Entries Tagged as 'Art'

木曜日, 4月 4th, 2013

The National Museum of Western Art Raffaello Exhibition

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The National Museum of Western Art Raffaello Exhibition

The Rafael exhibition, Grace of the Renaissance, will be held at the National Museum of Western Art in Ueno from March 2, 2013. It exhibits the many works of Rafael, an artist of the Renaissance, created throughout his life.
It is the first large scale exhibition dedicated to Rafael that has been held outside of Europe; [...]

木曜日, 12月 13th, 2012

Treasures from Sacred Izumo

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Treasures from Sacred Izumo

Izumo, located in Shimane prefecture, is said to be a land of myths, known for Izumo Oyashiro, a shrine for the deity protecting the country. 2012 marks the 1300th year of the compilation of Kojiki, which records the mythical legends related to Izumo and the construction of Izumo Oyashiro.
On the occasion of these events an [...]

木曜日, 11月 22nd, 2012

Special Exhibition – China: Grandeur of Dynasties

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Special Exhibition – China: Grandeur of Dynasties

2012 marked the 40th anniversary of the normalization of Japan-China diplomatic relations. To celebrate, Tokyo National Museum is holding a special exhibition “China: Grandeur of Dynasties” from October 10th, showcasing objects representative of the focal points in the Chinese dynasties of the ages.
Xia Dynasty, the first Chinese dynasty, is said to have emerged in 2070BC, [...]

金曜日, 10月 12th, 2012

Earth, Sea and Sky: Nature in Western Art; Masterpieces from The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Earth, Sea and Sky: Nature in Western Art; Masterpieces from The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, located in New York, is famous for its “Hall of Beauty,” one of the world’s largest exhibits. Starting on Oct 6th, 2012, the MET is putting on an exhibit at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, with nature as its theme.
Van Gogh’s “Cypresses” is a long-awaited Japan debut.

Vincent van Gogh(Dutch,1853-1890)
Cypresses
Rogers [...]

木曜日, 1月 26th, 2012

21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa

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21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa

21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, is Japan’s leading museum of contemporary art which opened in 2004 and 1.5million people visited in one year.

It is no exaggeration to say that the whole museum is a large art. The art works that were made with the museum is also a space where people can [...]

月曜日, 5月 16th, 2011

The special exhibition “Sharaku” that started on may 1st

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The special exhibition “Sharaku” that started on may 1st

The special exhibition “Sharaku” that started on may 1st.
The works that the Sharaku left was estimated to be 150 works and within the exhibition 140 works and 170 works are displayed. Works from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Musee Guimet, Paris, and other countries all over the world have been collected. Most of Sharaku’s works [...]

月曜日, 5月 9th, 2011

Tezuka Osamu’s Buddha exhibition

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Tezuka Osamu’s Buddha exhibition

On April 25th I went to the “Tezuka Osamu’s Buddha exhibition” that traces back the life of the Buddha with statues and mangas; held in the Tokyo National museum.

(special exhibition “Tezuka Osamu’s Buddha Exhibition”)
First, I would like to simply introduce what kind of person “Tezuka Osamu” is.

月曜日, 11月 15th, 2010

Tokyo Design Week

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Tokyo Design Week

■Tokyo Designers Week
The biggest designing event in Japan was held in Tokyo from October 28th to November 3rd. A number of events were held mostly in Aoyama and Harajuku, but also in Roppongi, Shinjuku, Daikanyama and the other 23 districts of Tokyo. Some of biggest ones were “Tokyo Designers Week”, “Design Tide Tokyo”, and “Design [...]

土曜日, 11月 13th, 2010

Special Exhibition: SHARAKU, 2011

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Special Exhibition: SHARAKU, 2011

Sharaku has attracted people’s attention since a German art scholar Julius Kurth published his book “SHARAKU” in 1910. Sharaku is known as a mysterious Ukiyoe master for he was only active for 10 months and his date of birth or when he died still remains unknown.
Tokyo National Museum will hold an exhibition of Sharaku between [...]