi’s calligraphy, January 22, 2013 (Tue) - March 3, 2013. The newly discovered work will also be on display.

Wang Xizhi: Master Calligrapher
日中国交正常化40周年 東京国立博物館140周年 特別展「書聖 王羲之」
Heiseikan Special Exhibition Galleries
January 22, 2013 (Tue) - March 3, 2013 (Sun)


Active in 4th-century China during the Eastern Jin dynasty, Wang Xizhi (303?-361?) greatly advanced conventional calligraphy styles, with his calligraphy treasured by successive Chinese emperors. Focusing on important materials related to Wang Xizhi’s calligraphy, this exhibition searches for the true image of the work of this master calligrapher, and attempts to reevaluate the roles that he played, for example through his influence on later generations.

・Part 1: Discerning the True Appearance of Wang Xizhi’s Calligraphy
・Part 2: Myriad Variations on the Preface to the Poems of the Orchid Pavilion Gathering
・Part 3: Reception and Transformation of the Wang Xizhi Style



Japan finds rare copy of Tang Dynasty Wang Xizhi’s work

The Japan Times
Jan 9, 2013


An extremely rare copy of a work by fourth century Chinese calligraphy legend Wang Xizhi has been found in Japan, the first such discovery in four decades, Tokyo National Museum said Tuesday.

No original works survive, despite their having been treasured by Chinese emperors throughout history for their contribution to the development of the delicate art form.

However, Wang’s innovative style was so influential that Chinese courts created precise replicas of his writings more than a millennium ago, some of which are held by Japan as national treasures.

“This is a significant discovery for the study of Wang Xizhi’s work,” the museum, which will display it from Jan. 22 to March 3, said in a statement.

The writing, owned by an individual in Japan whose identity was not disclosed, shows 24 Chinese characters in three lines on a piece of paper roughly 26 by 10 cm.
It was long thought to be the work of an ancient Japanese nobleman calligrapher, but a recent review by Jun Tomita, a Chinese calligraphy expert at the museum, has determined it was an expertly made copy of Wang’s writing.

The page appears to be part of a letter and includes phrases known to be used by the master calligrapher.

“I am tired everyday. I am living only for you,” part of the script says. It also includes the names of his relatives, including his son, the museum said.

The content of the writing, its style, copying technique, and other factors indicate the copy was made during the Tang Dynasty in the seventh to eighth century by the emperor’s court, the museum said.

It was likely brought out of China by Japanese commercial or diplomatic missions visiting their powerful continental neighbor during the era, the museum said.


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October 29, 2012

Petition to delay the imminent destruction of Mes Aynak in Afghanistan

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Many of you may have heard about the imminent destruction of Mes Aynak and other important Buddhist sites in Afghanistan, which are scheduled to be destroyed by large-scale copper mining projects in the near future. The archaeologists at the site have been given until December 2012, to complete whatever work they can, and then Mes Aynak and the extensive Buddhist materials in the region will be pulverized.

A recent film, "The Buddhas of Mes Aynak," has been made by Northwestern University journalism professor, Brent Huffman, and he and others are posting materials on Facebook and various websites, primarily seeking signatures on a petition to at least delay the planned destruction.

Please see the links below and do consider adding your names to the signatures.

Here is the official Facebook page for the film:
https://www.facebook.com/buddhasofaynak

Here is a list of stories/press/interviews including Brent Huffman’s CNN opinion story and live interview.
http://www.germancamera.com/news/

Here is our petition for Mes Aynak - we just surpassed 15,000 signatures!
http://www.change.org/petitions/president-hamid-karzai-prevent-destruction-of-ancient-site-of-mes-aynak-the-environmental-damage-3

Please feel free to share this information.


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See also,

ARCA Documentarian Brent Huffman Warns of Dangerous Precedent Being Set in Afghanistan if Mes Aynak is destroyed in ordered to mine copper

wsj.com Rescuing Afghanistan's Buddhist History




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April 29, 2012

(UPDATED) Tokyo Area Exhibitions, Spring-Summer 2012 東京の美術展覧会 春〜夏

StarTwinkling BLINKING STAR FOR KIMONO-FASHION RELATED EXHIBITIONS



CHIBA CITY MUSEUM OF ART 千葉市美術館



Chiba-shibi Shouhaku-2
* Shohaku and Kyoto Artists, 2012年4月10日(火)〜5月20日(日), 蕭白ショック!! 曾我蕭白と京の画家たち
* Keisai Eisen Ukiyo-e Artist, 2012年5月29日(火)〜7月8日(日), 浮世絵師 溪斎英泉
* "Modern Girl" in Japanese Painting and Prints, 2012年5月29日(火)〜7月8日(日), モダンガール万華鏡―近代日本の絵画・版画から―
* Summer Vacation Exhibition: Amusing Animals, 2012年7月14日(土)〜9月2日(日), 夏休み特別企画 どうぶつ大行進
* Suda Yoshihiro's Works and Collection, 2012年10月30日(火)〜12月16日(日), 須田悦弘展・須田悦弘による日本の美
StarTwinkling * Kimono Beauty From Edo to Showa, 2013年1月4日(金)〜2月11日(月・祝), 江戸から昭和のきもの Kimono Beauty ―シックでモダンなきものたち―

Exhibition Schedule (in Japanese) http://www.ccma-net.jp/exhibition_02.html


Edo-Haku-TowerEDO-TOKYO MUSEUM 江戸東京博物館
* The History of Towers, 2012年2月21日(火)〜5月6日(日), ザ・タワー 〜都市と塔のものがたり〜
* Zojoji-The Temple of Tokugawa Hidetada and Gou, 2012年3月27日(火)〜5月27日(日), 芝 増上寺〜秀忠とお江の寺
* Images of Nihonbashi as Landmark, 2012年5月26日(土)〜7月16日(月・祝), 日本橋〜描かれたランドマークの400年〜

Exhibition schedule (in Japanese) http://www.edo-tokyo-museum.or.jp/


Eisei-BunkoEISEI BUNKO 永青文庫
* Hosokawa Tadaoki and Incense Woods and Lacquer Containers, 4/7(土)〜7/16(月・祝), 細川忠興と香木、蒔絵香道具
* Gion Matsuri Handscrolls and Summer Rites, 7/21(土)〜9/9(日), 祇園祭礼図巻など夏の風物詩
* Edo Literature of the Hosokawa Estate, 9/15(土)〜12/24(日), 細川家に残る江戸の天文学
StarTwinkling* Dandyism of the Samurai, 2013/1/5(土)〜3/24(日), 武蔵と武士のダンディズム

Exhibition Schedule (in Japanese): http://www.eiseibunko.com/exhibition.html
Access: http://www.eiseibunko.com/traffic.html


Geidai_Spring-12GEIDAI DAIGAKU BIJUTSUKAN 東京芸術大学大学美術館
* Museum Collection: The Arts of Spring, April 5 (Thu) - June 24 (Sun), 2012 芸大コレクション展―春の名品選―
* TAKAHASHI Yuichi and Modern Youga Painting, Apr 28 (Sat) - Jun 24 (Sun), 2012, 近代洋画の開拓者 高橋由一

Exhibition schedule (in Japanese) http://www.geidai.ac.jp/museum/
exhibit/current_exhibitions_ja.htm?blog_id=517729



Gotoh Museum-12THE GOTOH MUSEUM 五島美術館
* The Gotoh Museum Temporarily Closed for Renewal, 10/25/2010 – Fall 2012

Exhibition schedule (in Japanese) http://www.gotoh-museum.or.jp/exhibition/schedule.html


HatakeyamaHATAKEYAMA MEMORIAL MUSEUM OF FINE ART 畠山記念館
* Imported Chinese Objects and Muromachi Period Art, 平成24年4月7日(土)〜6月17日(日), 春季展 「唐物と室町時代の美術」
* Famous Tea Ceremony Objects: The Tales of Their Naming, 平成24年7月28日(土)〜9月17日(月・祝), 夏季展 「ふしぎ発見!茶道具と銘をめぐる物語」
* Tea Ceremony Objects: Rikyu and Oribe, 平成24年10月6日(土)〜12月16日(日), 秋季展 「利休と織部 ―茶人たちの好みと見立て―」
* Japanese Ceramics: Ninsei, Kenzan, and Korin, 平成25年1月19日(土)〜3月20日(日), 冬季展 「春を祝う ―仁清・乾山・光琳―」

Exhibition Schedule in English
* Exhibition Schedule in Japanese: http://www.ebara.co.jp/csr/hatakeyama/display/2012/schedule.html



IdemitsuIDEMITSU MUSEUM OF ARTS 出光美術館
* From Chinese Bronzes to Imported tea Ceremony Objects, 2012年4月3日(火)〜6月10日(日), 悠久の美 ―唐物茶陶から青銅器まで
* Japanese Festivals in Art, 2012年6月16日(土)〜7月22日(日), 祭 MATSURI―遊楽・祭礼・名所
* The White Celadons of Asia, 2012年8月4日(土)〜10月21日(日), 東洋の白いやきもの―純なる世界
* The Arts of the Decorative Rinpa School, 2012年10月27日(土)〜12月16日(日), 琳派芸術II
* The Art of the Orient, 2013年1月11日(金)〜3月24日(日), 中近東文化センター改修記念オリエントの美術

Tokyo 2012 Schedule (in Japanese)


Itabashi_art_museumITABASHI ART MUSEUM 板橋区美術館
* Kobikicho Kano: Top Tokugawa Official Painter, 7 April 2012 - 6 May 2012
* Human Form and Japanese Modern Art, 12 May 2012 -17 June 2012
* Bologna Illustrators Exhibition of Children's Books 2012, 6 June 2012 - 12 August 2012
* Cultural Festival : Japanese calligraphy and art by Itabashi Citizens, 17 October 2012 - 11 November 2012
* Edo Painters Influenced by Chinese painting, 1 December 2012 - 6 January 2013
* Works by Elementary and Junior High School Students of Itabashi City, 12 January 2013 - 17 February 2013
* Taisei Sato Memorial: Artworks by Junior High School Students, 14 February 2013 - 17 February 2013
* Artworks of Various Japanese painters from 16th century to 19th century, 23 February 2013 - 24 March 2013

