Traditional Japanese paintings were often created in pairs, and though such works would be individually striking, their visual effect is even more powerful when they are viewed together. For example, Chikudo Kishi’s two “Views of Hozukyo” offer a vast panoramic view of the fiercely torrential Hozu river in Kyoto Prefecture.
To highlight the grandness of such combined works, The Museum of Modern Art Shiga is exhibiting a total of 25 pairs of paintings from different genres of Japanese art; till June 3.
The Museum of Modern Art, Shiga; (077) 543 2111; 1740-1, Ogaya-cho, Seta Minami, Otsu, Shiga; Seta Station, JR Biwako Line. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. ¥ 750. Closed Mon. www.shiga-kinbi.jp/?p=15947.