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Special Exhibition:
The 300th Anniversary of the Birth of Itō Jakuchū

Jakuchū's Happiness and Taikan's Auspiciousness:
All Happiness Comes to the Homes of Those Who Smile

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Yokoyama Taikan, The Enchanted Mt. Penglai on the Island of Eternal Youth,
Yamatane Museum of Art
Itō Jakuchū,
Sumō Match Between a Globefish
and a Toad
,
Private Collection

3 January (Sun.) - 6 March (Sun.) 2016
(Closed on 1/12 and on Mondays, except for 1/4 and 1/11)
*Some of the works or the pages/scenes on display will be changed during the exhibition period.

Organized by Yamatane Museum of Art and The Asahi Shimbun

Hours:10am - 5pm (Last admission at 4:30pm)

Admission Fees: Adults: 1,200 [1,000] yen; university and high school students: 900 [800] yen; middle school and younger children: free of charge
*Figures in brackets are for groups of 20 or more, advance tickets, repeaters with used tickets, and those who are wearing kimono.
*Disability ID Holders and one person accompanying them are admitted free of charge.

Highlights of the Exhibition

Section 1: Joy and Good Fortune: Happiness in Japanese Art--Crane-and-Turtle, Pine-Bamboo-Plum, Gods of Good Fortune, Sacred Terrain, Auspicious Motifs

  • Itō Jakuchū, Budai, the God of Contentment and Happiness, Ink on Paper, Edo Period, 18th Century, Private Collection
  • Itō Jakuchū, Ebisu, the God of Fishermen and the Sea, Ink on Paper, Edo Period, 18th Century, Private Collection
  • Itō Jakuchū, Roosters and Hens, Ink on Paper, Edo Period, c. 1795, Private Collection
  • Shibata Zeshin, Zhong Kui, Color on Silk, Edo to Meiji Period, 19th Century, Yamatane Museum of Art
  • Kanō Kazunobu, Budai, the God of Contentment and Happiness, with Chinese Children, Color on Silk, Edo Period, c. 1856-62, Private Collection
  • Kanō Kazunobu, The Seven Gods of Good Fortune, Color on Silk, Edo Period, c.1856-62, Private Collection
  • Kawanabe Kyōsai, Urashimatarō, Crane, and Turtle, Color on Silk, Meiji Period, 1887, Private Collection
  • Kawanabe Kyōsai, Boys' Day Carp Streamer and Banners, Color on Silk, Edo to Meiji Period, 19th Century, Private Collection
  • Takeuchi Seihō, The Twelve Months in Paintings: Sea Bream (January), Color on Silk, Shōwa Period, c. 1938, Yamatane Museum of Art
  • Joint Work by Yokoyama Taikan, Kawai Gyokudō, and Kawabata Ryūshi, Pine, Bamboo, and Plum, Color on Silk, Shōwa Period, 1955, Yamatane Museum of Art
  • Yokoyama Taikan, The Enchanted Mt. Penglai on the Island of Eternal Youth, Color on Silk, Shōwa Period, c. 1939, Yamatane Museum of Art
  • Yokoyama Taikan, Divine Spirit: Mt. Fuji, Ink and Light Color on Silk, Shōwa Period, 1952, Yamatane Museum of Art
  • Shimomura Kanzan, Shoulaoren, God of Longevity, Color on Silk, Taishō Period, c. 1920, Yamatane Museum of Art
  • Hishida Shunsō, White Peony, Color on Silk, Meiji Period, c. 1901, Yamatane Museum of Art
  • Kobayashi Kokei, Crane, Color on Paper, Shōwa Period, 1948, Yamatane Museum of Art

