“Nihon Gadan no Fuunji — Nakamura Masayoshi: Aratanaru Zenbo”


by Tomohiro Osaki

Staff Writer

Known for his strong subversion of traditional Japanese art values, nihonga (Japanese-style) artist Masayoshi Nakamura (1924-1977) found beauty in what others might have been considered as ugly. His determination in pursuing unconventional aesthetics led him to become one of the pioneers of avant-garde painting in Japan.

This exhibition presents Nakamura’s innovative works, while also shedding some light on his private-life and his struggle with lung cancer; till April 1.

Nerima Art Museum; (03) 3577-1821; 1-36-16, Nukui, Nerima-ku, Tokyo; Nakamurabashi Station, Seibu Ikebukuro Line. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. ¥500. Closed Mon. www.city.nerima.tokyo.jp/