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TOKYO

‘Takeuchi Seiho: The Master of Modern Nihonga’

The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

by Marie Omata

Staff Writer

As a founder of nihonga (Japanese-style painting), Takeuchi Seiho (1864-1942)was a pioneer in modernizing traditional Kyoto art. His works were a major influence on many of his younger peers, including Tsuchida Bakusen (1887-1936), and continue to inspire today.

This is the first large-scale exhibition of Seiho’s work since a retrospective show in 1957. More than 100 masterpieces and important works will be on display, some of which are being shown to the public for the first time. In addition to the paintings, approximately 50 other related materials, such as sketches, will be on show; Sept. 3-Oct. 14.

The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo; 03-5777-8600; 3-1 Kitanomaru-koen, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; Takebashi Station, Tozai Line. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Fri. till 8 p.m.) ¥1,300. Closed Mon. (except Sept. 16, 23, Oct. 14), Sept. 17, 24. www.momat.go.jp This exhibition moves to the Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art (Sept. 22-Dec. 1)