A student of Meiji-era painting giants Tomoto Kobori and Tenshin Okakura, Tokyo-born Yukihiko Yasuda rose to the top of the Japanese art world while breathing new life into Okakura's Japan Fine Arts Academy together with fellow Nihonga (modern Japanese-style painting) greats like Taikan Yokoyama. Best known for his portraits of historical figures, Yasuda and his artistic career are introduced rather comprehensively at the National Museum of Modern Art's spring special. In addition to masterpieces like 'Camp at Kisegawa', which depicts a legendary 12th-century samurai battle, and 'Spring in Asuka with Nukada Okimi', used as motif for a commemorative stamp in 1981, the exhibition includes quite a few paintings displayed in public for the very first time. A total of over 100 pieces will be shown, so you should be getting your money's worth.
Note that some of the displays will be changed during the exhibition period.