Section 2: Images that Delight--Laughter, Humor, Delight

  • Itō Jakuchū, Sumō Match Between a Globefish and a Frog, Ink on Paper, Edo Period, 18th Century, Private Collection
  • Itō Jakuchū, Puppy and Broom, Color on Paper, Edo Period, 18th Century, Private Collection
  • Itō Jakuchū, Fushimi Dolls, Color on Paper, Edo Period, 1799, Yamatane Museum of Art
  • Utagawa Kuniyoshi, Double Portraits: Daruma / Fiend, Ikyū / Tokusakari, Large Format (Ōban) Polychrome Woodblock Print (Nishiki-e), Edo Period, 1849-50, Private Collection (On display 1/3 - 2/7)
  • Utagawa Kuniyoshi, Laughing Actor Scribbles on a Wall, Large Format (Ōban) Polychrome Woodblock Print (Nishiki-e), Edo Period, c. 1848, Private Collection (On display 1/3 - 2/7)
  • Utagawa Kuniyoshi, Singing the Bon-Bon Song, from A Series of Goldfish, Middle Format (Chūban) Polychrome Woodblock Print (Nishiki-e), Edo Period, c. 1842, Private Collection (On display 2/9 - 3/6)
  • Utagawa Kuniyoshi, Fifty-three Cats as Puns for the Stations on the Tōkaido Road, Large Format (Ōban) Polychrome Woodblock Print (Nishiki-e), Edo Period, c. 1848, Private Collection (On display 2/9 - 3/6)
  • Shibata Zeshin, Urushi-e Lacquer Painting Album "Bokurin Hikka", Lacquer on Paper, Meiji Period, 1877-88, Yamatane Museum of Art
  • Yamaguchi Kayō, Life Newly Born, Color on Paper, Shōwa Period, 1973, Yamatane Museum of Art
  • Kawasaki Shōko, The Advent of Spring, Color on Silk, Taishō Period, 1924, Yamatane Museum of Art

Approximately 70 works in total are to be displayed.

The Yamatane Museum of Art, which celebrates its first half century in 2016, is delighted to present an exhibition that brings together auspicious themes filled with hopes for happiness, highly appropriate for the new year, and delightful motifs that elicit involuntary smiles.

Japanese art has addressed a cornucopia of auspicious subjects, including rituals, weddings and other happy events, seasonal festivals, and events in everyday life. This exhibition focuses on art that symbolizes longevity, children, and prosperity, introducing paintings of felicitous images that still resonate with people today--the crane and turtle, the pine, bamboo, and plum trees, and the Seven Gods of Good Fortune. It also includes works that inspire happy feelings in the viewer: humorous works and scenes filled with a sense of well-being.

Itō Jakuchū's ink paintings, including works being exhibited for the first time, are particularly noteworthy. These works, with his application of wit and bold deformé, are delightful. They include the clownish Budai and Ebisu (two of the Seven Gods of Good Fortune), Sumō Match Between a Globefish and a Frog, with its richly expressive depiction of the two animals, and Roosters and Hens (a folding screen with oshi-e appliqué images). Works from the late Edo and Meiji periods are also not to be overlooked: Utagawa Kuniyoshi's richly humorous satirical images of cats and goldfish (works on display will be rotated during the exhibition period), Shibata Zeshin's Zhong Kui, a painting of an auspicious subject with captivating fresh colors and humor, and Kawanabe Kyōsai's Boys' Day Carp Streamer and Banners, with its profoundly dignified brushwork, for example. Superb works by modern artists are a further highlight of this exhibition. Yokoyama Taikan's Divine Spirit: Mt. Fuji, his depiction of the imposing Mt. Fuji, the sacred mountain that symbolizes Japan, and Shimomura Kanzan's Shoulaoren, God of Longevity, a new, contemporary expression of an auspicious motif are also major attractions. From Edo-period to modern and contemporary works, this exhibition has the great good fortune to happily trace the history of Japanese art.

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Itō Jakuchū, Roosters and Hens,
Private Collection
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Itō Jakuchū, Fushimi Dolls,
Yamatane Museum of Art
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Kanō Kazunobu, The Seven Gods of Good Fortune,
Private Collection
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Kanō Kazunobu, The Seven Gods of Good Fortune,
Private Collection
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Takeuchi Seihō, The Twelve Months in Paintings: Sea Bream (January),
Yamatane Museum of Art
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Yokoyama Taikan, Divine Spirit: Mt. Fuji,
Yamatane Museum of Art
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Kobayashi Kokei, Crane,
Yamatane Museum of Art
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