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OUTSIDE TOKYO

‘Tanoshimu Ajiwau: Lyricism of Modern Japanese Paintings’

SHOUHAKU ART MUSEUM

by Daisuke Kikuchi

Staff Writer

The Uemura family’s contribution to Japanese-style painting spans three generations of talented and important artists — Uemura Shoen (1875-1949), her son Shoko (1902-2001) and her grandson Atsushi (1933-). Known for its collection of Japanese-style paintings by all three, the Shouhaku Art Museum’s latest exhibition introduces 14 paintings from the Woodone Museum of Art in Hatsukaishi, Hiroshima Prefecture, to accompany a selection of the Uemura works.

Paintings from the Hiroshima museum include those by significant artists such as Yokoyama Taikan (1868-1958), Hashimoto Kansetsu (1883-1945) and Ono Chikkyo (1889-1979), for an exhibition that illustrates the survival of Japanese aesthetics during the Westernization of culture after World War II; Aug. 12-Sept. 28.

Shouhaku Art Museum; 2-1-4 Tomigaoka, Nara. Gakuenmae Stn. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. ¥820. Closed Mon. 0742-41-6666; www.kintetsu.jp/shohaku