Exhibition Scedule in English
* Exhibition schedule in Japanese http://www.itabashiartmuseum.jp/
art/schedule/index.html

ACCESS: 15 min walk from Nishitakashimadaira Stn on the Mita subway line, 22 min walk from the Shimoakazuka Stn on the Tobu Tojo line, 25 min walk from the Eidan Akatuska Stn on the Yurakucho line, see MAP



mingeikan
JAPAN FOLK CRAFTS MUSEUM 民芸館
* Tohoku Crafts and Shiko Munakata, Apr. 3rd (Tue) - Jun. 10th (Sun), 2012

Exhibition Schedule (in English): http://www.mingeikan.or.jp/english/html/
exhibitions-events-mingeikan.html?blog_id=517729

ACCESS: Komaba Todaimae stn on the Inokashira line from Shibuya
* MAP


Kanagawa_rekishiKANAGAWA PREFECTURAL MUSEUM OF CULTURAL HISTORY 神奈川県立歴史博物館
Of special interst to AF:
* Muso Soseki and Kamakura Zen Culture, 9月1日(土)〜9月28日(金)、(特別陳列) 夢窓疎石と鎌倉の禅宗文化
* Kamakura in the Middle Ages, 10月6日(土)〜12月2日(日)、再発見!鎌倉の中世
* Kamakura as Tourist Spot and Kamakura Sculpture, 2月16日(土)〜3月24日(日)、観光地鎌倉と鎌倉彫

Exhibition Schedule (in Japanese) http://ch.kanagawa-museum.jp/tenji/nenkan/nenkan.html


Kanazawa_BunkoKANAZAWA BUNKO MUSEUM 神奈川県立金沢文庫
Of special interst to AF:
* Jokei and the Origins of Kamakura Buddhism, 6月8日(金)〜7月29日(日)、解脱上人 貞慶 −鎌倉仏教の本流
Exhibition Schedule (in Japanese) http://www.planet.pref.kanagawa.jp/
city/kanazawa.htm

Kanazawa Bunko Map
Access: 神奈川県立金沢文庫 * Click map to enlarge
Nearby Japanese Style Restaurant: ふみくら茶屋


Mitsubishi-Ichigokan MITSUBISHI ICHIGOKAN MUSEUM 三菱一号館美術館
StarTwinkling* KATAGAMI Style - Paper stencils and Japonisme, April 6 - May 27, 2012

Exhibition Scedule (in English)
* Access and Map (in English)


mitsuiMITSUI MEMORIAL MUSEUM 三井記念美術館
* The 250th Anniversary of Holkusai’s Birth: Masterpieces form the Honolulu Academy of Arts, April 14 –June 17
* Japanese Art Design, 6/30 ~ 8/26

Exhibition Schedule (in Japanese) http://www.mitsui-museum.jp/exhibition/index2.html


nezu_korin
NEZU INSTITUTE OF FINE ARTS 根津美術館
* Irises and Eight Bridges: Masterpieces by Kōrin from the Nezu Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, April 21 [Sat]- May 20 [Sun]
* From Flowers to Tea: The Art of the Elegant Muromachi Gathering, June 2 [Sat]- July 16 [Mon]

Exhibition Schedule (in Japanese) http://www.nezu-muse.or.jp/jp/exhibition/index.html



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OTA MEMORIAL MUSEUM OF ART 太田記念美術館

Exhibition Schedule (in English)
http://www.ukiyoe-ota-muse.jp/index-E.html
* Exhibition Schedule (in Japanese)
http://www.ukiyoe-ota-muse.jp/H20schedule.html



SEIKADO BUNKO ART MUSEUM 静嘉堂文庫美術館
* Exhibition Schedule (in Japanese) http://www.seikado.or.jp/sub0203.htm


SHIZUOKA PREFECTURAL MUSEUM OF ART 静岡県立美術館
* Exhibition Schedule 2010 (in Japanese)
http://www.spmoa.shizuoka.shizuoka.jp/japanese/exhibition/kikaku/2010/
Access: http://www.spmoa.shizuoka.shizuoka.jp/english/access/



SUNTORY MUSEUM OF ART サントリー美術館

Exhibition Schedule (in Japanese)
http://www.suntory.co.jp/sma/exhibition/index.html
* Exhibition Schedule (in English)
http://www.suntory.com/culture-sports/sma/exhibition/future.html


TOKYO METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART (Tobikan) 東京都美術館
* CLOSED FOR REMODELLING, 4/5/2010 ~ 2012
* More Info (in Japanese) http://www.tobikan.jp/outline/renewal/index.html



TOKYO METROPOLITAN TEIEN ART MUSEUM 東京都庭園美術館

Exhibition schedule (in English): http://www.teien-art-museum.ne.jp/exhibition/e_index.html
Access: http://www.teien-art-museum.ne.jp/info/e_access.html



TNM Honkan
TOKYO NATIONAL MUSEUM 東京国立博物館
* Exhibition schedule (in English): http://www.tnm.jp/en/exhibition/regular/en_one_year.html



Ukiyo-e Tokyo TokaidoUKIYO-e TOKYO Banner

UKIYO-e TOKYO 浮世絵美術館 (Formerly Riccar Museum)
* Exhibition schedule (in Japanese): http://www.ukiyoe-tokyo.or.jp/2010exhibition/schedule2010.html
Access: LaLaport Toyosu




YAMATANE MUSEUM 山種美術館
* Exhibition Schedule (in Japanese) http://www.yamatane-museum.or.jp/exh_schedule.html
* Exhibition Schedule (in English)
http://www.yamatane-museum.or.jp/english/index.html#menu4
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October 21, 2011

Tokyo Area Exhibitions, Fall-Winter 2011-12 東京の美術展覧会 秋〜冬

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Chiba-shibi rinpa2
CHIBA CITY MUSEUM OF ART 千葉市美術館
* Sakai Hoitsu and The Edo Rinpa School, 2011年10月10日(月・祝)〜 11月13日(日)酒井抱一と江戸琳派の全貌
* Takeguchi Shuzo and Marcel Duchamp,2011年11月22日(火)〜 2012年1月29日(日)瀧口修造とマルセル・デュシャン
* Chibi City's Citizen Art Exhibition, 2012年3月3日(土)〜3月23日(金) 第43回 千葉市民美術展覧会
* Exhibition Schedule (in Japanese) http://www.ccma-net.jp/exhibition_02.html


EDO-TOKYO MUSEUM 江戸東京博物館
* A Portrait of Venice,2011年9月23日(金)〜2011年12月11日(日) 魅惑の芸術‐千年の都  世界遺産 ヴェネツィア展
* Exhibition schedule (in Japanese) http://www.edo-tokyo-museum.or.jp/


Eisei Bunko 永青文庫
* Closed 平成23年8月1日(月)〜 平成24年1月6日(金)
(But the collection is on display at the Kyoto National Museum: The Lineage of Culture: The Hosokawa Family Eisei Bunko Collection, October 8 to November 23, 2011)
* Forthcoming: Ceramic Incense Braziers and Lacquer Incense Implements,平成24年1月7日(土)〜2月26日(日)(予定)、「心にくく薫りいで やきもの香炉と蒔絵香道具」(仮称)
* Exhibition Schedule (in Japanese): http://www.eiseibunko.com/exhibition.html


GEIDAI DAIGAKU BIJUTSUKAN 東京芸術大学大学美術館
*Time in Sculpture the succession and transition, Oct 7 (Fri) - Nov 6 (Sun), 2011 彫刻の時間—継承と展開—
* Exhibition schedule (in Japanese) http://www.geidai.ac.jp/museum/
exhibit/current_exhibitions_ja.htm?blog_id=517729



THE GOTOH MUSEUM 五島美術館
* The Gotoh Museum Temporarily Closed for Renewal, 10/25/2010 – Fall 2012
* Exhibition schedule (in Japanese) http://www.gotoh-museum.or.jp/exhibition/schedule.html


HATAKEYAMA MEMORIAL MUSEUM OF FINE ART 畠山記念館
* Hatakeyama Sokuo's World of Beauty-from his fine collection of paintings, calligraphies, and tea utensils, 8th October-18th December
* Hatayekaya Sokuo's Tea Ceremony-Focusing on Hon'ami Koetsu's Tea Bowl “Seppou,” 21th January, 2012 - 18th March, 2012
* Exhibition Schedule in English



IDEMITSU MUSEUM OF ARTS 出光美術館
* Taiga, Buson, Gyokudo, and Sengai, 2011年9月10日(土)〜10月23日(日)大雅・蕪村・玉堂と仙がい ―「笑(わらい)」のこころ
* Hasegawa Tohaku and the Kano School, 2011年10月29日(土)〜12月18日(日)、日本の美・発見VI長谷川等伯と狩野派
* Yamada Jouzan--The Living National Treasure and his Ceramic Works, 2012年1月7日(土)〜2月19日(日)、三代 山田常山―人間国宝、その陶芸と心
* Albums of Famous Calligraphy Samples (Kohitsu Tegakami), 2012年2月25日(土)〜3月25日(日)、古筆手鑑―国宝『見努世友』を中心に(仮称)
* Tokyo 2011-12 Schedule (in Japanese)


ITABASHI ART MUSEUM 板橋区美術館
* Exhibition schedule (in Japanese) http://www.itabashiartmuseum.jp/
art/schedule/index.html

ACCESS: 15 min walk from Nishitakashimadaira Stn on the Mita subway line, 22 min walk from the Shimoakazuka Stn on the Tobu Tojo line, 25 min walk from the Eidan Akatuska Stn on the Yurakucho line, see Map



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July 11, 2011

Kuniyoshi Print and the Tokyo Sky-Tree Tower

Tokyo Sky-Tree Tower


Was Kuniyoshi Prescient? Why did he depict the Tokyo Sky-Tree Tower already in the Edo period?




