Commemorate of Acquisition: The Kawanishi Hide Collection
 Takehisa Yumeji in the Memory


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Takehisa Yumeji Senoo Gakufu No.180
 "From the Opera Madame Butterfly:
  One Beautiful Day"
 Issued on July 18, 1920
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  We are delighted that over 1,100 works and reference materials collected by the sosaku hanga (original or self-produced prints) artist Kawanishi Hide throughout his lifetime have been added to the collection of The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto. It is amazing that the Kawanishi Hide Collection is composed not only of oil paintings, watercolors, and prints by Kawanishi himself but extensively covers prints by Onchi Koshiro and Kawakami Sumio, with whom Kawanishi socialized, rare print works by craftsmen such as Tomimoto Kenkichi and Bernard Leach, and additional works by Japanese "avant-garde" artists such as Murayama Tomoyoshi and Takamizawa Michinao.
  The most notable feature of this collection is that one third of the entire collection consists of works by Takehisa Yumeji. There are original paintings by Yumeji, which are being shown in public for the first time, and numerous practical works of art for daily use, about which it would be no exaggeration to say that they show the true worth of "Yumeji's designs." Kawanishi said, "What I was impressed by most of all in my youth were Yumeji's paintings." Indeed, it would be no exaggeration to say that the Kawanishi Hide Collection grew "together with Yumeji." At the same time, we should not overlook the point that this collection was built through the exchanges between the two artists Kawanishi Hide and Takehisa Yumeji.
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Takehisa Yumeji
"Samples of Works by Yumeji ①"
 Issued on Januarury 10-15, 1923
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  The current exhibition introducing a full view of the Kawanishi Hide Collection is being held to commemorate the addition of this collection to the collection of The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto. We have attempted to re-examine the Kawanishi Hide Collection, which existed "together with Yumeji" with the exchanges between Kawanishi Hide and Takehisa Yumeji at its core, within modern art history and to reconsider the source of Takehisa Yumeji's creativity and his art historical worth.
  Lastly, we would like to extend our sincere thanks to the Takehisa Yumeji Ikaho Kinenkan, The Miyagi Museum of Art, and all the private collectors for understanding the purport of this exhibition and so kindly agreeing to lend us representative examples of Yumeji's oeuvres. We are also most grateful to Kawanishi Hide's seventh son Mr. Kawanishi Yuzaburo for having given us the opportunity to add this collection to our museum collection.

Commentary
   On The Kawanishi Hide Collection
Ⅰ. Kawanishi Hide's Hitherto Unknown Encounter with Yumeji
Ⅱ. A New Image of Takehisa Yumeji
Ⅲ. The Exchanges Among Kawanishi Hide, Takehisa Yumeji,
   and "Avant-Garde" Artists
Ⅳ. The Entirety of The Kawanishi Hide Collection
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Major Works


yumeji1     2 yumeji6

onji1  5 onji1  6 onji1

kawanishi1   8 kawanishi2   9 kawanishi3

1: "Woodblock Prints and Chiyogami by Takehisa Yumeji Compiled by Kawanishi Hide" Taisho - early Showa period
2: Takehisa Yumeji, "Senoo Gakufu No.44 'Beautiful Light'" Issued on June 9, 1917
3: Takehisa Yumeji, "(French) Woman with Shawl" 1920s
4: Takehisa Yumeji, "Ode on Mount Haruna" 1931 Takehisa Yumeji Ikaho Memorial Museum
5: Takehisa Yumeji, "Youth" 1930 Private Collection
6: Onchi Koshiro, "Iris" 1943
7: Kawanishi Hide, "Copy of an Illustration by Yumeji 2 and 6" Taisho Period
8: Kawanishi Hide, "Symphony" 1910s
9: "Woodblock Prints and Chiyogami by Takehisa Yumeji Compiled by Kawanishi Hide" Taisho - early Showa period


Exhibition dates
Friday, November 11- Sunday, December 25, 2011
Closed on Mondays

Hours
9:30AM–5:00PM (admission until 4:30PM)

Organized by
The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
NHK Kyoto Station
NHK PlanNet, Inc., Kinki Branch Office
The Mainichi Shimbun Co., Ltd.

Sponsored by
Daishinsha Inc.

Admission
  Day of admission Advance Group (20 or more)
Adult 1,200 1,000 1,000
University students 800 600 600
High school students 400 200 200
Junior high school students
and younger
Free Free Free

*Collection gallery is available with this ticket.
* Visitors with disability and one person accompanying them are
 admitted free of charge.(Please present certificate at the admission.)
*Advance tickets:
 Ticket Pia (P-code: 764-798)
 Lawson   (L-code:53018)
 Other major ticket vendors and convenience stores
*Advance tickets are available for a limited period only. (9/1-11/10)

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Related events
Lecture: "Takehisa Yumeji―From the Viewpoint of Artists' Colony "
Date & Time: November 19 (Sat.), 2011 2:00-3:30PM
(numbered tickets distributed 11:00AM-)
Place: 1F Lecture hall
Fee: Free Admission, maximum capacity 100
Lecturer: UN’NO Hiroshi (Art Critic)
in Japanese only

Lecture: "Introduction to the Kawanishi Hide Collection"
Date & Time: December 3 (Sat.), 2011 2:00-3:30PM
(numbered tickets distributed 11:00AM-)
Place: 1F Lecture hall
Fee: Free Admission, maximum capacity 100
Lecturer: YAMANO Hidetsugu
       (Chief Curator, The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto)
in Japanese only

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