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OUTSIDE TOKYO

‘Light and Illumination’

Asahi Beer Oyamazaki Villa Museum of Art

by Jordan Sievers

Staff Writer

Light is an integral aspect of all forms of artistic expression, whether it’s portrayed in paintings, captured in ceramic glazes or created as man-made illuminations. This exhibition displays some of the most famous artistic expressions of light by many of the world’s most-respected artists.

Featured paintings include those by Claude Monet and Georges Rouault, with ceramic works from Kanjiro Kawai. Also on display are stained-glass and room-lighting fixtures that were originally used to illuminate the venue, Oyamazaki Villa; Sept. 21-April 13.

Asahi Beer Oyamazaki Villa Museum of Art; 075-957-3123; 5-3 Zenihara, Oyamazaki-cho, Otokuni-gun, Kyoto; Yamazaki Station, JR Kyoto Line. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. ¥900. Closed Mon. (except Nov. 18, 25, Dec. 2, 9, 24), Sept. 24, Oct. 15, Nov. 5, Dec. 26-Jan. 3, Jan. 14-16. www.asahibeer-oyamazaki.com