Kuniyoshi Sky-Tree


Not my idea, I saw it on Japanese TV!

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June 26, 2011

Japan’s Newly Designated World Heritage and Natural Heritage Sites

Japan's Hiraizumi decided as World Heritage site
(Mainichi Japan) June 26, 2011


Hiraizumi Chusonji Konjikido
TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The Buddhist temples and landscape in the ancient town of Hiraizumi, Iwate Prefecture, in northeastern Japan, have won approval as a World Heritage cultural site at an ongoing UNESCO meeting in Paris, Japanese government officials said Sunday.

Hiraizumi becomes Japan's 12th World Heritage cultural site, according to the decision by the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's World Heritage Committee, and follows endorsement of the Ogasawara island chain in the Pacific south of Tokyo as the country's fourth natural heritage site.

The registration of Hiraizumi on the World Heritage List, the first in the country's northeastern Tohoku region, would be a boon for the region devastated by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami disaster, as it is expected to boost tourism.

Hiraizumi, which includes Chusonji, a Buddhist temple known for the Golden Hall, features a cluster of temples and ruins left by the Oshu Fujiwara warrior family that ruled the Tohoku region from the 11th to the 12th centuries. ...

... Hiraizumi was the political and cultural center of the northern part of Japan's Honshu main island for nearly 100 years in the 11th and 12th centuries, when the area was ruled by the Oshu Fujiwara clan independent of rulers in Kyoto, the capital at the time. (MORE)


Ogasawara island chain named as World Heritage site
(Mainichi Japan) June 24, 2011


Ogasawara
TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Japan's Ogasawara island chain, a habitat for rare animals and plants in the western Pacific, was named Friday by UNESCO as a World Heritage site, Japanese government officials said.

The U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's World Heritage Committee authorized the registration of the group of about 30 islands, about 1,000 kilometers south of Tokyo, which is home to many indigenous species as it has never been connected to a continent. ...

... To be registered on the list are a total of 6,360 hectares of land including the Mukojima, Chichijima and Hahajima archipelagoes, plus Kitaiwoto and Minamiiwoto islands, and a combined 1,580 hectares of water areas around those islets.

The Ogasawara island chain, a popular destination for ecotourism, is dubbed the "Galapagos in the Orient" for its rich and distinctive natural assets such as the Bonin flying fox, an endangered species of bat.

With a population of about 2,400, the Ogasawara islet chain belongs to Tokyo and is administered by the village government of Ogasawara. The island chain group was once under U.S. occupation after World War II but was returned to Japan in 1968. (MORE)




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May 20, 2011

Tokyo Area Spring Exhibitions 2011: AF’s Picks  春の展覧会 ピックアップ

geidai_kaori-tenGEIDAI DAIGAKU BIJUTSUKAN 東京芸術大学大学美術館
* Fragrance - the Aroma of Masterpieces, 2011年4月7日(木)- 5月29日(日)「香り かぐわしき名宝」展
* Exhibition schedule (in Japanese) http://www.geidai.ac.jp/museum/
exhibit/current_exhibitions_ja.htm?blog_id=517729




Ota_Edo_Fashion 2011
OTA MEMORIAL MUSEUM OF ART 太田記念美術館
* Introduction to Edo Fashion, April 1st〜May 26th, 2011, 2011 大江戸ファッション事始め

* Exhibition Schedule (in English)
http://www.ukiyoe-ota-muse.jp/index-E.html
* Exhibition Schedule (in Japanese)
http://www.ukiyoe-ota-muse.jp/H20schedule.html




MOA_Edo_fashion
MOA MUSEUM OF ART MOA美術館 
* Edo Fashion in Ukiyo-e, 3/25〜5/25, 2011 所蔵 江戸のファッション─UKIYO・E─



Sharaku
TOKYO NATIONAL MUSEUM 東京国立博物館
* SHARAKU 「写楽」
New Blinky Pink NEW DATES: May 1, 2011 - Sunday, June 12, 2011




Meiji_bijinUKIYO-e TOKYO 浮世絵美術館 (Formerly Riccar Museum)
* The Beauty of Attire: Meiji Period Bijinga, 4/29 - 5/29, 20011 装いの美 明治の美人画
* The Beauty of Attire:Taisho and Showa Era Bijinga, 6/4 - 6/26, 2011 装いの美 大正・昭和の美人画
Taisho_bijin* Exhibition schedule (in Japanese): http://www.ukiyoe-tokyo.or.jp/2011exhibition/schedule2011.html
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April 11, 2011

From the Art Newspaper: Race to save Buddhist relics in former Bin Laden camp

Excavators in Mes AynakRace to save Buddhist relics in former Bin Laden camp
Workers are desperately trying to excavate Mes Aynak before a Chinese mining company moves in


By Martin Bailey | From issue 223, April 2010
Published online 7 Apr 11 (News)


Quote leftMES AYNAK. A rescue operation is underway to save as much as possible from ancient Buddhist monasteries in Mes Aynak, Afghanistan, before the mountains become an open-cast mine and the site is destroyed. In what is now the world’s largest archaeological dig, around 1,000 workers are trying to excavate artefacts from the country’s second most important Buddhist site (along with Hadda), after Bamiyan.

The site, a former training camp of Osama bin Laden, has been leased to a Chinese mining company for copper production. Only what can be excavated and removed to safety will be saved.

Despite the impending archaeological loss, Mes Aynak has received scant attention internationally. Moreover, Afghanistan’s heritage has suffered much in recent years from civil war, looting and the vandalism of the Taliban.

Mes Aynak (Little Copper Well) lies 25 miles south-east of Kabul, in a barren region. The Buddhist monasteries date from the third to the seventh centuries, and are located near the remains of ancient copper mines. It is unclear whether the monastery was originally established to serve the miners or if the monks set up there to work the mines themselves.

... The rescue excavations began in 2009 at Gol Hamid, which lies in a mountain pass adjacent to a Chinese camp. Work was undertaken by the National Institute of Archaeology and the Délégation Archéologique Française en Afghanistan. Part of the monastic compound was excavated, leading to the discovery of a vaulted chapel, monks’ cells and storerooms. Polychrome terracotta statues were also found, including a sleeping Buddha.

Last year the archaeological work moved to Tepe Kafiriat, higher up the mountains. The 260 ft walled complex originally had eight stone-clad stupas (ceremonial towers for relics), surrounding the main stupa. Among the finds are a 25 ft-long reclining Buddha and wall paintings. Archaeologists also discovered a pair of large feet, which are all that remains of a 10 ft statue (the main part was looted or destroyed in the early 2000s). An ancient wooden Buddha was also discovered, which very rarely survive.Quote right(MORE)




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January 24, 2011

Tokyo Area Exhibitions, Spring 2011 東京の美術展覧会 春

Chiba Shibi City Exhibition
CHIBA CITY MUSEUM OF ART 千葉市美術館
Not much of interest to me personally, but here is what there is:
* European Wood Toys from The Musashino University Museum and Library, 2011年1月29日(土)~2月27日(日) (武蔵野美術大学 美術館・図書館所蔵ネフ・コレクション―ヨーロッパの木製おもちゃ
* Engravings from the Museum's Collection, 2011年2月8日(火)~ 2月20日(日) 銅版画の森へ ―ゴヤ・ルオー・浜口陽三・深澤幸雄らの作品より―
* Chibi City's Citizen Art Exhibition, 2011年3月5日(土)~3月25日(金) 第42回 千葉市民美術展覧会
* Exhibition Schedule (in Japanese) http://www.ccma-net.jp/exhibition_02.html


Edo Haku NHK Hime-tachi

EDO-TOKYO MUSEUM 江戸東京博物館
* NHK Taiga Drama Exhibition: Himetachi no Sengoku, 1-2日~2/20, 2011
* The 500 Arhats and the Zojoji Private Collection of Buddhist Paintings, 3/15~5/29, 2011 特別展 「五百羅漢~増上寺秘蔵の仏画~」
* Exhibition schedule (in Japanese) http://www.edo-tokyo-museum.or.jp/kikaku/index.html


Eisei Bunko 永青文庫
* Exhibition Schedule (in Japanese): http://www.eiseibunko.com/exhibition.html


geidai kaori
GEIDAI DAIGAKU BIJUTSUKAN 東京芸術大学大学美術館
* graduation Works Exhibition 2011, 2011年1月29日(土)-2月3日(木)
* Fragrance - the Aroma of Masterpieces, 2011年4月7日(木)- 5月29日(日)「香り かぐわしき名宝」展
* Exhibition schedule (in Japanese) http://www.geidai.ac.jp/museum/
exhibit/current_exhibitions_ja.htm?blog_id=517729



THE GOTOH MUSEUM 五島美術館
* The Gotoh Museum Temporarily Closed for Renewal, 10/25/2010 – Fall 2012
* Exhibition schedule (in Japanese) http://www.gotoh-museum.or.jp/exhibition/schedule.html


hatakeyama 本阿弥光悦
HATAKEYAMA MEMORIAL MUSEUM OF FINE ART 畠山記念館
* Sakai Hōitsu and the Beauty of Rinpa, 1/22-3/21, 2011 生誕250年「酒井抱一―琳派の華―」
* 2009 Exhibition Schedule in English



Idemitsu Rinpa
IDEMITSU MUSEUM OF ARTS 出光美術館
* The Arts of the Rinpa School, 1/8-3/21, 2011
In Japanese: 酒井抱一生誕250年 琳派芸術 ―光悦・宗達から江戸琳派―
* Tokyo 2011 Schedule (in Japanese)


ITABASHI ART MUSEUM 板橋区美術館
* Exhibition schedule (in Japanese) http://www.itabashiartmuseum.jp/
art/schedule/index.html

