Japanese art for the Spring

Art February 09, 2018 01:00

By THE NATION

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The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo is showcasing several spring-inspired masterpieces at its annual spring exhibition to introduce 20th-century Japanese art to the public.



A highlight will be Kawai Gyokudo’s “Parting Spring” depicting cherry blossoms, which is designated as an Important Cultural Property and can be displayed only once a year, and Funada Gyokuju’s “Flowers (Image of Evening)”, a newly acquired work that is being exhibited for the first time.

The Crafts Gallery has a rare collection of ceramics, lacquerware, textile and metal works narrating the 100-year-plus history of modern Japanese art. 

 

The exhibition is timed to coincide with the period when cherry blossoms are in full bloom at the Chidorigafuchi Park, one of Japan’s best cherry blossom-viewing spots. 

The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo will add in a special “Momat’ series in which about 200 works from its collection of more than 13,000 works are displayed with English explanations during each of the exhibition periods.

Audio guides in English, Chinese and Korean are also available. The “Room With A View” observation lounge offers a panoramic view of the nature-rich Imperial Palace and skyscrapers.

Find out more at www.Momat.go.jp/english.