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July 23-Sept. 18

Fujishima Takeji (1867-1943), known for his yōga (Western-style) works, moved to Tokyo to study painting at the age of 17. Later, after three years of teaching at a middle school in Mie Prefecture, he was recommended by Kuroda Seiki (1866-1924) — a painter who championed Western ideas of art in Japan — to be an assistant professor at the Tokyo School of Fine Arts (present-day Tokyo University of the Arts).

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