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Kataoka Tamako, Volcano: Mt.Asama, 1965, The Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura & Hayama

Kataoka Tamako, Volcano: Mt.Asama, 1965, The Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura & Hayama

The Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura

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

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Train station: Kamakura (JR Yokosuka Line and Enoden Line). Walk in the direction of Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine (about 10 minutes). The Annex is located 5 minutes-walk away.

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Japanese Style Paintings and Sketches

April 6 - May 26, 2013

KATAOKA Tamako (1905-2008) was born in Sapporo, Hokkaido. Throughout her approximately 80-year-long career as a nihonga artist until she died at the age of 103, she left many sketchbooks. The sketches done in pencil, watercolor, pastel, and felt-tip pen are drawings directly portraying the ideas or feelings she had at the initial stage of working on a certain picture or studies that, by being compared to the eventual painting, clearly demonstrate the process of her work. In that sense, they can be considered the origin of her creations or the basis of the materialization of her works. Sketchbooks will be displayed together with the eventual paintings. Kataoka's works continue to pose significant questions not only to the world of nihonga but extensively to contemporary painting. This should prove a rare opportunity to reconfirm the development of her sparkling yet unyielding work.

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

Saturday, April 27
Saturday, May 11
No bookings needed, free with exhibition ticket


Monday (except for April 29, May 6)

Opening hours

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


Adults: 700 yen (600 yen)
Under 20 and Students: 550yen (450 yen)
65 and over: 350 yen
Senior high school students:100 yen

  • Prices in ( ) indicate group (more than 20 persons) discount tickets.
  • Students under junior high school age and disabled visitors are of no charge.
  • "Family Communication Day" - reduced entry for all family members (except for 65 and over) accompanied by children under 18 on the first Sunday of every month (April 7, May 5).
  • Free admission day: May 18 (International Museum Day)



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