Events & News

2015

Suntory Museum of Art / Celebrating Two Contemporary Geniuses: Jakuchu and Buson

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March 18(Wed) - May 10(Sun)

Ito Jakuchu and Yosa Buson, two early modern giants of painting in Japan, were born in the same year, 1716. Jakuchu’s family were grocery wholesalers in Kyoto, but Jakuchu chose to devote himself to painting, working throughout his life to establish his own distinctive style. Buson was born in the village of Kema, in what is now Osaka. After a period of roaming about, traveling to Edo, further north in the Kanto region, and elsewhere, he returned to Kyoto, where he achieved great success in both the haiku and literati painting worlds. This exhibition, on the occasion of Jakuchu’s and Buson’s three hundredth birthdays, includes newly discovered work as well as their iconic masterpieces. It also presents work dating from the period when Jakuchu and Buson were in contact with each other.

Tokyo Midtown Design Hub 50th Exhibition: Packaging Tohoku Products – Deliciously Delightful, Tokyo 2015 –

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March 6(Fri) - March 29(Sun)

Designers across Japan made proposals of package design for 10 products from Tohoku to communicate charms of the region through power of design. The 270 selected and awarded works will be showcased.

FUJIFILM SQUARE Photo History Museum Pictorialism – Prelude to Modern Photography

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February 3(Tue) - April 30(Thu)

Pictorialism was a movement that took the world of photography by storm in the latter years of the 19th century. Until the emergence of Pictorialism,photographs were seen merely as a record of reality, and were not deemed worthy of recognition as a form of artistic expression. In response to this, a movement sprang up that sought to project an emotional intent into the viewer's realm of imagination, and have photography acknowledged as a true art form.

21_21 DESIGN SIGHT Exhibition “Measuring: This much, That much, How much?”

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February 20(Fri) - May 31(Sun)

Humankind has devised conceptual tools that make it possible to measure, convey information about, and manipulate all things in the natural environment that are difficult to manage as they are-tangible things, air, water, light, sound. Those tools are units. This exhibition aims to illustrate the types of units that are used to measure a great variety of things and phenomenon, and to give them a sense of familiarity that they may not already have. The world is more fun when you know how to play with units. And when you are familiar with units, design becomes much more interesting. By showing aspects of the world through the filter of units, this exhibition will hopefully change the way people view everyday things that they normally do not give a second thought to, and lead to new discoveries and sparks of creativity.

Suntory Museum of Art / Celebrating Two Contemporary Geniuses: Jakuchu and Buson

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March 18(Wed) - May 10(Sun)

Ito Jakuchu and Yosa Buson, two early modern giants of painting in Japan, were born in the same year, 1716. Jakuchu’s family were grocery wholesalers in Kyoto, but Jakuchu chose to devote himself to painting, working throughout his life to establish his own distinctive style. Buson was born in the village of Kema, in what is now Osaka. After a period of roaming about, traveling to Edo, further north in the Kanto region, and elsewhere, he returned to Kyoto, where he achieved great success in both the haiku and literati painting worlds. This exhibition, on the occasion of Jakuchu’s and Buson’s three hundredth birthdays, includes newly discovered work as well as their iconic masterpieces. It also presents work dating from the period when Jakuchu and Buson were in contact with each other.

Tokyo Midtown Design Hub 50th Exhibition: Packaging Tohoku Products – Deliciously Delightful, Tokyo 2015 –

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March 6(Fri) - March 29(Sun)

Designers across Japan made proposals of package design for 10 products from Tohoku to communicate charms of the region through power of design. The 270 selected and awarded works will be showcased.

FUJIFILM SQUARE Photo History Museum Pictorialism – Prelude to Modern Photography

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February 3(Tue) - April 30(Thu)

Pictorialism was a movement that took the world of photography by storm in the latter years of the 19th century. Until the emergence of Pictorialism,photographs were seen merely as a record of reality, and were not deemed worthy of recognition as a form of artistic expression. In response to this, a movement sprang up that sought to project an emotional intent into the viewer's realm of imagination, and have photography acknowledged as a true art form.

21_21 DESIGN SIGHT Exhibition “Measuring: This much, That much, How much?”

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February 20(Fri) - May 31(Sun)

Humankind has devised conceptual tools that make it possible to measure, convey information about, and manipulate all things in the natural environment that are difficult to manage as they are-tangible things, air, water, light, sound. Those tools are units. This exhibition aims to illustrate the types of units that are used to measure a great variety of things and phenomenon, and to give them a sense of familiarity that they may not already have. The world is more fun when you know how to play with units. And when you are familiar with units, design becomes much more interesting. By showing aspects of the world through the filter of units, this exhibition will hopefully change the way people view everyday things that they normally do not give a second thought to, and lead to new discoveries and sparks of creativity.

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