The 150th Anniversary of his Birth: Yokoyama Taikan

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The 150th Anniversary of his Birth: Yokoyama Taikan
June 8 (Fri.) – July 22 (Sun), 2018
Regular hours:9:30AM–5:00PM (admission until 4:30PM)
Every Friday and Saturday:9:30AM–8:00PM (admission until 7:30PM)
Closed: Mondays Exception: Mon. April 30

Adult: 1000yen [800yen]
University students: 500yen [400yen]
High school studentt: free
*The inside of [] indicates advance price


The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
Access: Okazaki Enshoji-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8344,Japan
Tel: 075-761-4111
9:30 ~ 17:00/Tuesday ~ Thursday・Sunday, national holiday(entry up to 30 minutes before closing.)
9:30 ~ 20:00/Friday and Saturday(entry up to 30 minutes before closing.)
Closed: Monday


This retrospective of work by Yokoyama Taikan (1868–1958) marks the 150th anniversary of the artist’s death and the 60th anniversary of his death.
After studying at the Tokyo School Fine Arts, Yokoyama left the school along with his teacher, Okakura Tenshin, to establish the Japan Art Institute. Yokoyama aimed to create a new form of painting that would befit the new age. During this period, which saw an influx of various things from the West, Yokoyama attempted to carry on and occasionally modify traditional Japanese painting techniques. He was also acclaimed for breaking away from conventional notions of subject matter. By gradually developing his approach, Yokoyama produced countless masterpieces imbued with his free-wheeling style and profound spirituality.
Along with important Yokoyama works such as Metempsychosis (Important Cultural Property), Cherry Blossoms at Night, and Autumn Leaves, this exhibition presents never-before-shown works as well as studies and other materials.

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