Exhibitions

Past Exhibition Special Exhibition

Close Up Crafts

Date

Location

東京国立近代美術館工芸館

About the Exhibition

Trying to bring out power in materials, and weaving together techniques and expression, craft pieces sometimes show unexpected appearances in textures or details. In those parts that one can discover only when coming close to the piece lurk the secrets of the artist’s expression. Focusing on five modern artists including Suzuki Chokichi (1848–1919), this show tries to get to the truth in the details of their crafts.

List of Exhibits

ArtistBirth/Death No.TitleDateMaterial/TechniqueOwner
SUZUKI, Chokichi1848~19191-1Eagle [National important cultural property]1892bronze, casting inlaid with goldTokyo National Museum
1-2Twelve Falcons1893bronze, casting inlaid with gold, silver, alloy of copper and gold, and alloy of copper and silverThe National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
1-3Sketch for Kiryu Kosho Gaisya1874~91paper, sumi painting, and wash drawingThe University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts
HASHIMOTO Chobei II 
TOKUGAWA Iemitsu, attrib.
●R
★L
1-4Folding screens showing falcons on perchesEdo period (17C)colored paperTokugawa Memorial Foundation
TOMIMOTO, Kenkichi1886~19632-1Large ornamental jar, porcelain, pattern of tororo-aoi, overglaze enamels and silver1929porcelainThe National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
2-2Painting of flowers, scroll1932colored paper, scrollThe National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
2-3Plates, porcelain, each with a different pattern, underglaze blue and copper1933porcelainThe National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
2-4Square dish, floral design, overglaze enamels1937porcelainThe National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
2-5Square dish, thistle design, overglaze enamels1938porcelainThe National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
2-6Square dish, grapevine design, overglaze enamels1938porcelainThe National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
2-7Long, narrow ornamental box, lattice pattern, underglaze blue and overglaze enamels1941porcelainThe National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
2-8Ornamental octagonal box, fern pattern, overglaze enamels, gold and silver1959porcelainThe National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
2-9Ornamental dish, “Moonlit Night in Bamboo Grove”, underglaze blue, overglaze enamels, gold and silver1959porcelainThe National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
2-10Ornamental dish, four-petal flower pattern, overglaze enamels, gold and silver1960porcelainThe National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
2-11Ornamental box, fern pattern, overglaze enamels, gold and silver1960porcelainThe National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
2-12Ornamental jar, four-petal flower pattern, overglaze enamels, gold and silver1960porcelainThe National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
2-13Large ornamental jar, porcelain of ferns, overglaze enamels and gold1960porcelainThe National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
2-14Small hexagonal box, fern pattern overglaze enamels, gold and silver1961porcelainThe National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
OHMURA Seigai, plan; ROKKAKU
Shisui, et. al., production
1868~1927、
1867~1950 et. al.
3-1Inkstone case with the motifs of Horai (legendary mountain), clouds and cranes1917urushi, maki-ehyomonThe University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts
3-2Eight-footed table with the motifs of Horai, clouds and cranes1917urushi, maki-ehyomonPrivate collection
ROKKAKU, Shisui1867~19503-3Reproduction of the bookcase with arabesque patterns and Kalaviṅka motifs, housed in Ninna-ji temple, national treasure.1921urushi, maki-eThe National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
TSUJIMURA, Shoka1867~19293-4Casket for sutras with the motifs of Horaiunknownurushi, maki-ePrivate collection
WATANABE, Kogai1874~19613-5Inkstone case with the motifs of Horai , clouds and cranes, maki-eunknownurushi, maki-e, gold and silver hyomonradenThe University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts
MATSUDA, Gonroku1896~19863-6Low table, design of bush clover in gold and platinum painting1932urushi, dei-ePrivate collection
3-7Tray, floral design, colored-lacquer painting and maki-e1953urushi, maki-eThe National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
3-8Cosmetic box, black pine and oak design, maki-e1955urushi, maki-eThe National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
3-9Ornamental box, yusoku pattern, maki-e and raden inlay1960urushi, maki-eradenThe National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
3-10Ornamental box, bamboo grove design, maki-e and bachiru inlay1965urushi, maki-ebachiruThe National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
3-11Ornamental box with design of pine tree in maki-e.1966urushi, maki-eradenIshikawa Prefectural Museum of Art
3-12Bowls, bamboo design, maki-e and colored lacquer1967urushi, maki-eThe National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
3-13Ornamental box “Red Dragonflies”, maki-ehyomon inlay, mother of pearl on lacquered wood1969urushi, maki-eradenThe National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
3-14Tea caddy, pine and cherry blossom design, maki-e1969urushi, maki-eraden inlayThe National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
3-15Two-tier table, black pine and bird design, bachiru inlay and maki-e1972urushi, maki-ebachiruThe National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
3-16Tea caddy, “Looking up Mt. Fuji from Miho Pine Beach”, maki-e and rankaku1977urushi, maki-erankakuThe National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
MORIGUCHI, Kako1909~20084-1Kimono, “Early Spring”1955silk, yuzen dyeingThe National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
4-2Kimono with pine motifs1955silk, yuzen dyeingThe Museum of Modern Art, Shiga
4-3Kimono, “Fragrance”1956silk, yuzen dyeingThe National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
4-4Kimono, “Spring Sunbeams”1958silk, yuzen dyeingThe National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
4-5Kimono, “Fragrance of Four Seasons”1959silk, yuzen dyeingThe National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
4-6Kimono, “Fragrant Shadow”1959silk, yuzen dyeingThe National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
4-7Kimono, chrysanthemum petal pattern, yuzen dyeing on tsumugi silk1960silk, yuzen dyeingThe National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
4-8Kimono, “Swift Stream”1961silk, yuzen dyeingThe National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
4-9Kimono, “Crisp Autumn”1964silk, yuzen dyeingThe National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
4-10Kimono, “Light”1964silk, yuzen dyeingThe National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
4-11Kimono, “Fragrant Wind”1967silk, yuzen dyeingThe National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
4-12Kimono, “Chrysanthemums”1970silk, yuzen dyeingThe National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
4-13Kimono, “Bamboo Hedge of the Katsura Villa”1972silk, yuzen dyeingThe National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
4-14Kimono, plum tree design1973silk, yuzen dyeingThe National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
4-15Kimono, “Two types of flower design”1980silk, yuzen dyeingThe National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
4-16Kimono, “Twin floral patterns”1983silk, yuzen dyeingThe Museum of Modern Art, Shiga
4-17Kimono, “Robe of Feathers”1984silk, yuzen dyeingThe Museum of Modern Art, Shiga
ONAGI, Yoichi1931~5-1The Nude Bride1972cotton, tubular weavingKyoto Municipal Museum of Art
5-2Red Glove1976cotton, tubular weavingThe National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

