Okumura Togyu & the Japanese Painters of the Tsubakikai
30 September (Thu) to 23 December (Thu), 2004
This exhibition featured the work of Okumura Togyu, one of the most representative Japanese-style painters of the twentieth century, along with pieces by members of the Shiseido-sponsored third Tsubakikai exhibition.
The Tsubakikai exhibition is an artists exhibition group initiated by Shiseido in 1947 with the aim of supporting artistic culture. The third Tsubakikai exhibition ran from 1974 to 1990, exhibiting works of Japanese-style painting, Western-style painting, and sculpture. This exhibition displayed thirty of these works, including seven by Okumura Togyu and others by nine artists particularly in line with the Shiseido style, including Iwahashi Eien, Uemura Shoko, Takayama Tatsuo, Yamamoto Kyujin, Ono Chikkyo, Okuda Genso, Hieda Kazuho, Komatsu Hitoshi, and Yoshida Yoshihiko.
This exhibition showed the works of the Japanese-style painters who took the stage with the third Tsubakikai exhibition, giving a full sense of a particular period in post-war Japanese-style painting.