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.