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Exhibitions

Temporary Exhibition Produced through Collaboration between the Shusui Museum of Art, the Toyama Municipal Folk Museum, and the Sato Memorial Art Museum Toyama Invitation to Japanese Culture: Three Stories from Toyama
Items from the Collection of the Shusui Museum of Art The Sparkle of Hokkoku-Mono: Celebrated Swords of the Hokuriku Region

Sat., June.02.2018 ~ Sun., August.26

【2F Exhibition Room】

Since long ago, swords made in the Hokuriku region have been known as Hokkoku-mono, or “items from the Hokkoku region,” and these swords were known for unique characteristics such as their dark jigane. This exhibition focuses on works by swordmakers from Etchu Province (modern-day Toyama Prefecture), which make up a large part of the museum’s collection, as well as other celebrated swords, past and present, from the three prefectures of the Hokuriku region. From the late Kamakura period (late 13th to early 14th c.) through the Nanbokucho period (14th c.), Etchu Province was home to outstanding swordmakers like Norishige, said to have been a senior apprentice to the great swordmaker Masamune, and Go no Yoshihiro, who was active in the Matsukura area of modern-day Uozu City, and who was once regarded as one of Japan’s three finest swordmakers. Around this time, Konyudo Kunimitsu, founder of the Uda school of swordmaking, moved here from Yamato Province (in modern-day Nara Prefecture); the works produced by this school have been highly acclaimed. This exhibition also includes an overview of celebrated Hokkoku-mono from Kaga Province to the west (in modern-day Ishikawa Prefecture), produced by such swordmakers as Kashu Sanekage, Fujishima Tomoshige, and Kanewaka, who...

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Event

Talk Event by Shigeyuki Yamamoto, Honorary President of the Toyama Municipal Family Park Zoo
“Reading the Scenery of an Era through Pictures”

Sun., December.17.2017

【Soka Seminar Room, 1F Mori Shusui Museum of Art】

The museum’s current exhibition, Mountains Clad in Autumn, Sleeping in Winter: The Four Seasons in Modern Japanese Paintings, features a number of works depicting animals and nature. At this fun talk event, Shigeyuki Yamamoto, the honorary president of the Toyama Municipal Family Park Zoo, discusses the works on display at this exhibition, and shares anecdotes from his personal life, with a focus on the beauty and wonder of animals and nature. Background Information on Shigeyuki Yamamoto Honorary president of the Toyama Municipal Family Park Zoo. After graduating from Takaoka High School, attended the Ritsumeikan University College of Social Sciences (dropped out). Yamamoto returned to Toyama, drawn by a combination of his interest in participating in the planning of Toyama Municipal Family Park Zoo, and the allure of the Northern Alps. He has been involved in the operation of Toyama Municipal Family Park Zoo and the Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums ever since. In April of 2017, he resigned from his role as president of Toyama Municipal Family Park Zoo, and was appointed as honorary president. Regular Publication: “Discussions on Various Topics: People and Animals, in Villages, Mountains, and Hot Springs,” published every Tuesday in Kyodo NEWSmart (starting Apr. 2, 2017)...

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