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Updated: November 1, 2019

Special Exhibition Commemorating a Decade since the Yamatane Museum of Art Opened in Hiroo: Reading Nihonga Through Color ― Kaii’s Blue and Gensō’s Red 山種美術館 広尾開館10周年記念特別展 東山魁夷の青・奥田元宋の赤 ―色で読み解く日本画―

Yamatane Museum of Art, 3-12-36 Hiroo, Shibuya City, Tokyo
2019-11-02 - 2019-12-22

Introducing famous Nihonga paintings, using “color” as a keyword

This exhibition looks at modern and contemporary Nihonga paintings that stand out for their use of color, and explore the intimate relationship between artists and the colors they use. With the dawn of the Meiji era, Japan began to take on influences from the West in a range of areas, and coloration in painting was no exception. Nihonga had mainly used natural materials, and the development of mineral pigments brought a wider variety of stimuli and modes of expression to Japanese artists. From the tranquil blues of Kaii Higashiyama’s “End of the Year” depicting a snowy Kyoto, to the vivid reds in the leaves of Genso Okuda’s “Oirase Ravine: Autumn”, the exhibition looks at the kinds of color the artists used to bring their work to life, and delves into what we can learn about the artists from their colors.

How to Get There

  • Ebisu Station | West Exit | 10 min on foot
    JR Yamanote Line | JR Saikyo Line | JR Shonan-Shinjuku Line
  • Ebisu Station | Exit 2 | 10 min on foot
    Hibiya Line

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Opening Hours

  • 10:00-17:00
    *Last admission 30 minutes before closing
  • Closed Mondays
    *Open November 4 (Monday)
    *Closed November 5 (Tuesday)
    *Closed December 23, 2019 (Monday) through January 2, 2020 (Thursday)

Price

Adults

¥1,200

*Discounts available for students and people with disabilities

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Facility Info

  • Restrooms | Dining facilities |
  • English |
  • English |
  • Elevator | Automated external defibrillator (AED) | Medical services/first-aid | Facility that conforms with the New Barrier-Free Act | Disabled parking | Automatic doors | Western-style toilet with handrail | Accessible restrooms | Baby changing facilities | Baby chair/high chair | stroller loan |
    *Wheelchairs are lent to visitors free of charge
    *Strollers are lent to visitors free of charge
    *Parking spaces for visitors with disabilities are available; please contact the museum

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