The 150th Anniversary of his Birth: Taikan Yokoyama

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The 150th Anniversary of his Birth: Taikan Yokoyama

This retrospective celebrates Taikan Yokoyama, a pioneer of modern Nihonga who was born 150 years ago. Nihonga is the use of traditional Japanese painting techniques combined with Western painting methods. It was established under Tenshin Okakura, a.k.a. Kakuzo Okakura, who was employed at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. At the Yokohama Museum of Art, besides Yokoyama's masterpieces ‘Night Sakura’ and ‘Autumn Leaves', you'll be able to discover a diversity of new artworks and studies never shown before. One of the most impressive pieces is the 40-metre long scroll-painting ‘Metempsychosis', which is considered one of Japan's important cultural properties.

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