Star illustrator and pupil condor of late Tokugawa period Meiji
Kyosai Kawanabe (kawanabekyosai, 1831-1889) is born by the late Tokugawa period and becomes a disciple of ukiyoe artist Kuniyoshi Utagawa at 6 years old, and we throw on Kano group at 9 years old, and put the legitimate study away, and it is called itself "image ogre" by the late Tokugawa period by Meiji and is illustrator who won great popularity. On the other hand, British architect Josiah Conder (1852-1920) who designed Mitsubishi Building No. 1 was invited to the government and visited Japan in 1877 (Meiji 10) and left great achievement for Japanese modern architecture. He was Japanese aesthete and we were apprenticed to akatsukisai and learned painting and introduced work of teacher abroad. By book exhibition, you see unconventional painting to have from dignity of akatsukisai which he loves and respects to humor by approximately 120 points of perfect gems (display spare existence) of inside and outside the country for various genres with business results of condor in commemoration of the Mitsubishi Museum Building No.1 opening fifth anniversary.
■Master and pupil love of Kyosai Kawanabe and Josiah Conder
With British architect Josiah Conder who designed Mitsubishi Building No. 1, we bear master and pupil love of popular illustrator, Kyosai Kawanabe of Meiji by the late Tokugawa period. "akatsukisaikakunichiki where condor and close interchange of akatsukisai are seen in," condor displays works which sketched akatsukisai representing picture while traveling.
■Reevaluation of akatsukisai named "image ogre"
We introduce wide painting not to fit in into model in one of a kind of illustrator, Kyosai Kawanabe who took in ukiyoe print and various factions of Edo by approximately 120 points of various genres while playing an active part for the Meiji period from the late Tokugawa period, and succeeding legitimate Kano group.
■Domestic and foreign valuable works such as works returning in Japan after an interval of approximately 100 years gather
Black-and-white drawing of akatsukisai which Metropolitan Museum of Art possesses returns after an interval of approximately 100 years. In addition, including (we deposit Kyoto National Museum) which akatsukisai gave for condor << figure of Yamato beautiful woman screen >>, first public exhibition work of Kawanabe Kyosai Memorial Museum possession, we display valuable work.