EXHIBITION・EVENT

IN SESSION

Celebrating the New Year

Fri., January.6.2023 ~ Sun., February.26 3nd Floor Gallery

The Shusui Museum of Art collects and exhibits mainly Japanese paintings and crafts from the Middle Ages to the present day. In addition to introducing the high spirituality and unique charm of Japanese art, this exhibition will feature works which celebrate the new year. We are pleased to present, for the first time, the masterpiece “Taishi” by Chikuha Otake, a Japanese painter with ties to Toyama Prefecture, and a folding screen created by his younger brother Kokkan. We also present a variety of works such as paintings by leading artists of the modern Japanese art world and ceramic crafts.

Exhibition information

Date/Venue Fri., January.6.2023 ~ Sun., February.26/3nd Floor Gallery
IN SESSION

The Fascination of Short Swords

Fri., January.6.2023 ~ Sun., February.26 2nd Floor Gallery

“Tantou” is a type of Japanese short sword with almost no curvature. Since ancient times, these short swords have been valued both as tools for protecting oneself and as powerful talismen or amulets, with many masterworks having been passed down through the generations. Among the many swordsmiths, there are those who left behind outstanding examples of Tantou, such as Yoshimitsu Awataguchi, who is called a “master of short swords”, Norishige of Etchu (present day Toyama Prefecture), and Osafune Kagemitsu. In this exhibition, we present a collection of short swords which are considered masterpieces, and hope to convey their appeal and charm to our guests.

Exhibition information

Date/Venue Fri., January.6.2023 ~ Sun., February.26/2nd Floor Gallery