ACCESS: 15 min walk from Nishitakashimadaira Stn on the Mita subway line, 22 min walk from the Shimoakazuka Stn on the Tobu Tojo line, 25 min walk from the Eidan Akatuska Stn on the Yurakucho line, see Map



Mingeikan Japanese Dolls
JAPAN FOLK CRAFTS MUSEUM 民芸館
* Japanese Antique Dolls , January 9 (Sunday) ~ March 23 (Monday), 2011
* Masterpieces of Japanese Folk Crafts, 2011年4月5日(火)~6月26日(日) 開館75周年記念 日本民藝館名品展
* Exhibition Schedule (in English): http://www.mingeikan.or.jp/english/html/
exhibitions-events-mingeikan.html?blog_id=517729

ACCESS: Komaba Todaimae stn on the Inokashira line from Shibuya
MAP


KANAGAWA PREFECTURAL MUSEUM OF CULTURAL HISTORY 神奈川県立歴史博物館
* Edo Period Coinage, 2/19(Sat)~4/10(Sun), 2011 江戸時代の貨幣
* Exhibition Schedule (in Japanese) http://ch.kanagawa-museum.jp/tenji/nenkan/nenkan.html


Kanazawa Bunko Unkei
KANAZAWA BUNKO MUSEUM 神奈川県立金沢文庫
* Buddhist Sculpture by Unkei 運慶-中世密教と鎌倉幕府-, 平成23年1月21日(金)~3月6日(日)
* Exhibition Schedule (in Japanese) http://www.planet.pref.kanagawa.jp/
city/bunko/kalenda.htm

Knazawa Bunko Map


Access: 神奈川県立金沢文庫
Nearby Japanese Style Restaurant: ふみくら茶屋
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MITSUI MEMORIAL MUSEUM 三井記念美術館
* Famous Works of the Muromachi Period from the Mitsui Collection, 12/3/2010-1/29/2011
* Hina Dolls of the Mitsui Family, 2/10-4/3, 2011
* Exhibition Schedule (in Japanese) http://www.mitsui-museum.jp/exhibition/index2.html


nezu_bokuho
NEZU INSTITUTE OF FINE ARTS 根津美術館
* Treasures of Ink Painting, 2011年1月8日(土)~2月13日(日) 墨宝 常盤山文庫名品展
* Ancient Mirrors and Japanese Dolls,
2011年2月26日(土)~4月6日(水) 古鏡とひなかざり
* Exhibition Schedule (in Japanese) http://www.nezu-muse.or.jp/jp/exhibition/index.html



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OTA MEMORIAL MUSEUM OF ART 太田記念美術館
* Masterpieces from the Ōta Memorial Museum of Art, January 4th ~26th, 2011
* Designs Seen in Ukiyo-e: Printed Designs of Edo, February 1st~20th, 2011
* Kobayashi Kiyochika, March 1st~27th, 2011
* Exhibition Schedule (in English)
http://www.ukiyoe-ota-muse.jp/index-E.html
* Exhibition Schedule (in Japanese)
http://www.ukiyoe-ota-muse.jp/H20schedule.html



SEIKADO BUNKO ART MUSEUM 静嘉堂文庫美術館
* Dolls from the Iwasaki Collection, 2/5-3/21, 2011 岩崎家の人形展
* Exhibition Schedule (in Japanese) http://www.seikado.or.jp/sub0203.htm


SHIZUOKA PREFECTURAL MUSEUM OF ART 静岡県立美術館
* Exhibition Schedule 2010 (in Japanese)
http://www.spmoa.shizuoka.shizuoka.jp/japanese/exhibition/kikaku/2010/
Access: http://www.spmoa.shizuoka.shizuoka.jp/english/access/



SUNTORY MUSEUM OF ART サントリー美術館
* 300 Years of Meissen Ceramics from the Meissen Art Museum, Saturday 8 January to Sunday 6 March 2011
* Art Revisited, Beauty Revealed I: Works from the Suntory Collection, Saturday 19 March to Sunday 22 May 2011
* Art Revisited, Beauty Revealed II: Symbols of Immortality: The Art of the Phoenix and the Lion, Wednesday 8 June to Sunday 24 July 2011
* The Yearning for Venetian Glass: Beauty that Traversed Oceans and Time, Wednesday 10 August to Monday (Holiday) 11 October 2011
* Light and Shadows in Namban Art: The Mystery of the Western Kings on Horseback, Wednesday 26 October to Sunday 4 December 2011
* Exhibition Schedule (in Japanese)
http://www.suntory.co.jp/sma/exhibition/index.html
* Exhibition Schedule (in English)
http://www.suntory.com/culture-sports/sma/exhibition/future.html


TOKYO METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART (Tobikan) 東京都美術館
* CLOSED FOR REMODELLING, 4/5/2010 ~ 2012
* More Info (in Japanese) http://www.tobikan.jp/outline/renewal/index.html



TOKYO METROPOLITAN TEIEN ART MUSEUM 東京都庭園美術館
* Typography Poster, 1/29-3/27, 2011
* Exhibition schedule (in English): http://www.teien-art-museum.ne.jp/exhibition/e_index.html
Access: http://www.teien-art-museum.ne.jp/info/e_access.html



TNM Honkan
TOKYO NATIONAL MUSEUM 東京国立博物館
* Exhibition schedule (in English): http://www.tnm.jp/en/exhibition/regular/en_one_year.html



Ukiyo-e Tokyo TokaidoUKIYO-e TOKYO Banner

UKIYO-e TOKYO 浮世絵美術館 (Formerly Riccar Museum)
* Exhibition schedule (in Japanese): http://www.ukiyoe-tokyo.or.jp/2010exhibition/schedule2010.html
Access: LaLaport Toyosu




YAMATANE MUSEUM 山種美術館
* Exhibition Schedule (in Japanese) http://www.yamatane-museum.or.jp/exh_schedule.html
* Exhibition Schedule (in English)
http://www.yamatane-museum.or.jp/english/index.html#menu4
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November 02, 2010

newly Discovered Scroll Painting of Japanese Wako Pirates

And now for another, online news quote:


Quote leftSecond scroll depicting 'Wako' pirates found to be held by Beijing museum

(Mainichi Japan) October 31, 2010


China's scroll of Wako pirates lA part of China's scroll is pictured, with Wako pirates, left, and the Ming Dynasty navy, right, caught in battle. (Photo courtesy of the National Museum of China)


Japan's scroll of Wako pirates lA part of Japan's scroll is pictured, with Wako pirates, right, and the Ming Dynasty navy, left, caught in battle. (Photo courtesy of the Historiographical Institute of the University of Tokyo)



The National Museum of China in Beijing holds a picture scroll very similar to one in Japan that was until now thought to be the only pictorial record of the medieval "Wako" pirates, it has been learned.

"Wako" is a name meaning "Japanese invader," used in the past by China and Korea to refer to pirates that plundered and engaged in smuggling along the Chinese and Korean coasts from the 13th to 16th centuries. Through the 15th century, the Wako were mostly Japanese, as the name implies, but in the 16th century most of the Wako are believed to have actually been Chinese.

Japan's scroll and China's scroll were both found to be inscribed with dates using a Japanese period name. The scrolls will be discussed at a joint research meeting between the two countries, planned to be held on Nov. 12 at the Historiographical Institute of the University of Tokyo, where Japan's scroll is held. Expectations are high that the research meeting will shed new light on the little-understood Wako.

China's scroll measures 32-centimeters tall and 522 centimeters long, almost the same size as the scroll held by Japan, which was was obtained before 1923 from a shop selling old texts. Like Japan's scroll, the scroll in China depicts a battle between the Wako and the navy of China's Ming Dynasty. The locations of the boats and other details differ between China's scroll and Japan's scroll, but overall the scene depicted is the same.

"Both were probably made at the same studio in China sometime around the 17th century," said Toru Hoya, vice-director of the Historiographical Institute.

The possible existence of China's scroll came to Japanese researchers' attention in 2007, when a Chinese researcher visiting Japan remarked at a symposium that there was a scroll depicting the Wako in China as well. Japanese researchers at the Historiographical Institute planned a visit to the Beijing museum to see the scroll, and also decided to take a fresh look at the scroll held by Japan.

Re-examining the scroll in Japan with infrared photography, the researchers in June of this year discovered that on a ship's flag in the picture, covered over with white paint was the date, "Year 4 of Koji." "Koji" is a Japanese period name, and the fourth year of it corresponds to the year 1558 on the Gregorian calendar. The date coincides with when the Wako were at their height. The reason for the date being painted over is unknown.

On their visit to the National Museum of China in Sept. of this year, Hoya and others from the Historiographical Institute reached an agreement with Chinese researchers to conduct joint-research on the scrolls. They were able to use infrared photography on China's scroll as well, which revealed the word "Japan" and the date "Year 3 of Koji," or the year 1557, on the flag of a boat in that picture.

The scroll held in Japan is a well known historical artifact that even appears in Japanese school textbooks, but until now the location and date of the battle depicted were unknown. There were theories such as that the scene depicted the Ming Dynasty's navy attacking Taiwan, but the recent research adds strong support that the image, in fact, depicts the Wako.

On Nov. 12 and Nov. 13, both Japan's scroll, which is not normally open to viewing by the public, and a reproduction ofQuote right China's scroll will be exhibited at the Historiographical Institute.




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October 29, 2010

Lost Swords from Shosoin Confirmed

Shosoin SwordsTwo swords “checked out” from the Shōsōin in 759 and have since been missing for hundreds of years, have recently been confirmed by X-ray as the swords found under the Great Buddha at Tōdaiji in Nara. It is thought that Empress Kōmyō (光明皇后, Kōmyō kōgō) (701–760) placed them there in prayer for her deceased husband, Emperor Shōmu (聖武天皇, 701–756).


missing-swordsA document from the Shōsōin has the notation that the swords were removed, but no notation that they were ever returned. The inscriptions found on the swords by X-ray, "Yoken" 陽劔 and "Inken" 陰劔 (meaning "Yang-sword" and Yin-sword"), confirm the inscriptions recorded in the Shōsōin document.


