Cute Paintings from the Edo period, Part 2

  • April 13, 2013 · 2:30 PM
  • Fuchu Art Museum

For this meetup, we are going to the Fuchu Art Museum to check out the second phase of "Cute Paintings from the Edo period," an exhibition of Japanese paintings on the theme of Kawaii (Cute).

Kawaii (Cute) is the most prevalent aesthetic quality in Japanese popular culture, and this exhibition is organized with an idea that cuteness became a particularly important aspect of Japanese paintings from the Edo period.  The exhibition showcases works from the period which depict various subject matters in adorable and sometime humorous ways. Paintings by Oukyo Maruyama, ink drawings by Gibon Sengai, and woodcuts prints by Kuniyoshi Utagawa are among works included in it.

For number of years, the Fuchu Art Museum has organized an interesting exhibition of art from the Edo period every spring.  I have previously seen two of such exhibitions and thoroughly enjoyed them.  They were entertaining as well as educational.  The first phase of "Cute Paintings from the Edo period" I saw with some meetup members on March 30th was also great.  The second phase of the exhibition will start on April 9th, and the museum will change the majority of works on display for it. I am looking forward to enjoying the show again by seeing those new exhibits.  Hope some of you are interested in joining me.

Location: Fuchu Art Museum (Access Info)
Exhibition to see: Cute Paintings from the Edo period
Meeting Time: 02:30PM (14:30)
Meeting Spot: Around the ticket gate of Figashi-Fuchu Station on the Keio line
Museum Admission Fee: ¥700 (
¥350 for those who bring a ticket stub from the previous visit to the exhibition.)

Description of the exhibition at the museum website (Japanese)
Description of the exhibition at Tokyo Art Beat

Chat session after the show
As usual, let's have a chat session at the end of the event. When we meet up before the exhibition, let's decide where we go after the show.

 

 

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  • Reiko

    Most of works were different from the ones we saw last time.
    I enjoyed 'Kawaii' paintings again!

    1 · April 15, 2013

  • Esther M.

    Thanks as always ^_^ i had a lovely time. Looking forward to the next one.

    1 · April 13, 2013

  • Mikako

    Sorry I took a wrong train too, and am heading back to Chofu! I will meet you all in the museum.

    April 13, 2013

  • Ino

    I am now in the park.
    I will be meeting you at the entrance of the museam.

    April 13, 2013

  • Sarah L.

    Hi! Running late too! Esther, I will wait for you there!

    April 13, 2013

    • Sarah L.

      I mean at the station.

      April 13, 2013

    • Esther M.

      Great Sarah, or I'll wait for you - I managed to beat the system by 5mins or so^_^

      April 13, 2013

  • Kazue

    Sorry I am on a wrong train. So I will catch up at museum.

    April 13, 2013

  • Esther M.

    So sorry but according to the app on my smartphone, I'll only arrive at 14:49. Please go ahead and I'll find you at the museum.

    April 13, 2013

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