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Masterpiece Exhibition “Artist and Life: From the works of Tatsuko Kawabata in his later years”

 Across from the Ryushi Memorial Hall, which celebrated its 60th anniversary this year, there is the studio and former residence of Japanese painter Ryushi Kawabata (1885-1966) where he spent his later years.Her painter started living here when she was 35, and she lived there until her death at the age of 80.The old house, which was rebuilt after the war and became his final residence, and the studio, which withstood the blast of the air raid, are now preserved in Tatsushi Park.The spacious 60-tatami mat studio for painting large-scale works and the old house, which uses bamboo as a characteristic feature, were both designed by Tatsuko, who loves architecture. The aesthetic sense of the painter's life is expressed.
 After the war, Ryuko became a member of Hototogisu.The depiction of Kyoshi Takahama, a haiku poet with whom he had an exchange, in Kachō Yōei (1954) is also important in considering the life and work of a painter.Also, focusing on the fact that travel became the driving force behind Ryuko's work after the war, Son Goku (1962), in which he traveled to India in the year of his 1964th birthday and expressed his impressions on a large screen; Ashura no Nagare (Oirase) (1965), in which he interviewed the Irase Gorge, and Izu no Haoju (The Overlord Tree of Izu) (7), which depicts Mt. It is a work that cannot be missed when talking about.In the series “Wagamobutsudo” (1958), which consists of seven screens centered on “Eleven-faced Kannon”, three Buddha statues centered on the Eleven-faced Kannon Bodhisattva installed in Tatsushi’s former residence. A room called the 'Jibutsu-do' is depicted, and the work and life itself in his later years, when he started his daily work with the worship there, are made into a work.In this way, this exhibition introduces Tatsushi's works from his later years, along with the aesthetic sense of life expressed in his former residence and studio, under the theme of painter and life.

Related event

Summer vacation program for children "Watch, draw, and rediscover. Let's enjoy Tatsuko with parents and children!"
開催日時:2023年8月6日(日) 午前(10:00~12:15)、午後(14:00~16:15)
Lecturer: Artist Daigo Kobayashi
Venue: Ota Ward Ryushi Memorial Hall and Ota Bunka no Mori Second Creation Studio (art room)

About measures against infectious diseases (Please check before visiting)

Saturday, April 2023, 7 to May 15, Monday (holiday)

Schedule 9: 00-16: 30 (Admission until 16:00)
Venue Ryushi Memorial Museum 
Genre Exhibitions / Events

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Price (tax included)

General: 200 yen Junior high school students and younger: 100 yen
*Admission is free for children aged 65 and over (proof required), preschool children, and those with a disability certificate and one caregiver.

Entertainment details

Ryuko Kawabata << Flow of Ashura (Oirase) >> 1964, Ota Ward Ryuko Memorial Museum Collection
Ryushi Kawabata series "I have a Buddhist temple" (7 pieces, 1 set) 1958, Ota Ward Ryushi Memorial Museum collection
Ryuko Kawabata "Hataku" 1960, Ota Ward Ryuko Memorial Museum Collection
Ryushi Kawabata, Son Goku, 1962, Ota Ward Ryushi Memorial Museum
Ryushi Kawabata, Overlord Tree of Izu, 1965, owned by Ryushi Memorial Museum, Ota Ward
Ryushi Kawabata, Birth of Buddha, 1964, Ota Ward Ryushi Memorial Museum
Ryushi Kawabata, Song of Flowers and Birds, 1954, Ota Ward Ryushi Memorial Museum Collection