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ISHIMOTO Yasuhiro, Katsura Imperial Villa: Shokintei Pavilion: stepping stones near the tea ceremony preparation aria, 1953-54, The Museum of Art, Kochi

ISHIMOTO Yasuhiro, Katsura Imperial Villa: Shokintei Pavilion: stepping stones near the tea ceremony preparation aria, 1953-54, The Museum of Art, Kochi

The Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura

2-1-53 Yukinoshita, Kamakura, Kanagawa
248-0005
Tel. +81 467 22 5000

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ISHIMOTO Yasuhiro Katsura Imperial Villa

7 April – 10 June, 2012



ISHIMOTO Yasuhiro (1921-2012) was born in San Francisco. He spent his childhood in his father's hometown Kochi and went to the United States again in 1939. He studied photography at the Institute of Design in Chicago, which carries on the educational ideals of the New Bauhaus. From around 1953, he traveled back and forth between Japan and the U.S. and had enormous influence on the world of photography in postwar Japan. From 1969 onwards, he continued to work energetically based in Japan.

The museum in Kamakura, where this exhibition takes place, was designed by SAKAKURA Junzo (1901-1969) in 1951. In resonation with the exhibition space, from among the vast range of ISHIMOTO's works, we shall focus on the Katsura Imperial Villa series produced in 1953 and 1954. This should prove a rare chance to rediscover how high a level modernism had reached in Japan soon after the war.



[Guest Talk]
"ISHIMOTO Yasuhiro - Thought as a photograph"
MORIYAMA Akiko, Professor of Musashino Art University, will talk about the exhibition (Only available in Japanese).

Saturday, 21 April, 2012
14.00-15.30
No bookings needed, free with exhibition ticket


[Curator's Talk]
Exhibition curator will talk about this exhibition in the gallery (Only available in Japanese).

Saturday, 12 May
Saturday, 26 May
14.00-
No bookings needed, free with exhibition ticket


[Free admission on 18 May: International Museum Day]
To celebrate ICOM's International Museum Day, the admission to all exhibitions of The Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura & Hayama, namely “SUDA Kunitaro: Looking Back 50 Years After His Death” at HAYAMA, “ISHIMOTO Yasuhiro Katsura Imperial Villa” at KAMAKURA, and “YUNOKI Samiro” at KAMAKURA ANNEX, is free on Friday, 18 May. This is an occasion to raise awareness on how important museums are in the development of our society.

Closed

Monday(except 30 April)

Museum hours

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

Admissions

Adults: 700 yen (600 yen)
Under 20 and Students: 550yen (450 yen)
65 and over: 350 yen
Senior 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.


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