* See news articles below:

2 swords from Todaiji Temple identified as treasures that went missing 1,250 years ago

(Mainichi Japan) October 26, 2010

The giant Buddha statue under which the swords were found is pictured at Todaiji Temple in Nara on Oct. 25. (Mainichi)IKOMA, Nara -- An X-ray scan has revealed two swords from Nara's Todaiji Temple are the two treasures that went missing from the temple's treasure room 1,250 years ago.

The two swords, made of iron and about one meter long each, were unearthed in 1907 from an area underneath the large Buddha statue's right knee at Todaiji Temple, where they were buried about 45 centimeters deep. They were designated as national treasures, as have been pearls, silver jars, and other treasures found at the temple.

When researchers at the Gangoji institute for research of cultural property put the swords through an X-ray scan on Sept. 30 as part of preservation and repair work, inscriptions, hidden from the naked eye by rust, were found near the handles of the swords.

The inscriptions, made by inlaying another metal into the metal of the sword, read "Yoken" and "Inken." These two names are similar to those appearing at the top of a record of 100 swords donated by Empress Komyo (701-760) to the large Buddha at Todaiji Temple. The lengths and decorations of the swords almost perfectly match the record.

Notes are attached to the record saying that the two swords had been removed from the treasure room at the temple. Based on a different record, it is known that the swords were taken out from the temple on Dec. 26, 759, about a half-year before Empress Komyo's death.

The record shows a total of seven treasures as being removed from the treasure house. Of these seven, the two swords are the only ones whose current locations and existences have been confirmed. Research will continue to see if any other artifacts being held in preservation may be related to the missing treasures.

Also during the latest research, another sword from the temple was discovered to have a mark of seven stars. This mark represented the Big Dipper constellation and was associated with Emperor Shomu (701-756).

There are currently no plans to exhibit any of the swords to the public.

Kazuki Sugimoto, member of the Imperial Household Agency and head of the office that administers Todaiji Temple's treasure houses, said that through the discovery, one can feel how Empress Komyo changed her mind on where the swords should be held. Sugimoto believes that the Empress hoped the country would be protected not only by the giant Buddha, but also by the power of the swords.



Swords found to be treasures

The Yomiuri Shimbun (Oct. 27, 2010)

NARA--Two ancient swords that were found under the Great Buddha statue at Todaiji temple in Nara about a century ago have been confirmed as treasures that had been missing for about 1,250 years. An X-ray analysis confirmed the swords, which have been designated as national treasures, were offered to the statue more than 12 centuries ago, but went missing shortly afterward. ...

... The swords were treasured by Emperor Shomu (701-756) and dedicated to the statue after his death by Empress Komyo (701-760). They were stored in the Shoso-in at first but taken out a few years later, and their whereabouts had been a mystery ever since. The swords, whose blades are about 80 centimeters long, were among items found buried under the pedestal of the Great Buddha statue. ...

... The institute's Center for Conservation Science X-rayed the swords and discovered inlaid inscriptions, which read Yo no Ken and In no Ken, near the bottom of the blades. The blades' length and sharkskin hilts are identical to descriptions of the Yo no Hoken and In no Hoken swords recorded in Kokka Chinpo Cho, a list of Shoso-in treasures. Kokka Chinpo Cho registered items that were treasured by the emperor and dedicated to the statue by the empress in 756. Yo no Hoken and In no Hoken are named at the top of 100 large swords on the list, indicating they were very important. They likely were meant to portray the positive and negative principles of Chinese philosophy to wish for the harmonious existence of all things in the universe. These swords are among seven items on the list that had been tagged as being taken out from the repository in December 759, about half a year before the empress died. The swords are the first of these seven items to have been located.

"I suppose Empress Komyo, near the end of her life, had the swords placed under the statue in the hope that [deceased] Emperor Shomu and the power of the Great Buddha would help preserve peace," said Kazuki Sugimoto, director of the Office of the Shosoin Treasure House, Imperial Household. "Parts of a suit of armor and a crystal ball were with the swords. They also could be items taken from the Shoso-in." (MORE)



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October 20, 2010

Tokyo Area Exhibitions, Fall-Winter 2010 東京の美術展覧会 秋・冬

酒井抱一《朝陽に四季草花図》絹本着色 三幅対 文政4-11年(1821-28)
CHIBA CITY MUSEUM OF ART 千葉市美術館
* Edo Period Paintings from the New Orleans Gitter Collection, 12/14/2010 〜1/23/2011 (帰ってきた江戸絵画 ニューオーリンズ ギッター・コレクション展)
* Exhibition Schedule (in Japanese) http://www.ccma-net.jp/exhibition_02.html



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EDO-TOKYO MUSEUM 江戸東京博物館
* Sumidagawa: The Beloved River of Edo, 9/22〜11/14, 2010
* NHK Taiga Drama Exhibition: Himetachi no Sengoku,
1-2日〜2/20, 2011
* The 500 Arhats and the Zojoji Private Collection of Buddhist Paintings, 3/15〜5/29, 2011
* Exhibition schedule (in Japanese) http://www.edo-tokyo-museum.or.jp/kikaku/index.html



Eisei Bunko 永青文庫
* Exhibition Schedule (in Japanese): http://www.eiseibunko.com/exhibition.html



geidai ragusaGEIDAI DAIGAKU BIJUTSUKAN 東京芸術大学大学美術館
* Ragusa and Rokuzan: Sculpture of Meiji Era, October 23 (Sat) - December 5 (Sun), 2010
* Exhibition schedule (in Japanese) http://www.geidai.ac.jp/museum/
exhibit/current_exhibitions_ja.htm?blog_id=517729



Gotoh GenjiScrolls
THE GOTOH MUSEUM 五島美術館
* The Beauty of Tea Implements, 8/28-10/24, 2010
* The Tale of Genji Narrative Handscrolls, 11/3-11/28, 2010
(国宝 源氏物語絵巻)
* Exhibition schedule (in Japanese) http://www.gotoh-museum.or.jp/exhibition/schedule.html



割高台茶碗
HATAKEYAMA MEMORIAL MUSEUM OF FINE ART 畠山記念館
* Tea Bowls Favored by Oribe, 10/9-12/19, 2010
* Sakai Hōitsu and the Beauty of Rinpa, 1/22-3/21, 2011
* 2009 Exhibition Schedule in English



Idemitsu Sengai
IDEMITSU MUSEUM OF ARTS 出光美術館
* Zengai: Zen and Humor, 9/18-11/3, 2010
* Becoming Intimate with Ceramics VIII: The Way of the Tea Bowl, 11/13-12/23, 2010
* The Arts of the Rinpa School, 1/8-3/21, 2011
* Tokyo 2010 Schedule (in Japanese)



Itabashi Fukuzawa
ITABASHI ART MUSEUM 板橋区美術館
*Fukuzawa Ichiro Paintings 福沢一郎絵画研究所, 11/20/2010〜1/10/2011
* Exhibition schedule (in Japanese) http://www.itabashiartmuseum.jp/
art/schedule/index.html

ACCESS: 15 min walk from Nishitakashimadaira Stn on the Mita subway line, 22 min walk from the Shimoakazuka Stn on the Tobu Tojo line, 25 min walk from the Eidan Akatuska Stn on the Yurakucho line, see Map



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JAPAN FOLK CRAFTS MUSEUM 民芸館
* Kawai Kanjiro Potter 河井寛次郎−生誕120年記念展−, 9/14−11/23日, 2010
* Exhibition Schedule (in English): http://www.mingeikan.or.jp/english/html/
exhibitions-events-mingeikan.html?blog_id=517729

ACCESS: Komaba Todaimae stn on the Inokashira line from Shibuya
MAP



Kanagawa_47Ronin-Prints
KANAGAWA PREFECTURAL MUSEUM OF CULTURAL HISTORY 神奈川県立歴史博物館
* Images of the Chushingura in Ukiyo-e Prints, 11/20(Sat)〜12/19(Sun), 2010
* Edo Period Coinage, 2/19(Sat)〜4/10(Sun), 2011
* Exhibition Schedule (in Japanese) http://ch.kanagawa-museum.jp/tenji/nenkan/nenkan.html



kanazawabunko_butuzounomikata
KANAZAWA BUNKO MUSEUM 神奈川県立金沢文庫
* Looking at Buddhist Sculpture 仏像のみかた, 9/2〜11/23, 2010
* Buddhist Texts and Documents 仏典大図解, 11/27、2010〜1/16、2011
* Exhibition Schedule (in Japanese) http://www.planet.pref.kanagawa.jp/
city/bunko/kalenda.htm

Knazawa Bunko Map


Access: 神奈川県立金沢文庫
Nearby Japanese Style Restaurant: ふみくら茶屋
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MITSUI MEMORIAL MUSEUM 三井記念美術館
* Maruyama Ōkyō, 10/9-11/28, 2010
* Famous Works of the Muromachi Period from the Mitsui Collection, 12/3/2010-1/29/2011
* Hina Dolls of the Mitsui Family, 2/10-4/3, 2011
* Exhibition Schedule (in Japanese) http://www.mitsui-museum.jp/exhibition/index2.html


nezu_enonaka
NEZU INSTITUTE OF FINE ARTS 根津美術館
* Heavenly Blue: Southern Song Celadons, 10/9(Sat)〜11/14(Sun), 2010
* Living In Pictures 絵のなかに生きる, 11/23日〜12/23, 2010
* Exhibition Schedule (in Japanese) http://www.nezu-muse.or.jp/jp/exhibition/index.html



