Ueno Park as Described under the Law (detail), By Mori Ogai, Dated 1920
Japanese Gallery (Honkan) Room 15
May 15, 2018 (Tue) - July 8, 2018 (Sun)
Mori Rintaro (Ogai) was one of the leading writers of modern Japan, and also worked as a doctor of medicine and held an important positon in the army. His last official position was, however, the General Director of the Tokyo Imperial Household Museum, the forerunner of the Tokyo National Museum (TNM). Recent research conducted by TNM has revealed that the Museum archives and collections include a considerable number of Ogai’s autograph manuscripts. This exhibition shows a large number of such materials and reveals Ogai’s approach to his work.