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Past Special Exhibition

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2019.02.09 - 04.14

Tanuma Takeyoshi: Picturing My Tokyo 1948-1964

Overview

Known for his photographs of children all over the world and his photographic portraits of the era’s most important cultural figures, Tanuma Takeyoshi (b. 1929) remains at the forefront of photography even now at the age of 89. In addition to children and cultural figures, Tanuma has dedicated his life to depicting Tokyo’s shitamachi (old downtown) area, where he was born and raised. Rising up from the burnt-out ruins of World War II, Japan’s capital city embodies a wealth of contradictions and has undergone a series of drastic changes in an effort to revitalize itself. In this exhibition, we focus on Tanuma’s photographs, which capture these aspects, based on three themes: children, shitamachi, and the changing city.

Information

Dates:
February 9, 2019 (Saturday) - April 14, 2019 (Sunday).
Closed:
Mondays except February 11, February 12 (Tuesday).
Hours:
10:00A.M. - 6:00P.M.(Last entry 30 minutes before closing time.)
Place:
Setagaya Art Museum, 1st floor exhibition rooms

Admission

Adults 1,000yen / Seniors(over 65) 800yen / University and high school students 800yen / Junior high and elementary school students 500yen
Group Discount
Adults 800yen / Seniors(over 65) 600yen / University and high school students 600yen / Junior high and elementary school students 300yen
*Discount applies to groups of 20 or more.
*Admission for visitors with disabilities is 500yen. Students with disabilities, and one attendant per visitor with disabilities are admitted free of charge.

Overview

Known for his photographs of children all over the world and his photographic portraits of the era’s most important cultural figures, Tanuma Takeyoshi (b. 1929) remains at the forefront of photography even now at the age of 89. In addition to children and cultural figures, Tanuma has dedicated his life to depicting Tokyo’s shitamachi (old downtown) area, where he was born and raised. Rising up from the burnt-out ruins of World War II, Japan’s capital city embodies a wealth of contradictions and has undergone a series of drastic changes in an effort to revitalize itself. In this exhibition, we focus on Tanuma’s photographs, which capture these aspects, based on three themes: children, shitamachi, and the changing city.