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OTA MEMORIAL MUSEUM OF ART 太田記念美術館
* "Masterpieces of Ukiyo-e Collection from the MKG Hamburg", 10/1(Fri)〜11/28(Sun), 2010
* "Chūshingura depicted in Ukiyo-e," 12/3日(Fri)〜12/19(Sun), 2010
* Masterpieces from the Ōta Memorial Museum of Art, January 4th 〜26th, 2011
* Designs Seen in Ukiyo-e: Printed Designs of Edo, February 1st〜20th, 2011
* Kobayashi Kiyochika, March 1st〜27th, 2011
* Exhibition Schedule (in English)
http://www.ukiyoe-ota-muse.jp/index-E.html
* Exhibition Schedule (in Japanese)
http://www.ukiyoe-ota-muse.jp/H20schedule.html



SEIKADO BUNKO ART MUSEUM 静嘉堂文庫美術館
* Famous Works of Chinese Ceramics, 9/25-12/5, 2010
* Dolls from the Iwasaki Collection, 2/5-3/21, 2011
* Exhibition Schedule (in Japanese) http://www.seikado.or.jp/sub0203.htm


SHIZUOKA PREFECTURAL MUSEUM OF ART 静岡県立美術館
* Exhibition Schedule 2010 (in Japanese)
http://www.spmoa.shizuoka.shizuoka.jp/japanese/exhibition/kikaku/2010/
Access: http://www.spmoa.shizuoka.shizuoka.jp/english/access/



Suntory_tsutaya
SUNTORY MUSEUM OF ART サントリー美術館
* Tsutaya Jūzaburo: The Publisher who Discovered Utamaro and Sharaku, Wednesday (holiday) 3 November to Sunday 19 December 2010
* 300 Years of Meissen Ceramics from the Meissen Art Museum, Saturday 8 January to Sunday 6 March 2011
* Art Revisited, Beauty Revealed I: Works from the Suntory Collection, Saturday 19 March to Sunday 22 May 2011
* Art Revisited, Beauty Revealed II: Symbols of Immortality: The Art of the Phoenix and the Lion, Wednesday 8 June to Sunday 24 July 2011
* The Yearning for Venetian Glass: Beauty that Traversed Oceans and Time, Wednesday 10 August to Monday (Holiday) 11 October 2011
* Light and Shadows in Namban Art: The Mystery of the Western Kings on Horseback, Wednesday 26 October to Sunday 4 December 2011
* Exhibition Schedule (in Japanese)
http://www.suntory.co.jp/sma/exhibition/index.html
* Exhibition Schedule (in English)
http://www.suntory.com/culture-sports/sma/exhibition/future.html


TOKYO METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART (Tobikan) 東京都美術館
* CLOSED FOR REMODELLING, 4/5/2010 〜 2012
* More Info (in Japanese) http://www.tobikan.jp/outline/renewal/index.html



TOKYO METROPOLITAN TEIEN ART MUSEUM 東京都庭園美術館
* Perfume World, 9/18-11/28, 2010
* Art Deco in the Former Prince Asaka Residence, 12/11/2010-1/16/2011
* Typography Poster, 1/29-3/27, 2011
* Exhibition schedule (in English): http://www.teien-art-museum.ne.jp/exhibition/e_index.html
Access: http://www.teien-art-museum.ne.jp/info/e_access.html



TNM Honkan
TOKYO NATIONAL MUSEUM 東京国立博物館
* The 1250th Memorial of Empress Komyo: Todaiji Temple and Monuments of Tenpyo Culture, Friday, October 8 - Sunday, December 12, 2010
* Exhibition schedule (in English): http://www.tnm.jp/en/exhibition/regular/en_one_year.html



Ukiyo-e Tokyo TokaidoUKIYO-e TOKYO Banner

UKIYO-e TOKYO 浮世絵美術館 (Formerly Riccar Museum)
* Exhibition schedule (in Japanese): http://www.ukiyoe-tokyo.or.jp/2010exhibition/schedule2010.html
Access: LaLaport Toyosu




YAMATANE MUSEUM 山種美術館
* Exhibition Schedule (in Japanese) http://www.yamatane-museum.or.jp/exh_schedule.html
* Exhibition Schedule (in English)
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June 29, 2010

Summer Exhibitions: AF's Picks 夏の展覧会 ピックアップ

草に憩う女
KAWAGOE CITY ART MUSEUM 川越市立美術館
http://www.city.kawagoe.saitama.jp/
* Takehisa Yumeji Exhibition
 7/3〜8/22
志田コレクション 竹久夢二展

Event (Lecture):
・講演会「夢二再考−竹久夢二とその時代−
 講 師:谷口朋子(竹久夢二研究家)
日時:8月1日(日) 午後2時〜
 会 場:川越市立美術館アートホール
 参加費:無料
 定 員:80名(先着順)
申 込:7月6日(火)午前9時から電話またはFaxで受付
    電話049(228)8080 Fax049(228)7870


Seikado nishikie
SEIKADO BUNKO ART MUSEUM 静嘉堂文庫美術館
http://www.seikado.or.jp/
* The Beauty of Brocade Prints: The World of Utagawa Kunisada and Hiroshige
6/12〜8/8, 2010
錦絵の美―国貞・広重の世界―


Ukiyoe museum edo summer
UKIYO-e TOKYO 浮世絵美術館 (Formerly Riccar Museum)
http://www.ukiyoe-tokyo.or.jp/2009exhibition/schedule2009.html
* Famous Places of Edo: Spring and Summer Prints
 7/3〜7/25, 2010
江戸の夏 隅田川で夕涼み


更衣美人図 喜多川歌麿IDEMITSU MUSEUM OF ARTS 出光美術館出光美術館
http://www.idemitsu.co.jp/
museum/honkan/index.html
 
* Venus in Japanese Art: Beautiful Women in Ukiyoe and Early Modern Paintings
7/31〜9/12, 2010
日本美術のヴィーナス ―浮世絵と近代美人画―


hatakeyama summer
HATAKEYAMA MEMORIAL MUSEUM OF FINE ART 畠山記念館
http://www.ebara.co.jp/csr/hatakeyama/
* Themes of Cooling Off in Summer: Paintings, Calligraphy, and Ceramics
7/31〜9/20, 2010
夏季展 「涼を愉(たの)しむ―書画・茶器・懐石道具―」


Momat Uemura Shoen-tenNATIONAL MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, TOKYO 東京国立近代美術館
http://www.momat.go.jp/
* Exhibition of Uemura Shoen's Paintings
9/7〜10/17, 2010
上村松園展


header_sumida
EDO-TOKYO MUSEUM
http://www.edo-tokyo-museum.or.jp/kikaku/index.html
The Sumidagawa River: Scenes Beloved of Edoites
9/22〜11/14, 2010
特別展「隅田川〜江戸が愛した風景〜




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March 16, 2010

Tokyo Area Exhibitions, Spring-Summer 2010 東京の美術展覧会 春・夏

Chiba Shibi 橋口五葉 化粧の女 p
CHIBA CITY MUSEUM OF ART 千葉市美術館
* A Hundred Flowers of Early Modern Japanese Art, 4/6〜5/9, 2010
近代日本美術の百花
* Itō Jakuchū: Another World, 5/22〜6/27, 2010
* Masks, 7/6〜8/15, 2010
* Tanaka Isson (1908-77): Retrospective, 8/21〜9/26, 2010
* Dan Flavin (1933-1996), 10/5〜12/5, 2010
* Edo Period Paintings from the New Orleans Gitter Collection, 12/14/2010 〜1/23/2011
* Exhibition Schedule (in Japanese) http://www.ccma-net.jp/exhibition_02.html



Edo Haku Mongol Ten
EDO-TOKYO MUSEUM 江戸東京博物館
* Genghis Khan and the Treasures of the Mongols, 2/2〜4/11, 2010
New Blinky Pink* NHK Taiga Drama Exhibition: Ryoma-Den, 4/27〜6/6, 2010
* Exhibition schedule (in Japanese) http://www.edo-tokyo-museum.or.jp/kikaku/index.html



Eisei Bunko 永青文庫
* Exhibition Schedule (in Japanese): http://www.eiseibunko.com/exhibition.html



Geidai Asakura Fumio ten
GEIDAI DAIGAKU BIJUTSUKAN 東京芸術大学大学美術館
* Reproductions of the Kizil Cave Murals of a Thousand Buddhas on the Silk Road, March 16 (Tue) - March 28 (Sun), 2010
* Geidai Collection: Asakura Fumio and Focusing on Animals, April 6 (Tue) - June 6 (Sun), 2010
* Marc Chagall, Jul 3 (Sat) - Oct 11 (Mon), 2010
* Ragusa and Rokuzan: Sculpture of Meiji Era, October 23 (Sat) - December 5 (Sun), 2010

* Exhibition schedule (in Japanese) http://www.geidai.ac.jp/museum/exhibit/current_exhibitions_ja.htm?blog_id=517729


Gotoh Famous Swords
THE GOTOH MUSEUM 五島美術館
* Famous Swords, 2/20-3/28, 2010
* The Beauty of Painting, 4/3-5/9, 2010
* The Beauty of Calligraphy, 5/15-6/20, 2010
* The Beauty of Ceramics, 6/26-8/8, 2010
* The Beauty of Tea Implements, 8/28-10/24, 2010
New Blinky Pink* The Tale of Genji Narrative Handscrolls, 11/3-11/28, 2010
* Exhibition schedule (in Japanese) http://www.gotoh-museum.or.jp/exhibition/schedule.html



HATAKEYAMA MEMORIAL MUSEUM OF FINE ART 畠山記念館
* Beauty of Japan - Pottery in Kaiseki - Mukozuke and Hachi, 1/23-3/22, 2010
* The Beauty of the Tea Ceremony, 4/10-6/20, 2010
* Themes of Cooling Off in Summer: Paintings, Calligraphy, and Ceramics, 7/31-/9/20, 2010
* Tea Bowls Favored by Oribe, 10/9-12/19, 2010
* Sakai Hōitsu and the Beauty of Rinpa, 1/22-3/21, 2011
* 2009 Exhibition Schedule in English



