Past Exhibition Special Exhibition

The 150th Anniversary of his Birth: Yokoyama Taikan



Art Museum Special Exhibition Gallery

Yokoyama Taikan (1868-1958) is a top artist of modern Japanese painting, known for having painted over 1,500 pictures of Mount Fuji and Metempsychosis, a more than forty-meter long sumi  ink scroll. This is a major retrospective commemorating the 150th anniversary of his birth.

   “A painting has to be painted persistently with your heart.” “A painting reflects the painter himself.” Such remarks may give the impression of a very serious-minded person, but Taikan also had a highly adventurous spirit and a playful mind. In his paintings, he exerted his ingenuity to surprise people and made unremitting efforts to pioneer pictorial representation.

   So as to bring such an image of this artist to light, while paying due attention to Taikan’s young days, presented in this exhibition is a choice selection of approximately ninety works. Not only are there must-see materpieces by Taikan but also newly discovered works, through which you will be able to uncover the charms of Taikan anew.

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Hours & Admissions


Art Museum Special Exhibition Gallery


April 13 – May 27, 2018


10:00-17:00 ( Fridays and Saturdays open until 20:00 )
*Last admission : 30 minutes before closing.


Mondays ( except April 30, 2018 )


Day ticket ( Advance tickets / Group of 20 persons or more )
Adults: ¥1,500( 1,300 )
College / University students: ¥1,100( 900 )
High school students: ¥600( 400 )

*Advance ticket sales period: from January 22 to April 12, 2018
*Including the admission fee for MOMAT collection.
*The price in brackets is for the group of 20 persons or more.
*All prices include tax.
*Junior High school age and under are free of charge.
*Persons with disability and one person accompanying them are admitted free of charge.


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The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
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