Taro Okamoto Museum of Art TARO OKAMOTO MUSEUM of ART
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  Temporary Exhibition
"“Taro Okamoto:the Traditions of Japan”
 

Period April 27 to June 30 , 2019

Period :April 27 to June 30 , 2019
Admission : Adult 900yen(720yen), Students and Seniors [65 and over,
with ID700yen(560yen),

*Children [15 and under] Free
*( ) parenthesis indicate group discount rates
Closed : Mondays(If Monday is a holiday, then next weekday),the day after national holidays,
December 29 – January 3

Okamoto Taro encountered earthenware from the Jomon-Era for the first time in November, 1951, at the Tokyo National Museum. Impressed by the four-dimensional molding techniques, the following year he presented an essay titled “A Conversation with the Fourth Dimension – An Essay on Jomon Earthenware” to the “Mizue” art magazine. This caused Okamoto to deepen his considerations of what is real Japanese culture and the Japanese sense of beauty – both of which differ with the so called “wabi sabi” Japanese expression for aesthetic beauty – before Japan took in cultural influences from other areas in East Asia, and in 1956 brought to fruition his book titled “Nihon No Dento” (Traditions of Japan). For this book, Okamoto himself photographed cultural matters that he thought of as the real Japan.

Even out of all the photographs that Okamoto ever took, the ones of Jomon earthenware/earthen figures, the Kyoto located ancient temple gardens from the middle ages, etc. attain a priceless level of photographic art. This exhibition, centered on Okamoto’s book, “Nihon No Dento”, is being opened as an opportunity to reconsider through photographs by Okamoto just what are the “Traditions of Japan” for us living today.

  Permanent Exhibition
Closed for construction work
April 27 to October 18, 2019
 
 
 
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