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KAWAI Gyokudo 《Summer River》 1953

KAWAI Gyokudo 《Summer River》 1953

The Museum of Modern Art, Hayama

2208-1, Isshiki, Hayama, Kanagawa 240-0111
Tel. +81 46 875 2800


KAWAI Gyokudo: A Retrospective

22 October - 23 November 2011

Born in Aichi in 1873 (Meiji 6), KAWAI Gyokudo (1873-1957) grew up in Gifu.
By blending the styles of the Maruyama-Shijo School and the Kano School, he pioneered a new direction in the nihonga [Japanese-style painting] circles.
He attached great importance to expressions employing lines and sumi ink from his young days and became known for his nostalgic landscapes depicting seasonal views of nature. He continued to be deeply attached to views of the countryside and the mountains and portrayed scenes full of poetic sentiment which anyone would imagine fondly.
This exhibition reconfirms “archetypal scenes of Japan,” many of which have disappeared nowadays and people have forgotten about, by examining how Gyokudo viewed them and how he expressed them.

YOSHIDA Toshihide, Director of Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, will talk about Gyokudo's scenery paintings (Japanese only).
6, November 14.00-16.00
No bookings needed, first 80 applicants, free

[Gallery Talk]
Exhibition curators will talk about the exhibition in the gallery (Japanese only).
11, November 14.00-
18, November 14.00-

No bookings needed, free with exhibition ticket
Meet in the foyer



Museum hours

9:30-17:00(the last admission at 16:30)


Adults 1000 yen (900 yen)
Under 20 and Students 850 yen (750 yen)
65 and over 500 yen
High school students 100 yen

  • 20 or more persons' group are reduction charge in brackets.
  • Students under junior high school age are no charge. Disabled visitors are also no charge.
  • "Family Communication Day" - reduced entry for all family members (except for 65 and over) accompanied by children under 18.