Idemitsu Elegance of Vessels
IDEMITSU MUSEUM OF ARTS 出光美術館
* Major Works of Japanese Ceramics, 1/9-3/22, 2010
* The Beauty of Japan III: The Pleasures of Tea, 4/3-6/6/, 2010
* The Beauty of Japan IV: The World of Screen Paintings, 6/12-/7/25, 2010
* Venus in Japanese Art: Beautiful Women in Ukiyoe and Early Modern Paintings, 7/31-9/12, 2010
* Zengai: Zen and Humor, 9/18-11/3, 2010
* Becoming Intimate with Ceramics VIII: The Way of the Tea Bowl, 11/13-12/23, 2010
* The Arts of the Rinpa School, 1/8-3/21, 2011
* Tokyo 2010 Schedule (in Japanese)



Itabashi 浮世絵の死角
ITABASHI ART MUSEUM 板橋区美術館
* Ukiyoe from Bologna 浮世絵の死角, 2/27-3/28, 2010
* Exhibition schedule (in Japanese) http://www.itabashiartmuseum.jp/art/schedule/index.html
ACCESS: 15 min walk from Nishitakashimadaira Stn on the Mita subway line, 22 min walk from the Shimoakazuka Stn on the Tobu Tojo line, 25 min walk from the Eidan Akatuska Stn on the Yurakucho line, see Map



Mingeikan Baskets and Straw works
JAPAN FOLK CRAFTS MUSEUM 民芸館
* Baskets and Straw Works, 1/6-3/22, 2010
* Exhibition Schedule (in English): http://www.mingeikan.or.jp/english/html/exhibitions-events-mingeikan.html?blog_id=517729
ACCESS: Komaba Todaimae stn on the Inokashira line from Shibuya
MAP



Kanagawa rekihaku 日本の近代建築
KANAGAWA PREFECTURAL MUSEUM OF CULTURAL HISTORY 神奈川県立歴史博物館
* Paintings and Documents of Modern Japanese Architecture I: Kanagawa Prefecture, 2/20-3/28, 2010
* Paintings and Documents of Modern Japanese Architecture II: Bank Architecture, 4/3-4/9, 2010
* Exhibition Schedule (in Japanese) http://ch.kanagawa-museum.jp/tenji/nenkan/nenkan.html



Kanazawa Bunko 金沢文庫の絵画
KANAZAWA BUNKO MUSEUM 神奈川県立金沢文庫
* Paintings from the Kanazawa Bunko Collection, 2/18-4/18, 2010
* The Tea Ceremony of Kamakura, Land of the Samurai, 4/22-6/27, 2010
* Exhibition Schedule (in Japanese) http://www.planet.pref.kanagawa.jp/city/bunko/kalenda.htm
Knazawa Bunko Map

Access: 神奈川県立金沢文庫
Nearby Japanese Style Restaurant: ふみくら茶屋
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Mitsui Set of Hina Dolls by Oki Heizo ,1990
MITSUI MEMORIAL MUSEUM 三井記念美術館
* Hina Dolls of the Mitsui Family, February 16, 2010 - April 4, 2010
* Favorite Artworks of Tokugawa Ieyasu, 4/14-/6/20, 2010
* Nara temples and Buddhist Sculpture, 7/7-9/20, 2010
* Maruyama Ōkyō, 10/9-11/28, 2010
* Famous Works of the Muromachi Period from the Mitsui Collection, 12/3/2010-1/29/2011
* Hina Dolls of the Mitsui Family, 2/10-4/3, 2011
* Exhibition Schedule (in Japanese) http://www.mitsui-museum.jp/exhibition_03.html


Nezu brushwork 2010
NEZU INSTITUTE OF FINE ARTS 根津美術館
New Blinky Pink* REOPENED OCT 7th, 2009
* Inner Landscapes and the Spirit of Zen Calligraphy, 3/13-4/18, 2010


Ota Sakamoto Ryoma played by Ichikawa Tsurugoro
OTA MEMORIAL MUSEUM OF ART 太田記念美術館
* "Edo seen by Ryoma -Scenery in the Late Edo Period", March 2nd〜26th, 2010
* "The World of One Hundred Famous Views of Edo by Utagawa Hiroshige," 4/1-5/26, 2010
* Exhibition Schedule (in English)
http://www.ukiyoe-ota-muse.jp/index-E.html
* Exhibition Schedule (in Japanese)
http://www.ukiyoe-ota-muse.jp/H20schedule.html



SEIKADO BUNKO ART MUSEUM 静嘉堂文庫美術館
* Famous Tea Implements, 2/6-3/22, 2010
* Samurai Culture: Swords and Decorative Arts from the Collection, 4/10-5/30, 2010
* The Beauty of Brocade Prints: The World of Utagawa Kunisada and Hiroshige, 6/12-8/8, 2010
* Famous Works of Chinese Ceramics, 9/25-12/5, 2010
* Dools from the Iwasaki Collection, 2/5-3/21, 2011
* Exhibition Schedule (in Japanese) http://www.seikado.or.jp/sub0203.htm



SHIZUOKA PREFECTURAL MUSEUM OF ART 静岡県立美術館
* Ito Jakuchu: Another World, 4/10-5/16, 2009
伊藤若冲 −アナザーワールド−
* Exhibition Schedule 2010 (in Japanese)
http://www.spmoa.shizuoka.shizuoka.jp/japanese/exhibition/kikaku/2010/
Access: http://www.spmoa.shizuoka.shizuoka.jp/english/access/



Suntory Japanese Glass
SUNTORY MUSEUM OF ART サントリー美術館
* Japanese Glass: Stylish Vessels, Playful Shapes, Saturday 27 March to Sunday 23 May 2010
* Elegance and Esprit Noh and Kyōgen Masterpieces from the National Noh Theatre Collection, Saturday 12 June to Sunday 25 July 2010
* Nabeshima Ware: Designs that Inspire Pride, Wednesday 11 August to Monday (holiday) 11 October 2010
* Tsutaya Jūzaburo: The Publisher who Discovered Utamaro and Sharaku, Wednesday (holiday) 3 November to Sunday 19 December 2010
* Exhibition Schedule (in Japanese)
http://www.suntory.co.jp/sma/exhibition/index.html
* Exhibition Schedule (in English)
http://www.suntory.com/culture-sports/sma/exhibition/future.html


TOKYO METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART (Tobikan) 東京都美術館
* Galleria Borghese, 1/16-4/4, 2010
ボルゲーゼ美術館展
* Exhibition Schedule (in Japanese) http://www.tobikan.jp/museum/main.html



TOKYO METROPOLITAN TEIEN ART MUSEUM 東京都庭園美術館
* Art Deco in the Former Prince Asaka Residence, 3/25-4/11, 2010
* Aleksandr Rodchenko & Varvara Stepanove: Visions of Construction, 4/24-6/20, 2010
* Tosio Arimoto: Celestial Music, 7/3-9/5, 2010
* Perfume World, 9/18-11/28, 2010
* Art Deco in the Former Prince Asaka Residence, 12/11/2010-1/16/2011
* Typography Poster, 1/29-3/27, 2011
* Exhibition schedule (in English): http://www.teien-art-museum.ne.jp/exhibition/e_index.html
Access: http://www.teien-art-museum.ne.jp/info/e_access.html



TNM Honkan
TOKYO NATIONAL MUSEUM 東京国立博物館
* Hasegawa Tohaku: 400th Memorial Perspective, 2/23-3/22, 2010
* The Hosokawa Family Eisei Bunko Collection, Tuesday, April 20 - Sunday, June 6, 2010
* The Birth of Chinese Civilization , Tuesday, July 6 - Sunday, September 5, 2010
* The 1250th Memorial of Empress Komyo: Todaiji Temple and Monuments of Tenpyo Culture, Friday, October 8 - Sunday, December 12, 2010
* Exhibition schedule (in English): http://www.tnm.jp/en/exhibition/regular/en_one_year.html



Ukiyo-e Tokyo TokaidoUKIYO-e TOKYO Banner

UKIYO-e TOKYO 浮世絵美術館 (Formerly Riccar Museum)
* Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido, 3/6-3/28, 2010 物語でたどる もう一つの東海道
* Famous Places of Edo: Spring and Summer Prints, 4/3-4/15, 2010
* Exhibition schedule (in Japanese): http://www.ukiyoe-tokyo.or.jp/2009exhibition/schedule2009.html
Access: LaLaport Toyosu




YAMATANE MUSEUM 山種美術館
* Taikan in the East vs Seiho in the West, 2/6-3/28, 2010
* The 120th Anniversary of Okumura Togyū, 4/3-5/23, 2010
* Gateway to Ukiyoe: The Entire Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaidô Road by Utagawa Hiroshige, 5/29-7/11, 2010
* Considering Edo Painting: Court Ladies Enjoying Wayside Chrysanthemums”by Iwasa Matabei, 7/17-9/5, 2010
* Exhibition Schedule (in Japanese) http://www.yamatane-museum.or.jp/exh_schedule.html
* Exhibition Schedule (in English)
http://www.yamatane-museum.or.jp/english/index.html#menu4
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March 10, 2010

Tokyo Area Exhibitions, March 2009: AF's Picks   東京周辺の展覧会(私の好み)

Ota Sakamoto Ryoma played by Ichikawa Tsurugoro
New Blinky PinkOTA MEMORIAL MUSEUM OF ART 太田記念美術館
* "Edo seen by Ryoma -Scenery in the Late Edo Period", March 2nd〜26th, 2010
* 『龍馬の見た江戸 -幕末の風景-』2010年3月2日(火)〜3月26日(金)(3月8、15、23日は休館) 
* Exhibition Schedule (in English)
http://www.ukiyoe-ota-muse.jp/index-E.html
* Exhibition Schedule (in Japanese)
http://www.ukiyoe-ota-muse.jp/H20schedule.html




YAYOI-YUMEJI MUSEUM 弥生美術館・竹久夢二美術館
Access (in English): http://www.yayoi-yumeji-museum.jp/visit/guide.html

竹久夢二画 大正15年YUMEJI MUSEUM

* The World of Takehisa Yumeji and Taisho Romance, 1/3-3/28, 2010
竹久夢二と大正ロマンの世界
Event: Gallery Talk by Curator, 2/14 from 3:00

広津柳浪・著『姫様阿辰』前編口絵YAYOI MUSEUM

* Hirezaki Eiho: Meiji-Taisho Illustrations, 1/3-3/28, 2010
鰭崎英朋(ひれざきえいほう)展−明治・大正の挿絵界を生きる



Mitsui Set of Hina Dolls by Oki Heizo ,1990MITSUI MEMORIAL MUSEUM 三井記念美術館
* Exhibition Schedule (in Japanese):
http://www.mitsui-museum.jp/exhibition_03.html

* Hina Dolls of the Mitsui Family, February 16, 2010 - April 4, 2010
Hina Dolls of the Mitsui Family marks its fifth exhibition this year. In this exhibition, dolls and furniture once belonging to Motoko(1869-1946), the wife of Mitsui Takamine(10th generation head of the Kita Mitsui family); and Toshiko(1901-1976), the wife of Mitsui Takakimi(11th generation head), are on display together with gorgeous hina dolls on a tiered stand formerly possessed by Ms. Asano Hisako, the only daughter of Takakimi.