About Artists

  • Suzuki Chokichi
    • 1848-1919/metal works
  • Tomimoto Kenkichi
    • 1886-1963/ceramics
  • Matsuda Gonroku
    • 1896-1986/lacquerware
  • Moriguchi Kako
    • 1909-2008/textiles
  • Onagi Yoichi
    • 1931- /textiles

Events & Education

Gallery Talk

Date

2013.10.20(Sun)
2013.11.17(Sun)

Time

14:00~15:00

Free Program ( But Museum admission required. )

*Offered in Japanese only

Touch and Talk: Tour with our volunteer staff members

Date

Every Wednesday, Saturday

Time

14:00~15:00

Free Program ( But Museum admission required. )

*Offered in Japanese only

Hours & Admissions

Location

Crafts Gallery

Date

2013.9.14(Sat)-12.8(Sun)
*Some works interchange.
☆=1st period(~October 20)
★=2nd period(October 22~)

Time

10:00 – 17:00
※Last admission is 30 minutes before closing.

Closed

Closed on Mondays (except September 16, 23, October 14, and November 4), September 17, 24, October 15 and November 5, 2013

Admission

Adults: ¥500 (¥350)
Student(college/university): ¥300(¥150)

*All prices include tax.
*The price in brackets is for the group of 20 persons or more.
*Free for high school students and under 18.
*Persons with disability and one person accompanying them are admitted free of charge.

Free Admission Days

November 3(Sun.)

Organizer

The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

Cooperated

Toppan Printing Co., Ltd.
Nagano University
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