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“Equestrian Kings of Kings and Horses Folding Screen and Matsuura Folding Screen – Cross-border Art -” at Yamato Bunkakan

2022.04.13

From April 8th (Fri) to May 15th (Sun), 2022, we will hold an exhibition “Equestrian Kings of Taisei and Horses Folding Screen and Matsuura Folding Screen-Cross-border Art-” at Yamato Bunkakan.
In this exhibition, the important cultural property “Equestrian Kings of Kings and Horses” in the Suntory Museum of Art and the national treasure “Matsuura Folding Screen” of the museum will be the center of the art that crosses the boundaries of the eastern and western civilizations and is rooted in each area. Look at various aspects of crafts. Please enjoy the many sculptures that are full of exotic tastes.

Christianity was introduced to Japan in the middle of the 16th century. Music and paintings that directly appeal to people’s sensibilities were used for missionary work. Eventually, some Japanese believers will produce Western musical instruments and Western-style paintings.

The paintings drawn under the guidance of a missionary in a short period of time until the Tokugawa Shogunate adopted a ban on religious affairs are called “early Western-style paintings”, and the representative work is “Taisei King Houjou Zoufu”.

The buds of early Western-style paintings are plucked by the persecution of Christianity, but even so, the women depicted in “Matsuura Fengfu” wear rosaries as necklaces and love Western-style things as if they were playing card games. Such a trend remained persistent.

Special exhibition: Equestrian Kings of Kings and Horses Folding Screen and Matsuura Folding Screen – Cross-border Art –

Session: From April 8th (Fri) to May 15th (Sun), 2022, some exhibitions will be changed.
Closed days: Every Monday
Opening hours: 10:00am to 5:00pm (admission is until 4:00 pm)
Admission fee: General 630 yen High school / university student 420 yen Elementary / junior high school student free

Events during the session

Special lecture: Global transportation with an image that can be read from “Equestrian Kings of Taixi”

Date: Sunday, May 1, 2022
Location: At the auditorium from 2:00 pm
Lecturer: Professor Hironari Okada, Graduate School of Letters, Osaka University

Sunday Art Museum “Landscape with Nanban people”

Date: Sunday, April 24, 2022
Location: At the auditorium from 2:00 pm
Lecturer: Mari Izumi, Director of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Yamato Bunkakan

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Date: Every Saturday
Explanation: Yamato Bunkakan, Faculty of Arts and Sciences

*Participation is free, but an admission fee is required.
*The maximum capacity of the auditorium is 100 people (first-come-first-served basis).

>Yamato Bunkakan official website

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