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From japanner collection of "container" of possession exhibition congratulating words - industrial arts building - (National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo sponsorship)


From Tuesday, December 11, 2012 to Monday, February 11, 2013
From 10:00 to 17:00 (as for the admission until 30 minutes before closing)

Closed days

On Monday (opened on December 24, January 14, 2013, February 11),
From Friday, December 28 to January 1, 2013 Tuesday (holiday), Tuesday, January 15

Place National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo industrial arts building (Kitanomaru-koen Park 1-1)

Tozai Line "Takebashi Station" 1b exit, an 8-minute walk
Hanzomon Line, Tozai Line, Toei Shinjuku Line "Kudanshita Station" Exit 2, a 12-minute walk

Viewing charges

General 200 yen (100 yen)
University student 70 yen (40 yen)

※() Groups rate more than inner ha 20. All include consumption tax.
With person who lower than high school student and has disability certificate under 18 years old, 65 years old or older
Person of attendance (for one person) is free.
※Each in the case of admission of age such as student identification card, driver's license know,
Please show disability certificate.
※You can see with advantageous admission ticket "MOMAT passport".
※Student, the staff of a school of campus members participation school student identification card or
You can see by the presentation of identification of staff of a school free.

○Plan of the 60th anniversary of the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo opening
★Until January 14, 2013 Monday (holiday)! On birthday, it is free★
One that had on the day you visit in commemoration of the opening 60th anniversary on your birthday,
You can enter free. Certificate which birthday understands in kembaimadokuchi
Please show (driver's licenses). (until January 14, 2013 Monday (holiday))

○Free viewing day
Wednesday, January 2, 2013, Sunday, January 6, Sunday, February 3

Sponsorship National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
Reference Inquiry about exhibition, opening time
03-5777-8600 (hello dial, from 8:00 to 22:00)

Exhibition contents


Mysterious liquid - lacquer which hardens when we touch air, and becomes solid coating. Lacquer was sap gathered by tree of lacquer, but, using property to be made up when we dried, we used tree and Azabu for heart and we were used to sow silver dust to tomen again and decorated gorgeously and did and have been utilized variously for a long time. Lacquer which is liquid is existence not to have firm form by itself, and it may be originally said that it is material playing a role such as "catalyst" which is tied to other material more, and acquires new figure to take shape in lacquer alone.

It hangs both person trouble and cover trouble, and, in spite of being leaving for lacquered practical use side to let it becomes strong protective film, and container last a long time, why is it more that builders are full of form and the beauty of surface decoration? There seem to be circumstances on the master side whom how finished lacquer industrial art object has been used for there.
In the present age, we see scene where lacquerware is used for at special seat commencing with celebration of the New Year. As caliber who conveyed feeling of hospitality as tool which created place of "fine weather" again, lacquerware has been used willingly among other things. It may be still said that lacquer is such a material occupying "special place" in our life.
We arrest in keyword to "congratulate" cultural characteristic that has been succeeded to ceaselessly by material called lacquer and, by book exhibition, think about japanner art in the close present age from such a viewpoint some other time.

"Container" of "possession exhibition congratulating words
Mashiki Masumura << dry lacquer Japanese apricot food basket >> 1967
National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo storehouse




■Artist talk

○shomorikuni* (person of lacquer art)
Schedule: Sunday, December 23, 2012
○Tsunenobu Namiki (person of lacquer art)
Schedule: Sunday, January 27, 2013
Time: 14:00 - 15:00
Place: Industrial arts building venue
※Application unnecessary, participation for free (admission ticket required)

■Gallery talk

Schedule: Sunday, February 10, 2013
Time: 14:00 - 15:00
Place: Industrial arts building venue
※Application unnecessary, participation for free (admission ticket required)

■Touch & talk

Schedule: Every week water, Saturday during session ※Only on Wednesday, January 2, 2013, it is taken a rest.
Time: From 14:00 to 15:00
Place: Industrial arts building venue
※Application unnecessary, participation for free (admission ticket required)

○Kazumi Murose (person of lacquer art)
○Hiroko Yokomizo (University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts associate professor)
○Hitomi Kitamura (National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo chief scientist)

Schedule: Saturday, January 12, 2013
Time: From 10:30 to 12:00
Place: The first floor of National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo (main building) basement hall
※The 10:00 opening
※Application unnecessary, participation for free (150 first arrival)


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