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KANTO

“Mono no Aware and Japanese Beauty”

Suntory Museum of Art

by Delilah Romasanta

Staff Writer

Traditional Japanese art has long shaped outsider’s perception of Japanese culture. The precise, yet seemingly fluid lines create a feeling of serenity and wisdom that is very reflective of the Japanese culture. From April 17 to June 16, the Suntory Museum of Art will play host to such meaningful artworks.

The exhibition will present the themes of kacho fugetsu (flower, birds, wind, moon) and setsugekka (snow, moon, flowers) and their reflective nature in artwork. Highlighted will be how the concept of mono no aware (the pathos of things) influences the artwork to produce something uniquely Japanese; till June 16.

Suntory Museum of Art; (03) 3479-8600; Tokyo Midtown Gardenside 9-7-4 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo; Roppongi Station, Hibiya Line. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Fri., Sat., April 28, May 2, 5 till 8 p.m.). ¥1,300. Closed Tue. (except April 30). The exhibits will be changed during the exhibition period. www.suntory.com/sma