Kaii Higashiyama (1908-99) graduated from the Tokyo School of Fine Arts (now Tokyo University of the Arts) before studying in Germany. Upon his return to Japan, however, he was drafted into the Pacific War. The loss of family and personal hardships that Higashiyama endured during World War II are reflected in his paintings, which focused on the escape and beauty that he saw in landscapes.
Eighty works by Higashiyama, including the masterpieces "Afterglow" (1947)and "Road" (1950) are included in this retrospective that explores the artist's affinity with nature. (Yukari Tanaka)
9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (Fri., Sat. till 9 p.m.). Closed Mon.