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‘Hayami Gyoshu and the Elite of the Japan Art Institute’

Yamatane Museum of Art

by Natasha Vik

Staff Writer

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the re-establishment of the Japan Fine Arts Institute (Inten) the Yamatane Museum of Art’s new exhibition showcases the work of Hayami Gyoshu and and other important nihnonga (Japanese-style) painters.

Through the work of a number of prominent Inten artists, the exhibition looks into how the institute sought out ways to adapt traditional nihonga for a modern age. Highlights include Gyoshu’s “Dancing in the Flames,” a designated Important Cultural Propery, as well as paintings by Yokoyama Taikan, Maeda Seison and more; Aug. 10-Oct. 14.

Yamatane Museum of Art; 03-5777-8600; 3-12-36 Hiroo, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo; Ebisu Station, JR Yamanote, Hibiya lines. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. ¥1,000. Closed Mon. (except Sept. 16, 23, Oct. 14), Sept. 17, 24. www.yamatane-museum.jp