Past Exhibitions

Sep. 18 (Sat.),2021 Nov. 23 (Tue.),2021

In various works of Japanese art such as Nishiki-e paintings, illustration books and hanging scrolls, there are depictions of the vibrant lives of the people of those days. This exhibition highlights artworks with scenes of people energetically working to make a living, enjoying time with friends, and devoting themselves to hobbies. The varied activities shown in the artworks enable us to know of the fullness of the peoples’ lives. 

Jul. 21 (Wed.),2021 Sep. 5 (Sun.),2021

Bamboo can be found all across Japan and is often thought to represent the ideal way for a human to conduct their life because of their nodes and upright stance. Bamboo is also regarded as a symbol of nobility and prosperity. Their hard, yet supple stems have been used as materials in daily use items and handicrafts, from hoops to bound wooden tubs and casks.

Through various works of art related to bamboo, this exhibition introduces the culture of bamboo that has become familiar in the daily life of Japanese people.

Mar. 20 (Sat.),2021 Jun. 6 (Sun.),2021

Sasabe Shintaro (1887-1987) devoted his life to protect and nurture Japan’s ancient wild cherry blossom trees. Sasabe wished to make the culture surrounding cherry blossom trees flourish even more than during the Edo period (1603-1867), when the cherry blossom viewing and gardening began to be popular, and when gardens with varieties of cherry blossoms appeared. The Mikuma School, known for exclusively painting cherry blossom trees, also began during this period.

This exhibition focuses on the Edo period cherry blossom trees featured in hanging scrolls, Nishiki-e paintings, books and more.

酒くん

I’m deeply interested in the works of art depicting the four seasons and the items that make me feel the history.

桜子ちゃん

Look! Various exhibitions are held as well as those related to sake and sakura!!