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Suntory Museum of Art "the genealogy of the style of play"

Period: Jun 26, 2019 - Aug 18
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"Not to play and to be born" is a famous passage of the song Collection "Harigenhisocashou" of the late Heian period. This exhibition focuses on "play", a theme of art, and looks at the transition of each enjoyment that men and women are absorbed in, such as Suroku, Karuta, dance and fashion.
In particular, many of the finest masterpieces in the Early Modern era "Yuraku figure" gather together, and it is an unprecedented opportunity to explore the relationship between life and play. This exhibition is especially about the expression of each person playing in the "fun figure". A smile is exchanged innocently at a certain time, and the secret of play and the art to live the Vale are delivered the time when it is thought to play in a listless way.

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