The Lineage of Modern Japanese Art

The Lineage of Modern Japanese Art

Open all days from 10am to 6pm / Free admission

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On the 1st Edition of the Kashima Arts Special Exhibition Series: “The Lineage of Modern Japanese Art”

Following the Meiji restoration, the introduction of Western art had incredible influence over Japanese painting and, in turn, forced Japanese artists to redefine themselves and rebuild a stronger identity. In times of great uncertainty, the paintbrush paved the way for innovation, and, today, these traces remain unfazed.
This Autumn, Kashima Arts will revisit and commemorate the ultimate masters of Japanese modern painting.

Exhibition Highlights

1. See & buy works by leading modern Japanese painting masters

Offering approximately 40 works from the Meiji to the Showa period (1868-1989), this exhibition is an opportunity to see the works of key painters who marked their names in the history of modern Japanese art, all in one place.

2. View artworks in the safety of your home

With the COVID-19 outbreak, the implementation of new measures has been necessary to ensure the wellbeing of everyone. To allow for the enjoyment of art and the safety of all, Kashima Arts will prepare free in-house digital catalogs of all exhibited works. Digital catalogs can be accessed on smartphones and computer devices, so customers may view works anywhere- such as in the pleasure and safety of their home. For first time customers, please email Kashima Arts (intl@kashima-arts.co.jp) to register for this offer. 

Yokoyama Taikan
"Mt. Fuji in Spring"
Hishida Shunso
“Bird and Persimmons”
Kayama Matazo
Foujita Tsuguharu
“Girl with a Cat”
Higashiyama Kaii,

Event Summary

Kashima Arts Special Exhibition Series 1st Edition: “The Lineage of Modern Japanese Art”


From the 12th (Saturday) to the 22th of September (Tuesday)

Open daily during exhibition from 10am to 6pm / Free entry

Number of works

Approx 40 pieces

Featured Artists

Yokoyama Taikan, Hishida Shunso, Hashimoto Gaho, Kishida Ryusei, Kayama Matazo, Foujita Tsuguharu, Kumagai Morikazu, Higashiyama Kaii and more.


Kashima Arts
3-3-2 Kyobashi Chuo-ku, Tokyo
TEL +81 (0)3-3276-0700
FAX +81 (0)3-3276-0701
E-mail intl@kashima-arts.co.jp

1 min walk from Tokyo Metro Ginza line, Kyobashi Station, exit 3
2 min walk from Tokyo Metro Yurakucho line, Ginza Ichome station, exit 7
6 min walk from JR Tokyo station, Yaesu South exit

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