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Current Exhibitions

Famous Views of the Sixty-odd Provinces―Visiting Famous Locations in Japan with Hiroshige

Famous Views of the Sixty-odd Provinces: Izumi Province by Utagawa Hiroshige (1856)

Regular Exhibition

Famous Views of the Sixty-odd Provinces―Visiting Famous Locations in Japan with Hiroshige

June 30 (Sun.), 2024 – August 25 (Sun.)

This exhibition features all 70 pieces (including the catalog) in the series of Famous Views of the Sixty-odd Provinces created by Utagawa Hiroshige in the later years of his life. They are prime examples from the large body of work he produced at this time depicting well-known landscapes all over Japan. A description of the individual work will accompany each piece, as well as additional information, such as local specialties at the location. This will provide visitors with the opportunity to not only enjoy his work, but also feel as if they are actually there.

Main Display Items
Famous Views of the Sixty-odd Provinces: Takashi Beach in Izumi Province by Utagawa Hiroshige (1853)
Famous Views of the Sixty-odd Provinces: Idemi Beach, Sumiyoshi in Settsu Province by Utagawa Hiroshige (1853)
Famous Views of the Sixty-odd Provinces: Ama no Hashidate in Tango Province by Utagawa Hiroshige (1853)
Famous Views of the Sixty-odd Provinces: Kannondo, Abuto in Bingo Province by Utagawa Hiroshige (1853)
Famous Views of the Sixty-odd Provinces: Bonito Fishing at Sea in Tosa Province by Utagawa Hiroshige (1855)
Famous Views of the Sixty-odd Provinces: The Two-Sword Rocks at Bo Bay in Satsuma Province by Utagawa Hiroshige (1856)

Scheduled Exhibitions

Different Ways of Having Fun―The Art of Toys and Games in Handicrafts and Paintings

Awasegai shells

Special Display

Different Ways of Having Fun―The Art of Toys and Games in Handicrafts and Paintings

September 15 (Sun.), 2024 – November 17 (Sun.)

The aim of this special display is to offer a learning opportunity on how both children and adults have played with toys and games traditionally in Japan. The exhibits include handcrafted toys that were actually used, in addition to paintings that depict people having fun with toys. The items on display will number around 90 pieces selected not only from the museum’s own collection but also on loan from other museums and personal collections in the country. The majority of the exhibits are from the Edo Period, including dolls and games, like go, shogi, karuta, and hagoita, in addition to paintings on different surfaces, including folding screens. We hope this will also be a good chance for visitors to appreciate the beauty of the art characteristically seen in handicrafts such as toys, as well as in the people’s faces and actions having fun as portrayed in paintings.

Main Display Items
Mulberry go board with an autumn-leaves maki-e design, Meiji period, Kuboso Memorial Museum of Arts, Izumi

The Elegance of Chinese Paintings―Extraordinary Teiseido Collection

Teiseido in gyosho-style writing by Wang Zhuangwei (1981)

Regular Exhibition

The Elegance of Chinese Paintings―Extraordinary Teiseido Collection

December 8 (Sun.), 2024 – February 2 (Sun.), 2025

Drawing on the large Chinese art collection of our museum, this exhibition features paintings from the Qing Dynasty Period to the modern day, all selected from the Teiseido Collection donated to Izumi City by Munetake Hayashi (1923–2006) in 2000. Hayashi was actually born into the Lin Ben Yuan family, one of the three most powerful families in Taiwan. However, he used the name Teiseido, one of the buildings on his family’s estate, for official purposes, such as business dealings and art collection. A number of items from the Teiseido Collection have been donated to the Tokyo National Museum and the National Palace Museum in Taiwan, in addition to our museum. This exhibition will showcase the diverse world of Chinese paintings through unique and distinctive art pieces created by artists who followed the traditional methods of Chinese art and those who were also inspired by western and Japanese styles.

Main Display Items
Easy Life on Autumn Mountain by Fang Shishu, Qing Dynasty (1750)
Spring Sun on Rocky Valley by Dai Xi, Qing Dynasty (1848)
Thatched Cottage on Autumn Mountain by Puru, Republic of China (Early 20th century)
Bamboo by Wu Changshuo, Republic of China (1915)
Lin Family’s Flower Garden by Huang Caisong, Republic of China (1980)

Tea Ceremony Utensils―Remarkable Works from the Kuboso Collection

Teabowl, Karatsuware, known as “Sambo” (Three treasures) (Important cultural property)

Regular Exhibition

Tea Ceremony Utensils―Remarkable Works from the Kuboso Collection

February 15 (Sat.), 2025 – March 23 (Sun.)

To commemorate completion of the first phase of the seismic reinforcement work for the tea ceremony room of the museum in 2024, this exhibition will showcase the art of tea ceremony utensils from the museum’s collection. The displays include tea bowls and tea containers from the Momoyama and Edo Periods (16th–19th centuries), as well as other utensils, such as kettles, water containers, dish bowls, tea scoops, and tea caddies. Other exhibits include a National Treasure (Celadon vase with phoenix handles, known as “Bansei”) and an Important Cultural Property (Teabowl, Karatsuware, known as “Sambo” (Three treasures)) from the museum’s collection.

Main Display Items
Celadon vase with phoenix handles, known as “Bansei” (National Treasure), Southern Song Dynasty
Teabowl, Karatsuware, known as “Sambo” (Three treasures) (Important cultural property), Momoyama period
Black tea bowl “First Frost” by Chojiro, Momoyama period
Tea caddy of katatsuki (angular shoulder) form, Bizen ware known as “Ima-Hotei,” Momoyama period
Lacquer natsume decorated with maki-e design of autumn fields, Edo period
Tea Kettle by Tsuji Yojiro, Momoyama period

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