The exhibition this year also features newly donated hina dolls once belonging to Okiko(1900-1980), the wife of Mitsui Takahisa(9th generation head of the Isarago Mitsui family). The display of new donations features four exhibits of dolls made by ?ki Heiz? (1860-1939), master craftsman of the doll shop Maruhei in Kyoto together with silver miniature furniture.

In exhibition room 7, new donations of ceramics once belonging to the Muromachi Mitsui family are on display for the first time.

From our collection, a Spring assortment of tea utensils are on display in exhibition room 1-3, and Swedish stamps collected by Mitsui Takaharu(10th generation head of the Minami Mitsui family) are also on display in exhibition room 6.

We hope you enjoy the glorious spring festival of Hinamatsuri at this historic location in the Nihonbashi Muromachi area where there used to be a hina doll market at this time of year during the Edo period.”




Nezu brushwork 2010 NEZU INSTITUTE OF FINE ARTS 根津美術館
The Nezu Museum is newly reopened after a long period of being closed for renovation

* Inner Landscapes and the Spirit of Zen Calligraphy, 3/13-4/18, 2010




TNM Tohaku
TOKYO NATIONAL MUSEUM 東京国立博物館
* Exhibition schedule (in English): http://www.tnm.jp/en/exhibition/regular/
en_one_year.html


* Hasegawa Tohaku: 400th Memorial Perspective, 2/23-3/22, 2010

“The year 2010 marks the 400th memorial of Hasegawa Tohaku (1539-1610), the master painter of the Momoyama period. As the artist of Japanese treasures such as the ink painting Pine Trees (National Treasure, Tokyo National Museum) and the colorful Maple Tree (National Treasure, Chishaku-in Temple), Tohaku rivaled his contemporary Kano Eitoku who reigned over the painting circle of their time. Born in Nanao on the Noto Peninsula, Tohaku started his career under the sobriquet Nobuharu. In his thirties, he moved to the then capital Kyoto and worked on a wide range of themes from Buddhist paintings to portraits to birds and flowers-at times, executing a subtle touch, while at other times, wielding a bold brush. Later, he came to be favored by the warlord Toyotomi Hideyoshi. The works Tohaku painted until his death at age 72 preserve their color and force and continue to enchant his viewers even today. The stories of his turbulent life and the episodes which describe his truly human character are also what fascinate us about this unique artist.

This major retrospective of Hasegawa Tohaku will cover a wide range of his paintings beginning with his early works, when he went by the sobriquet Harunobu in his hometown of Nanao, to the numerous masterpieces, which he painted in Kyoto under the name Tohaku and which adorned Daitoku-ji and other famous Kyoto temples. Tohaku's masterpieces, which transmit the beat of the Momoyama period, and the human drama that led to their creation will be presented in commemoration of this artist who lived 400 years ago.”




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February 05, 2010

20,000 Year Old Human Bones Found in Okinawa

約1万8千年前の性別不明の成人の中足骨Photo Caption: 国内最古の人骨 沖縄 石垣島で出土 共同通信 [2/4 13:38]


Oldest Human Bones Found in Japan, excavated from Ishigaki Island in Okinawa. Kyodo News.[2/4 13:38]



沖縄県 石垣島の白保竿根田原洞穴から出土した 約1万8千年前の性別不明の成人の中足骨
2万年前の男性頭骨片が出土 沖縄 石垣島の洞穴 直接分析で国内最古の人骨 県などが発掘調査

"Excavated from the (白保竿根田原) cave on the Ishigaki Island of Okinawa, include an approx. 18,000 BP adult foot bone of unclear gender and approx. 20,000 BP adult male calf bone. The various bone fragments excavated from the cave on Ishigaki Island in Okinawa, are the oldest human bones yet found in Japan, as announced by the prefectural government bureau."


See also:

Some of Japan's oldest human bones found on Ishigaki Island

直接分析で国内最古の人骨 沖縄・石垣島の洞穴で出土



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February 02, 2010

Ryoma's Era Photographs: Exhibition at FujiFilm Square

坂本龍馬の生きた時代

Tracing the Life and Times of Ryoma Sakamoto Through Photos
Date:Saturday, January 16 - Thursday, February 25, 2010 10:00 - 19:00

写真で辿る『坂本龍馬の生きた時代』
開催期間:2010年1月16日(土)〜2010年2月25日(木)

Ryoma Sakamoto was a leading innovator during the turbulent period that spanned the late Edo Period and Meiji Restoration of 1868. After fleeing his home in Tosa domain (present-day Kochi Prefecture), Sakamoto founded the Kameyamashachu, a trading company and political organization, and worked tirelessly to bring together the powerful Satsuma and Choshu clans to restore Imperial rule and bring about a new era of Japanese history.

Although Sakamoto was assassinated in his prime at the age of 33, countless novels have been written about his exploits and several movies have been made of his life. His fame lives on to the present day, and he is often cited as the most admirable figure in Japanese history by the people of Japan.

The exhibition depicts the life and times of Ryoma Sakamoto through a series of photographs of people, places and customs of the Edo period along with a collection Sakamoto's personal letters and possessions, which have been kindly provided by the Sakamoto Ryoma Memorial Museum.

This tumultuous period of Japanese history coincided with the introduction of photographic technology into Japan, and for the first time ever it became possible to capture images of the world as it really was rather than relying on artists' depictions. It may be even be said that the era saw the dawn of the culture of photography in Japan as well as heralding the beginning of Japan's period of modern history. We are pleased to welcome one and all to come and experience the power of photography to revive memories of a bygone age.



坂本龍馬 幕末歴史検定Lecture:

歴ドル美甘子と学ぶ!「坂本龍馬 幕末歴史検定」事前対策講座
開催日:2010年2月6日(土)14:00〜15:30 .

Lecture on Ryoma's Times by History-Buff cum Idol, Mikako

Mikako is one of the famous girl history-idols, called Rekijo or Rekidoru in Japanese. She majored in Japanese language and literature at Senshū University, and has now published several books (which I have not read).

This recent fad has probably been spurred on by handsome guys playing the roles recently in NHK Taiga dramas and other TV shows. Bookstores are also now catering to this new customer base of young girls interested in history. I have even seen a documentary TV show in Japan on this new phenomenon. Personally though, I still find the history magazines written for men to be better sources, with more information distilled in easily digestible form. My impression is that though the publishers wish to cater to these young girls, they still assume they are dumb bunnies and do not provide meaningful materials.


Books published by Mikako:
2009年6月 「歴女 私の愛する戦国武将(ビジネス社)」
2009年9月 「戦国武将とお姫様の残酷物語(光文社)」
2009年11月「龍馬はなぜあんなにモテたのか(ベストブック)」


FujiFilm Square Access MapAccess:
5 minutes walk from Roppongi Station on the Hibiya Line (Exit 4a)
Directly linked to Roppongi Station on the Oedo Line by exit 8
5 minutes walk from Nogizaka Station on the Chiyoda Line (Exit 3)


Related Links:

New wave of 'history girls' wooed by warlords' masculinity (Mainichi Japan) June 14, 2009

Rekijo and Rekidol (Kiyomi Kambe on June 20th, 2009)




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December 26, 2009

What do you do when you get lost in NYC?

Japan Society Serizawa Go to exhibitions on Asian art, of course.

Serizawa: Master of Japanese Textile Design
Friday, October 9 — Sunday, January 17

"Living National Treasure Serizawa Keisuke (1895–1984) used stencil-dyeing techniques to create irresistible works of art that range from screens and kimonos to book covers and magazine designs. The combination of Serizawa’s originality and vitality with the natural beauty of his materials—cotton, silk, hemp, and other fibers decorated with the brilliant yet warm hues of natural dyes—will make this show an unmissable visual feast."


RMA Cosmos 20091227

Visions of the Cosmos
December 11, 2009 - May 10, 2010

"Visions of the Cosmos juxtaposes Eastern and Western conceptions of the universe through approximately 70 works, including sculptures, paintings, illuminated manuscripts, rare books and prints from American and European collections, and photographs of the galaxies taken largely by the Hubble Space Telescope. Visions of the Cosmos marks the first opportunity for visitors to compare European works with the museum's Himalayan art collection."



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November 05, 2009

Exhibition of the Treasures of Komyoji and Pure Land Art 大本山光明寺と浄土教美術

光明寺と浄土教美術(表)001 * Click images to enlarge flyer.

Exhibition of the Treasures of Kōmyōji and Pure Land Art
大本山光明寺と浄土教美術−法然上人八百年大御忌記念−

Venue: Kamakura Museum 鎌倉国宝館
Dates: 10/23-11/29, 2009
Access: 12 min. walk from JR Kamakura Stn. or Enoden Kamakura Stn.
Map: (in Japanese)




光明寺と浄土教美術(裏)002


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