Modern Japanese Painting

  From the Meiji period onwards, the Japanese art world was alive with creative activity. This period saw the staging of several state-sponsored exhibitions, such as the Bunten and Teiten exhibitions. It also saw the formation of various artistic groups. Starting with the Kyoto painters who served as Takeuchi Seiho’s teachers and pupils, this museum’s collection includes works by artists who pursued their own unique paths within art groups across Japan.

Kono Bairei: The Teaching of Mencius’ Mother Cutting the Threads of a Loom

c. 1881 (Meiji 14)

Taniguchi Kokyo: Young Bamboo

(left screen)  Meiji Period

Taniguchi Kokyo: Young Bamboo

(right screen)  Meiji Period

Nishimura Goun: Hungry Fox in Unmelted Snow   1903 (Meiji 36)

Tsuchida Bakusen: The Lingering Sun

1905 (Meiji 39)

Chigusa So’on: Tightrope Walker

1910–1920 (late Meiji–mid-Taisho Period)

Nishiyama Suisho: Sumo Wrestling

(left screen)   c. 1909 (Meiji 42)

Nishiyama Suisho: Sumo Wrestling

(right screen)   c. 1909 (Meiji 42)

Hashimoto Kansetsu: Crane Resting on Waves with Sun  1910–1940

 (Taisho–early-Showa Period)

Ishizaki Koyo: Spring Day  (left screen)

1914 (Taisho 3)

Ishizaki Koyo: Spring Day  (right screen)

1914 (Taisho 3)

Hada Teruo: Compassion – Mikanohara

c. 1923 (Taisho 12)

Konoshima Kokoku: Mushroom Gathering

(left screen)  1924 (Taisho 13)

Konoshima Kokoku: Mushroom Gathering   (right screen)  1924 (Taisho 13)

Mori Shumei: Seated Child

1925 (Taisho 14)

Mashibara Soichi: Summer Evening

1926 (Taisho 15)

Miki Suizan: Meien Park  (left screen)

1936 (Showa 11)

Miki Suizan: Meien Park  (right screen)

1936 (Showa 11)