Dong Shouping and Modern Japanese Ink Paintings
Wed., July.07.2021 ～ Sun., September.26
China and Japan have long influenced one another culturally, and particularly since the medieval period, Chinese ink painting has had a significant influence on nihonga Japanese-style painting. This comparative exhibition of items from the museum’s collection features works by Dong Shouping, a prominent contemporary Chinese ink painter, alongside modern nihonga Japanese-style paintings.
Exhibited Items Include:
• Large Painting of Red Plum Blossom by Dong Shouping
• Large Ink Painting of Bamboo by Dong Shouping
• After Rain by Yokoyama Taikan
• Mount Fuji and Pines by Yamamoto Shunkyo (from the collection of the Suiboku Museum)
• Lion by Hirafuku Hyakusui (from the collection of the Suiboku Museum)
• People & Sheep on the Snow by Kosugi Hoan (from the collection of the Suiboku Museum)
The museum will be closed on August 10 and 11 for O-Bon, and open daily from August 13 through 15.
Sword-Sharpening Demonstration by Expert Polisher Ichiro Yokai
Sun., November.25.2018 ～ Sun., December.09
【 Lobby outside the 2F Exhibition Room, Shusui Museum of Art】
Ichiro Yokai is an expert polisher based in Takaoka City, Toyama Prefecture, and an award winner in the Sharpening Division of the Contemporary Swords and Artworks Exhibition. In celebration of this achievement, the museum has invited him to give a demonstration of sharpening a Japanese sword. Overview: (1) Sun., Nov. 25, 2018: Shitaji-Togi I The initial steps of shitaji-togi (foundation polishing): a polishing stone known as a kongoto is used to remove any rust and to neaten the shape of the sword. (2) Sun., Dec. 9, 2018: Shitaji-Togi II The final steps of shitaji-togi: a polishing stone known as an uchigumori is used to remove tiny bits of scrap material caught in the rough surface of the stone used in the initial steps. The raised wooden platform used by the polisher for sword-sharpening work is called a togibune. The polisher fills the bucket with water, and sits on a low wooden bench, leaning forward while polishing the sword. The entire process of sharpening and polishing a Japanese sword to a beautiful shine, from shitaji-togi through final finish polishing, involves a number of different polishing stones.
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Special Workshop by Hirofumi Adachi “I’m Picasso! And I Am Too!”
【Soka Seminar Room, 1F Mori Shusui Museum of Art】
During this event, participants draw one another’s faces, starting with nothing but a blank canvas and colored markers. Artist Hirofumi Adachi provides commentary. After the participants finish their spontaneous works of art, they are placed on display in the 1F Gallery of the museum.
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