Tsuji Kakō Exhibition
Tsuji Kakō (1871-1931) was born in Kyoto and began his studies under Kōno Bairei in 1880. The times were changing turbulently and young painters in Kyoto, as in Tokyo, were creating ambitious paintings, seeking to match the new age. Bairei’s students were the most active in this endeavor, and among them, Kakō, Takeuchi Seihō, Kikuchi Hōbun, and Taniguchi Kokyō were considered the top four. Kako was repeatedly awarded at the Domestic Industrial Exhibition and Kyōshinkai Exhibitions, as well as the Bunten (Ministry of Education Exhibition) which was inaugurated in 1907, and supported the flourishing days of the modern painting circle in Kyoto. Meanwhile, Kakō taught not only at his own juku (a private teaching atelier), but also at the Kyoto Municipal Special School of Painting and Kyoto Municipal School of Arts and Crafts, nurturing many young, talented painters who will constitute the next generation.
This is the first large-scale retrospective since the posthumous exhibition, featuring approximately ninety paintings from his early period to his final years. It introduces the art of Tsuji Kakō, which is full of a sense of freedom and unworldliness, adding the meditative quality of Zen discipline to the Shijō school style. We hope the exhibition will enrich the viewer’s understanding of the modern painting circle in Kyoto.
* The works on display will be rotated halfway through the exhibition. Part I: 11/17-12/3; Part II: 12/5-12/24. Please refer to the list below for details.
The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
Lecture: “Focusing on Kakō’s Works with Korea as the Motif”
Lecturer: Paul Berry (Japanese Art Historian)
Date: December 9 (Sat.) 1:30-3:00PM (numbered tickets distributed 11:00AM-)
Place: Lecture hall (maximum capacity 100); free
in Japanese only
- Exhibition Dates
- Friday, November 17 - Sunday, December 24, 2006
- Closed on Mondays
- The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
- The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
- NHK Kyoto Station
- Keihan Electric Railway Co., Ltd.
- Advance tickets: Ticket Pia, FamilyMart (P code: 687-057), Lawson (L code:
- 57369), other major ticket vendors and convenience stores
- Works on Rotation
- The following works will be rotated halfway through the exhibition.
- The sketchbooks, studies, and albums on display will be rotated as well.
|Day of admission||Advance||Group (20 or more)|
|Adult||830 yen||700 yen||560 yen|
|University students||450 yen||350 yen||250 yen|
|High school students||250 yen||200 yen||130 yen|
|Junior high and younger||Free||Free||Free|
|Part I only (November 17 - December 3)||Part II only (December 5 - December 24)|
|5||Poet Li Bai||9||Roaring Tiger|
|6||Hanshan and Shide||11||Beating, Emptiness, Bellow|
|8||Eagle in Snow||16||Hanshan and Shide|
|13||Beating by Tokuzan||23||Spring Evening|
|14||Bellow of Rinzai||25||Matsukaze and Murasame|
|19||Six Immortal Poets||27||Monkey|
|24||Hideyoshi Viewing Cherry Blossoms||30||Hanshan and Shide|
|26||Woodcutter Returning through the Valley||83||Dragon|
|29||Spring Rain||86||Red Mount Fuji|
|85||Kamo Riverbank in the Misty Rain|
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- Other Museums
- The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo 2007/01/19 (Fri.) - 03/04 (Sun.)
- Chikkyo Art Museum, Kasaoka 2007/03/10 (Fri.) - 04/15 (Sun.)
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