Past Exhibition Special Exhibition

Modern Age in Japanese Sculpture: From Its Beginnings through the 1960s



Art Museum Special Exhibition Gallery

About the Exhibition

It was as late as around 1890 when Western sculptural techniques were fully introduced into Japan, a country with the native tradition of sculpture such as Buddhist statues and decorative objects. “Modern sculpture” in Japan started in the 1910s to the 1920s when excellent bronzes were produced by Kotaro Takamura and Morie Ogiwara who empathized with Auguste Rodin, and the traditional art of wood carving experienced renovation. Presenting a hundred epoch-making pieces, this exhibition tries to provide a general survey of modern Japanese sculpture from its birth to postwar works produced in the 1960s.


Hours & Admissions


Art Museum Special Exhibition Gallery


November 13 – December 24, 2007


10:00-17:00 (Friday is 10:00-20:00)
*Last admission is 30 minuites before closing.


Closed on Mondays (except December 24, 2007)

Traveling from

The Miyagi Museum of Art August 7-September 17, 2007
Mie Prefectural Art Museum September 26-November 4, 2007

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