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休館日

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Exhibitions

Special Exhibition to Commemorate the Museum’s Opening The Beauty of Morihiro Hosokawa and Treasures of Eisei Bunko

Sat., June.11.2016 ~ Sun., September.04

【3F Exhibition Room】

We are pleased to present this exhibition of works by Morihiro Hosokawa, as well as works from the Eisei Bunko Museum collection, in celebration of the museum’s opening. Morihiro Hosokawa is a versatile artist, having worked in such diverse media as pottery, calligraphy, and painting. Today, he is solely focused on producing screen and wall paintings for Yakushiji Temple. This exhibition features a broad variety of items, exploring Hosokawa’s pedigree as an artist. His pottery work on display focuses on teacups, as well as water pitchers, Buddhist sculpture, and more. The exhibition also features other tea ceremony items, such as chashaku tea scoops and mounted scrolls. In addition to these, there are exhibits of byobu folding screens, as well as calligraphy, oil paintings, lacquer artwork, and other paintings, providing a complete sense of Hosokawa’s incredibly diverse skills as an artist. This exhibition also features items on loan from the collection of the Eisei Bunko Museum, for which Morihiro Hosokawa serves as the administrative director. The Eisei Bunko Museum was established in 1950 by Morihiro Hosokawa’s grandfather, Moritatsu Hosokawa, who was the sixteenth feudal lord of the Kumamoto Domain (in modern-day Kumamoto Prefecture). This museum collects and preserves works of art...

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