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HORIUTI Masakazu : Curious Minds, Joyful Forms
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HORIUTI Masakazu : Curious Minds, Joyful Forms

About the Exhibition

HORIUTI Masakazu (1911-2001), a sculptor of postwar Japan, created works inspired by commonplace forms such as parts of the body or geometrical figures.
IKOZON, the title of a series of Horiuti's sculptures, comes from the Japanese word nozoki(peek) read back-to-front and is completed by having the viewer peek into the works. We cannot but smile at these works and others full of unique erosand wit. So that you can familiarize yourself more with abstract sculpture, which tends to be considered difficult to understand, in this exhibition, together with the finished works, unpublished sketches and memos done in the process of production, etc. are introduced to reexamine the artist HoriutiMasakazu and his works.


Galleries 2 and 3/ The Museum of Modern Art, Hayama
December 8, 2018 – March 24, 2019
Mondays (except for December 24, January 14, and February 11)
December 29, 2018 – January 3, 2019
Opening hours
9:30‒17:00 (Last admission at 16:30)
Adults: 1200 yen (1100 yen)
Under 20 or Students: 1050 yen (950 yen)
65 and over: 600 yen
High School Students: 100 yen
Junior High School Students and under 16: Free

*Prices in ( ) indicate group (over 19 persons) discount tickets.
*Tickets of Ticket of “HORIUTI Masakazu" exhibition also entitles to entry "From Museum Collection: Forms in the Modern Art" on the day of purchase.
*A person with disabilities and one accompanying caretaker are admitted free of charge upon presenting Disabled Person's Handbook or an equivalent government-issued identification.
*"Family Communication Day" offers a discount for all group (under 65) accompanying children under 18 on the first Sunday of every month.
Organized by
The Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura & Hayama
With the grant of


  • Paper sculptures, 1960's - 1990's
    Museum collection

  • Large Apple from Eva, 1966, Plaster
    Museum collection

  • Reclining Figure, 1952, Plaster
    Museum collection

  • Sea Flower C, 1952, Resin
    Museum collection

  • Line A, 1954, Iron
    Museum collection

  • Mr.D's Boned Dice, 1964 (cast 1993), Bronze
    Museum collection

  • Winking MiMi-chan, 1967, Iron and Mirror
    Museum collection

  • Cubes et Tubes, 1966, Plaster
    Museum collection

  • From the Maraldi's Angle, 1996, Stainless steel
    Museum collection

Related Events

The conditions of the planned events can be changed.
  • Lecture "HORIUTI Masakazu and TSUJI Shindo"

    Lecturer OSAKI Shinichiro
    (Deputy director of Tottori Prefectural Museum)
    Place Auditorium
    ※70seats on a First-come-first-served basis
    Date Sunday, February 24, 2019
    Time 14:00–15:30
    * Available only in Japanese
    * No bookings needed
    * Free of charge
  • Curator's Talk

    Place Galleries 2 and 3
    Date Saturday, January 19,2019/ Saturday, February 9, 2019/ Saturday, March 9, 2019
    Time 14:30–15:00
    * Available only in Japanese
    * No bookings needed
    * Free of charge with exhibition ticket