What is Ryushi Memorial Museum?
1885 – 1966
The Ryushi Memorial Museum was established in 1885 by Ryushi Kawabata (1966-1963), who is known as a master of modern Japanese painting, to commemorate the Order of Culture and Kiju.With the dissolution of Seiryusha, which has been operating from the beginning, the business has been taken over as the Ota City Ryushi Memorial Museum since 1991.The museum has about 140 works by Ryushi from the early Taisho era to the postwar period, and introduces Ryushi's paintings from multiple perspectives.In the exhibition room, you can enjoy the powerful works drawn on the big screen.
Opposite the Ryushi Memorial MuseumRyushi ParkThe old house and atelier are preserved in, and the breath of the painter's life is still transmitted.
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- Video commentary of past exhibitions
- Activity report "Memorial Hall Note"
- 4 building cooperation project "Memorial hall course"
Kawabata Ryushi Abbreviation Yearbook
|1885 (Meiji 18)||Born in Wakayama City.|
|1895 (Meiji 28)||Moved to Tokyo with family.First grew up in Asakusa Nihonbashi.|
|1904 (Meiji 37)||Studied Western painting at Hakuba-kai and Pacific Painting Association.|
|1913 (Taisho 2)||Traveled to the United States.After returning to Japan, he switched to Japanese painting.|
|1915 (Taisho 4)||Selected for the first time at the 2nd Japan Art Institute Exhibition.|
|1916 (Taisho 5)||Received the Chogyu Award at the 3rd Institution Exhibition.|
|1917 (Taisho 6)||Selected for the 4th Institution Exhibition.Recommended by the Nihon Bijutsuin Doujin.|
|1920 (Taisho 9)||Newly built house and painting room in Araijuku.|
|1928 (Showa 3)||Declined the Nihon Bijutsuin Doujin.|
|1929 (Showa 4)||Declaration of establishment of Seiryusha.The first exhibition is held.|
|1959 (Showa 34)||Received the Order of Culture.|
|1963 (Showa 38)||Ryushi Memorial Museum opened.|
|1966 (Showa 41)||He died on September 4 at the age of 10.|