In the Country of Fans, Japan

November 28(Wed) - January 20(Sun)

These fans, which have broad and deep roots in Japanese life, appearing in religious festivals, daily life, performances, and games, have evolved a rich decorativeness. In this exhibition, we introduce the enduring world of the fans so long beloved by Japanese.

Did you know that slim, accordion-fold fans are a Japanese invention? These fans, which have broad and deep roots in Japanese life, appearing in religious festivals, daily life, performances, and games, have evolved a rich decorativeness. Highly portable, ready to be enjoyed anywhere, they are perhaps our most familiar and accessible example of “Art in Life.” Moreover, folding fans have helped generate a diverse range of related works of art, including folding screens, handscrolls, craft arts, and textiles. In this exhibition, we introduce the enduring world of the fans so long beloved by Japanese.

[Place]
Suntory Museum of Art (Galleria 3F)

[Hours]
10:00-18:00
*Friday, Saturday and December 23 (Sundays and public holidays), January 13 (Sun) open until 20:00. On Saturday, December 29, it opens until 18:00.
*Last admission:30 minutes before closing.
*shop × cafe is open during the show

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Tuesday (However, January 15 is open until 18:00), December 30 (Sun) - January 1, 2019 (Tuesday, public holiday)

[Admission]
General 1,300yen
University and High school Students 1,000yen
Junior high school Students and under may enter for free

[Contact]
03-3479-8600

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