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"Challenge to Matabee Iwasa and Genji picture -" <classic> of the 50th anniversary of the Idemitsu Museum of Arts opening

Date From Sunday, January 8, 2017 to Sunday, February 5
From 10:00 to 17:00 (as for the admission until 16:30)
On Friday until 19:00 (as for the admission until 18:30)
Closed days Every Monday (but we are opened on January 9)
Place Idemitsu Museum of Arts
(the ninth floor of the elevator for exclusive use of the ninth floor of Marunouchi 3-1-1 emperor drama building Idemitsu)
Access JR "Yurakucho Station" International Forum Exit, a 5-minute walk
Yurakucho Line "Yurakucho Station," it is Toei Mita Line "Hibiya Station" Exit B3, a 3-minute walk
Hibiya Line, Chiyoda Line "Hibiya Station"
Exit B3, a 3-minute walk via Yurakucho Line area basement connecting walkway
Admission charges General 1,000 yen / amount of, very much true 700 yen (discounted by for each 200 yen more than 20 groups)
Free of charge (but companion of protector is necessary) lower than junior high student
※Person having disability certificate is discounted by 200 yen, and one sono caregiver is free
Sponsorship Idemitsu Museum of Arts, Yomiuri Shimbun
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TEL: 03-5777-8600

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Memory of the 50th anniversary of the opening

Matabee Iwasa and Genji picture

   ―<classic> heno challenge

The Tale of Genji Nonomiya figure Matabee Iwasa Momoyama - Edo era museum piece Idemitsu Museum of Arts

It is exhibition which paid attention to picture of illustrator, Matabee Iwasa (iwasamatabee 1578-1650) who played an active part early in the Edo era from Momoyama era particularly work (Genji picture) which took subject in interesting "The Tale of Genji" of court literature.
By rebellion of Murashige, was forced to make living by literary arts and picture while being born as child (for another view grandchild) of war-torn country military commander, Murashige Araki (is rough seem to steam 1536-86); is soldier of the Imperial Guard again. Could speak technique of various pictures, and worked on greed in every Japanese and Chinese subject; image area of soldier of the Imperial Guard is really extensive again. One of the motifs that soldier of the Imperial Guard continued pouring will into for life consistently again in that has Genji picture. In addition, how would soldier of the Imperial Guard challenge difficult theme that should be called classic of these classics? While we add Genji picture by illustrators who lived in the times same as soldier of the Imperial Guard again mainly on Genji picture of soldier of the Imperial Guard at this exhibition again, and they are sincere, and they learn tradition, it is past and, by free, flexible idea that there is not of being kept in it, introduces state bringing about unprecedented fresh Genji picture.
In 2017, wielded paintbrush in Kyoto and Fukui till then; hit in commemorative year for 380 years after soldier of the Imperial Guard moved base of activity to Edo again. Therefore was called <initiator of ukiyoe print>; to think about what kind of stimulation picture of soldier of the Imperial Guard gave ukiyoe artists of Edo again, "The Tale of Genji and "10 tatami Genji" containing picture" Moronobu Hishikawa (whether is hishikawamoronobu -1694) But, investigate relations with soldier of the Imperial Guard again while cultured people descending from Teitoku Matsunaga (matsunagateitoku 1571-1653) of classicist in poet, haiku poets including "osana Genji" said to that was in charge of cut of Edo version are engaged, and block takes up done summary book (kougaisho) (digest of "The Tale of Genji").

genshibutsugokakucho (flower party) Mitsuyoshi Tosa about 1613 (Keicho 18)
Important cultural property Kyoto National Museum 
Figure of The Tale of Genji screen (migisekibufun) Kachitomo Iwasa Edo era Idemitsu Museum of Arts




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