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Modern Art

"Modern Art"

Japanese Gallery (Honkan) Room 18  September 13, 2016 (Tue) - October 23, 2016 (Sun)

Mahakasyapa Smiling at the Lotus Flower (detail), By Hishida Shunso, Dated 1897

This gallery features paintings and sculptures from the Meiji to Taisho period. Since it first opened in 1872 as the exposition venue of the Ministry of Education, Tokyo National Museum has collected important artworks that signify the development of modern Japanese art. The exhibit consists of selected works from the collection.

Current exhibit includes:
Mahakasyapa Smiling at the Lotus Flower, By Hishida Shunso, Dated 1897
Moon at Izura,
By Yokoyama Taikan, Dated 1935 (Gift of the artist)
Garment as a Memento,
By Kawamura Kiyo'o, Dated 1899-1911
By Hirakushi Denchu, Dated 1917
Flower Vase, Bamboo design in overglaze enamel,
By Ito Tozan I, Meiji-Taisho era, 20th century (Gift of Mr. Ito Tozan III)