Masterpieces from the Museum Collection
Wed., July.22.2020 ～ Sun., August.30
Exhibited Items Include:
• Tachi Sword Signed “Tsugutada” (Important Cultural Property)
• Tachi Sword Known by the Name “Musashi Ryokai,” Signed “Ryokai”
• After Rain by Yokoyama Taikan
• Path and Waterfall in Autumn by Kawai Gyokudo
• Dry-Lacquered Twelve-Sided Flat-Sided Flask by Kuroda Tatsuaki
• Buddhist Goddesses of Mercy by Munakata Shiko
• Flower-Shaped Ko-Kutani (Old Kutani) Bowl with Design of People under Pine Tree in Polychrome Overglaze Painting
In celebration of the anniversary of the opening of the Shusui Museum of Art, we are proud to present this exhibition of iconic items from the museum's collection. The 2F Exhibition Room features a focus on swords, with a collection of outstanding Japanese swords and sword fittings, while the 3F Exhibition Room features a selection of paintings and craft items by some of the leading Japanese artists of the modern era, as well as folk crafts, antique pottery, and more.
*¥600 per person for groups of 20 or more.
Contact: Shusui Museum of Art
1-3-6 Sengoku-machi, Toyama City, Toyama Prefecture 930-0066
Tel: (076) 425-5700 • Fax: (076) 425-5710
Person in Charge: Sawada
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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