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Current

HAYAMA July 13, 2019 – September 8, 2019

YUNOKI Samiro: Choju Giga

Textile artist Yunoki Samiro (b. 1922) began to pursue the craft of dyeing immediately after the end of the Second World War, after encountering mingei, or Japanese folk craft. For over seventy years now, he has been working in lavish colors and shapes to portray the little joys that come from everyday interactions with the world and the objects around us. His world of creation doesn’t stop at textiles, either, extending also to picture books, prints, and three-dimensional pieces. In this exhibition, we look at his current activities, including his work based on the twelfth and thirteenth century scrolls Chōjū giga [‘Scrolls of Frolicking Animals’], the original of his picture book Ame ni mo makezu [‘Undaunted Too by the Rain’] and the works in the museum’s collection.
Image: Yunoki Samiro, [f.l.t.r.] Jimon, 1987; Moe, 1992, Museum Collection, photo: Ueno Noriyuki

Current

HAYAMA July 13, 2019 – September 8, 2019

Beyond the Visible

Art has the power to seek out live beauty in the world and give it visible form. In search of new incarnations of that sensibility, we take a look at the work of five artists working in genres as diverse as painting, photography, installation, video, and dance, all of whose work is concerned with what is felt beyond the realm of the visible by eyes, spirits and bodies located in contemporary spaces. Featuring work by Ichinose Chihiro (b. 1975), Sakai Yukina (b. 1985), Shiraishi Yuko (b. 1956), Tsugami Miyuki (b. 1973), and Mitake Isa (b. 1956).

Image: Shiraishi Yuko, Moon Drop, 1996, Courtesy: SHIGERU YOKOTA GALLERY

Current

KAMAKURA ANNEX September 4, 2017 – September 30, 2019

Temporarily closed for renovations

The Kamakura Annex is closed with the aim of renovating the Museum's facilities until Autumm 2019.

Coming

HAYAMA September 21, 2019 – December 25, 2019

KAJ FRANCKGEOMETRY

One of the most highly esteemed designers in Finland, Kaj Franck (1911-1989) has been called "the good conscience of Finnish design" for bringing into the world a range of everyday items rich with functional beauty. This exhibition, his first major solo show in Japan, will display around 150 of his key works with the intention of building up a complete picture of Franck as a designer. We will also be displaying photographs Franck took himself during a visit to Japan in the 1950s and other materials that will shine a light on the intrigue he felt towards Japan.

Image: Kaj Franck, Color Ring Plates, 1960s, Archive Collection of Tauno Tarna/ Photo: Rauno Träskelin

Coming

HAYAMA September 21, 2019 – December 25, 2019

From Museum CollectionSound to See, Color to Hear

There are works of art that set out to express sound visually. Some of them present scenes of people playing instruments and dancing, others incorporate scores and musical symbols, while still others have titles suggestive of musical pieces. We can hear the sounds of rain and wind from paintings depicting nature, or the din of the city from urban portraits. In this exhibition, we invite viewers to enjoy a range of pictures whose colors and forms resonate off one another, bringing us sensations akin to hearing harmony and rhythm.

Image: Asai Kan'emon, Dance of Rorile, 1936, Museum collection

Coming

KAMAKURA ANNEX October 12, 2019 – January 19, 2020

Grand Reopening of the Kamakura AnnexModern Art Revisited

The newly refurbished Kamakura Annex will be carrying on the history and tradition of the former Kamakura building that closed in 2016, inheriting its ambition of regarding art from around the world with new eyes, while also making a fresh start. This exhibition introduces the works of modern art for which the place is known as Kishida Ryusei's A Little Girl (Reiko Standing), Koga Harue's Make-up Outside the Window and Matsumoto Shunsuke's Standing Figure, also presenting a range of works from early-modern to contemporary. We will be holding events and displaying archive material to commemorate the Annex's new Beginning.

Image: Matsumoto Shunsuke, Standing Figure, 1942, Museum collection

Coming

KAMAKURA ANNEX February 1, 2020 – March 22, 2020

SEKINE Shoji: A Retrospective

Sekine Shoji (1899-1919) lived through much of the turbulent period of Japanese history that was the Taisho era, before passing away at the age of just twenty. For the first time in twenty years, we present a retrospective of his work. Having taught himself to paint, Sekine became intoxicated by the culture of decadence before the influence of Renaissance painting saw his own unique sense of coloration come into flower. His dreamlike paintings have a timeless quality to them. Here we present a section of rare oil paintings by the artist, as well as sketches and hitherto unseen letters, to gain a glimpse into Sekine's world.

Image: Sekine Shoji, An Infant and His Sister, 1918, Fukushima Prefectural Museum of Art

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