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Tokyo station gallery plan exhibition "Yasunari Kawabata collection tradition and modernism"

Date From April 23, 2016 to June 19
Venue Tokyo station gallery
Opening time
From 10:00 to 18:00 ※On Friday until 20:00
※Until 30 minutes before admission closing
Closed days
On Monday (but we are opened on May 2)
Admission charges
Free of charge lower than general 1,000 yen high school, university student 800 yen junior high student
Tokyo station gallery (East Japan railroad culture foundation)
Yasunari Kawabata memory society
The supervision
Kaori Kawabata (Yasunari Kawabata memory society's director), Mitsuo Hirayama (the councilor), Sumi Higashiyama
Water Hiroshi Harazono (representative from Yasunari Kawabata memory society Tokyo office)

Event contents

Yasunari Kawabata collection
Tradition and modernism

Novelist, Yasunari Kawabata on behalf of Japan known as masterpieces of "The Izu Dancer" "snowy districts." We begin in clay doll of Jomon period and clay image of Burial Mound age, and collection to reach industrial art objects such as picture, Tatsuaki Kuroda or Tokuro Kato in the early modern times including (national treasure) that Buson Yosa vied against << tokumofuruiyukizu >> (national treasure) and Taiga Ikeno of Gyokudo Uragami << jubenjumubezu >> of him tells about deep understanding for the world of art with accuracy of aesthetic sense of Kawabata for the traditional beauty. At the same time Kawabata showed deep understanding for art of modernism and avant garde again. Sculpture of Rodin and sketch of Picasso are interested for works such as Harue Koga, Yayoi Kusama, Hideo Murakami from the start from youth and aim for collection.
This is to be able to say about literary work of Kawabata. Water jar for the tea ceremony of will field in "string of a thousand folded paper cranes" and comfortable bowl, novel coming up of traditional Japanese art work including Buddhist art in "dancing girl" are numerous to mention, but it is similar about work after modern art, and, for example, the writing brush amounts to abstract picture from clay and Matisse, Chagall at "ancient city". Besides, point treated as motif that such an art work affects essential part of novel attracts attention.
Centering on exonumia of Kawabata extending over tradition and both modernism, we put development of literary work such as the above and interchange with literary people in the field of vision, and book exhibition is going to push its way through the world of sense of beauty that is the abyss.

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