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'Mt. Fuji, Cherry Blossoms, and Flowers in Spring'

Yamatane Museum of Art

by Sang Woo Kim

Staff Writer

Yamatane Museum of Art is saluting last year’s inclusion of Mount Fuji as a World Cultural Heritage Site with this special and classic exhibition of Mount Fuji works.

The exhibition covers a wide spectrum of history and styles, from Katsushika Hokusai’s ukiyo-e (wood-block print) “Red Fuji” (1830) to the colorfully provocative painting “Medetaki (Auspicious) Fuji” (1991) by Tamako Kataoka.

Sakura (cherry blossoms) and other spring flora, such as peonies, make up the secondary theme of the show, which includes works such as Ono Chikkyo’s “Spring Field” (1944) and Hiroshi Senju’s “Yozakura (Cherry Blossoms in Night)” (2001).

During the run of this exhibition, the selection of paintings on display will change twice, while the ukiyo-e works will change three times; March 11-May 11.

Yamatane Museum of Art; 3-12-36 Hiroo, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo; Ebisu Stn. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. ¥1,200. Closed Mon. 03-5777-8600 www.yamatane-museum.jp