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Okura Shukokan Special Exhibition 120th Anniversary "The Ox Man Exhibition - The Genius of showa Ink Painting Platform"

Period: Nov 2, 2021 - Jan 10, 2022
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A unique ink painter (1901-1984) who made solitude and sake his best friends. A solitary painter who did not attach to a particular teacher or belong to an art group, and carried out a freewheeling way of life that placed supreme value on art, Ushijin pioneered his own world of ink painting through the technique of "thirst brush" (fixing ink as if imprinting on hemp paper with a thirsty brush). The brush, which combines boldness and delicacy, coexists with thin and graceful brush lines, and in a white and black screen with extremely few intermediate layers, deformed and unique morphological expressions give a strange tension.
This exhibition is composed of the painting industry of the ox man into three chapters, and introduces the world of the genius and ox man of ink painting, including works related to early design production, centering on masterpieces of ink painting.

Hours10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (last admission at 4:30 p.m.)
HolidayEvery Monday (except January 10), Year-end and New Year holidays (December 29 to January 1)
AdmissionAdults: 1,300 yen / University and high school students: 1,000 yen / Junior high school students and younger free
* For various discounted rates, please refer to the "Usage Guide" on the Okura Shukokan website.


2-10-3 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo
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