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Past Special Exhibition

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2010.03.13 - 05.09

The World of Wood-block Prints by Sumio Kawakami
from the Collection of Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts

Overview

Enjoying through all ages and countries

Sumio Kawakami (1895-1972), born in Yokohama and raised in Tokyo, became a high school teacher in Utsunomiya and began making woodblock prints in 1921 when he was 26 years old. He stayed in Utsunomiya until his death 50 years later, except for three years during the war. He created a unique artistic world in woodblock prints with ideas based on daily life in the city, an interest in the late Edo and early Meiji period, and nostalgia for his childhood. This exhibition presents more than 300 of Kawakami’s prints from the collection of the Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts, divided into two exhibition periods.

Information

Dates:
March 13, 2010(Saturday) - May 9(Sunday), Museum closed on Mondays without March 22 and May 3(special closed March 23 and April 13)
Hours:
10:00 A.M.-6:00 P.M. Visitors must enter 30 minutes before closing time.
Place:
Setagaya Art Museum, 1st floor exhibition rooms
Admission:
General 1,000(800), college and high school students / 65 and older 800(640), junior high ,elementary school students 500(400)
Amount in parentheses applies to groups of 20 or more.
The ticket price for handicapped person is 600 yen, and a helper is free. All handicapped persons in college, high school, junior high and elementary schools is free.
Organizer:
Setagaya Art Museum

Overview

Enjoying through all ages and countries

Sumio Kawakami (1895-1972), born in Yokohama and raised in Tokyo, became a high school teacher in Utsunomiya and began making woodblock prints in 1921 when he was 26 years old. He stayed in Utsunomiya until his death 50 years later, except for three years during the war. He created a unique artistic world in woodblock prints with ideas based on daily life in the city, an interest in the late Edo and early Meiji period, and nostalgia for his childhood. This exhibition presents more than 300 of Kawakami’s prints from the collection of the Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts, divided into two exhibition periods.