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Thursday, May 24, 2012

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"The 120th Anniversary of the Birth of Fukuda Heihachiro: The Modern Nihonga, a Novel Sense of Design"

Yamanate Museum of Art


By TOMOHIRO OSAKI
Staff writer

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"Bamboo Shoots" (1947) Fukuda Heihachiro YAMATANE MUSEUM OF ART

During the Taisho Era (1912-26), Japan grew economically and diplomatically as it opened up further to the West. Its bourgeois culture also blossomed and the liberal movement known as the Taisho Democracy ensued. Encouraged by such major changes in society, the art of nihonga (Japanese painting), once steeped in tradition, started to transform into a fresh, artistic trend.

This year marks the 120th anniversary of the birth of nihonga artist Heihachiro Fukuda (1892-1974), whose style progressed during those years of evolution. This exhibition presents a review of Fukuda's career while also highlighting his fellow artists, who include Hoshun Yamaguchi and Chikkyo Ono; May 26-July 22.

Yamatane Museum of Art; (03) 5777-8600; 3-12-36, Hiroo, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo; Ebisu Station, JR Yamanote Line. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. ¥1,200. Closed Mon. www.yamatane-museum.jp.

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