Past Exhibitions

  • November 1– December 15, 2019

Special Display of Rediscovered Tsukiji Akashi-cho Town of Kaburaki Kiyokata

Kaburaki Kiyokata was born in Kanda, Tokyo and started his career as an illustrator. The Japanese-style painter was ranked with Uemura Shoen among bijinga (portraits of beauties) specialists. This year, our museum acquired one his famous masterpiece, Tsukiji Akashi-cho Town that had been missing since 1975, along with Shintomi-cho Town and Hama-cho Gashi Zone. The three works form a trilogy. In celebration of the acquisition, we are pleased to give a special exhibition that unveils the trilogy and presents Kaburaki’s works in our collection. This small but gorgeous show features the cream of his masterpieces including Portrait of San’yutei Encho, an Important Cultural Property, and Monthly Manners and Customs of the Meiji Period, a set of twelve scrolls.

Special Display of Rediscovered Tsukiji Akashi-cho Town of Kaburaki Kiyokata List

Let’s Talk Art! Featuring Kaburaki Kiyokata

During the exhibition period of “Special Display of Rediscovered ‘Tsukiji Akashi-cho Town’ of Kaburaki Kiyokata,” participants in the “Let’s Talk Art!” program will be introduced to one work of the painter. Are “traditional lives of ordinary people” and “beautiful harmony between the seasons and people” seen in Kiyokata’s works unique to Japan? Are there similar sensibilities in other countries? When were the “good old days” in respective countries? We hope that the “Special Display of Rediscovered ‘Tsukiji Akashi-cho Town’ of Kaburaki Kiyokata” and his works will provide an opportunity to learn another charm of this country and talk about different cultures and values.

Check here → “Let’s Talk Art!”

6:30PM–7:30PM (meeting time 6:15PM) on Fridays,
November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and December 13, 2019

*pre-registration necessary

Fee (including museum admission)
  Adult (18–64) 1,500 yen
Discount with ID below (Show your ID)
  College student 1,250 yen
  Senior (65+) or Minor (11–17) 1,000 yen

Pre-registration ⇒ “Tiqets” website

Tickets on the day
If there are any vacancies, tickets are available at the museum ticket office from 10:00 AM to 6:15 PM on the day.

*This is an English conversation gallery program.
*For people aged 11 or over
*On time start: Meeting in the museum lobby (1st floor) at 6:15 PM.

*Late comers can neither participate in the session nor get refunds.
*No additional admission necessary only when a participant enters the Special Display during the “Let’s Talk Art! Featuring Kaburaki Kiyokata” program.


Collection Gallery Room 10

November 1 – December 15, 2019

10:00 – 17:00 (10:00 – 20:00 on Fridays and Saturdays)
*Last admission is 30 minutes before closing.
※Closed on Mondays (except November 4),November 5, 2019 →See also Monthly Calendar
Adults ¥800 (600)
College and university students ¥400 (300)
*The price in brackets is for the group of 20 persons or more. All prices include tax.
*Free for high school students; under 18; and those with disability certificates and one person accompanying each of them.
Free Admission Day:
November 3.
The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
Agency for Cultural Affairs
Japan Arts Council

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