Fifth Anniversary Exhibition: All-Stars of the Okada Collection
The Okada Museum of Art in Hakone celebrates its fifth anniversary by bringing back “stars” of past exhibitions. The five-story, state-of-the-art museum opened in 2013, is home to rare Japanese, Korean and Chinese artwork collected by billionaire entrepreneur Kazuo Okada. The fifth anniversary exhibition features more than 450 pieces of Buddhist artwork, lacquer art, metalwork and jade and glass pieces. Highlights include the ukiyo-e masterpiece, “Fukagawa in the Snow,” by Kitagawa Utamaro (on display through December 28), recently miraculously re-discovered, as well as Ito Jakuchu’s “Phoenix and Peacock,” a set of hanging scrolls once belonging to a feudal lord, which will be on display from September 30–October 10 and December 29–March 30. Other artworks on display include Ogata Korin’s “Ducks and Snow-Covered Pine Trees,” which led to the formation of the Okada Collection, as well as works by Sotatsu, Hokusai, Taikan, Shoen, and Jeongjo (I San).
Image: Kitagawa Utamaro “Fukagawa in the snow” (part) Edo period, Okada Museum of Art