The Yamatane Museum of Art has reopened on May 15 but will shorten opening hours.
Around 60 works are up for display – you will see a vast mosaic of petals and leaves at the Yamatane Museum’s 55th anniversary special exhibition. Since ancient times, artists in Japan across disciplines have loved flowers. Working off of the Chinese-style floral and vegetal art of the Middle Ages, artists after the Meiji Period sought new expressions maintaining the aesthetics of the past, but integrating Western painting techniques and modern sensibilities. This exhibition focuses on modern and contemporary Japanese painting, like Taikan Yokoyama’s cherry blossoms, Kokei Kobayashi’s lotus petals and Gyoshu Hayami’s camellias.
Image: Kokei Kobayashi, Lotus Flowers. Color on Silk, Showa Period, 1932; Yamatane Museum of Art
Yamatane Museum of Art
Hiroo 3-12-36, Shibuya-ku