During the late1800s, westernization in Japan brought about a new art style — yōga, for which Japanese artists emulated western conventions and techniques, inspired in particular by European painters.
The collection on show presents more than 200 yōga works, paying particular homage to renowned artists Shigeru Aoki and Ryusei Kishida. Two public lectures will also be held: “On the relationship with Shibakawa Terukichi and Fujii Tatsukichi” and “Painters around Shibakawa Terukichi”; till June 30.
The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto; (075) 761-4111; Okazaki Enshoji-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto; Higashiyama Station, Tozai Line. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (Fri. till 8 p.m.). ¥1,200. Closed Mon. www.momak.go.jp/English
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