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Ota Ward Cultural Arts Information Paper "ART bee HIVE" vol.7 + bee!

Issued April 2021, 7

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The Ota Ward Cultural Arts Information Paper "ART bee HIVE" is a quarterly information paper that contains information on local culture and arts, newly published by the Ota Ward Cultural Promotion Association from the fall of 2019.
"BEE HIVE" means a beehive.
Together with the ward reporter "Mitsubachi Corps" gathered by open recruitment, we will collect artistic information and deliver it to everyone!
In "+ bee!", We will post information that could not be introduced on paper.

Feature article: I want to go, Kawase Hasui ( Fast Landscape of Daejeon drawn by + bee!

It's not a famous place, but a casual landscape is drawn.
"Ota Ward Folk Museum Curator 眞坂 ( No way Orie "

The area around Ota Ward is known as a scenic spot for a long time, and in the Edo period, it was drawn as an ukiyo-e by many painters such as Hiroshige Utagawa, Hokusai Katsushika, and Kuniyoshi Utagawa.Time has passed, and in the Taisho era, a new woodblock print called "new print" was born.The leader and most popular writer is Hasui Kawase (1883-1957). It is called "Showa Hiroshige" and is very popular overseas.Steve Jobs, who gave birth to the current IT society, was also an avid collector.

Hasui Kawase "Ichinokura Ichinokura" (Sunset) The oldest copyright stamp, made in 3
Hasui Kawase "Ikegami Ichinokura (Sunset)" "Tokyo Twenty Views" 3
Provided by: Ota Ward Folk Museum

What is the difference between Ukiyo-e and Shin-hanga?

"The color scheme, composition, and new prints are new. The Ukiyo-e prints of the Edo period are slightly deformed, but Hasui's new prints are very realistic. And the number of print colors is different. It is said that ukiyo-e prints have at most 20 colors, and new prints have 30 to 50 colors. "

Hasui is called a "travel printmaker" and a "travel poet" ...

"When asked what I like, I will immediately answer that I will travel!" In the commentary of my work.You really travel all year round.I went on a sketching trip, came back and immediately drew a sketch, and went on a trip again.Immediately after the Great Kanto Earthquake, we will travel from Shinano and Hokuriku to the Kansai and Chugoku regions for more than 100 days. I've been away from home for three months and have been traveling all the time.'

How about a picture of Tokyo?

"Hasui is from Shimbashi.Since I was born in my hometown, there are many paintings of Tokyo. I have drawn over 100 points.Kyoto and Shizuoka prefectures are the most common in rural areas, but they still score around 20 to 30 points.Tokyo is overwhelmingly large. I'm drawing 5 times.'

Is there any difference in expression from other regions?

"Since it is the city where I was born and raised, there are many works that depict not only the historic sites of famous places but also the casual scenery of Tokyo that Hasui himself is familiar with.A scene in life, especially the paintings drawn in the Taisho era, depict the daily lives of people who suddenly noticed.'

It is also very popular overseas.

"The usual new prints are 100-200 prints, at most 300 prints, but Hasui's "Magome no Tsuki" is said to have been printed more than that.I don't know the exact number, but I think it seemed like it sold very well.
In addition, for several years from 7, the International Tourism Bureau has used the picture of Basui on posters and calendars for inviting travel to Japan for overseas, and it is also possible to distribute it as a Christmas card from Japan to presidents and prime ministers around the world. I will.This is in anticipation of Hasui's popularity overseas.

Hasui Kawase "Magome no Tsuki" made in 5
Hasui Kawase "Magome no Tsuki" "Twenty Views of Tokyo" Showa 5
Provided by: Ota Ward Folk Museum

Spend most of the painting industry in Ota Ward

Please tell us about your relationship with Ota Ward.

"Ota, such as" Senzokuike "," Ikegami Ichinokura (Sunset) "," Magome no Tsuki "," Omori Kaigan "," Yaguchi ", etc. Five works of the scenery of the ward are drawn. "Senzoku Pond" was produced in 5.Hasui moved to Ota Ward around the end of 3.At first, I moved to the area near Omori Daisan Junior High School, and after a while, I started living in Magome in 2.I spend most of my painting work in Ota Ward.'

Photo of the current Yaguchi-no-Watashi area
Near the current Pass Mark of Yaguchi.It is a riverbed where residents can relax. Ⓒ KAZNIKI

Could you introduce some of the works that depict Ota Ward?For example, how about choosing based on the fun of comparing the scenery at the time of production and now?

"As a work depicting Ota Ward, there is" Darkening Furukawa Tsutsumi "(1919 / Taisho 8).The ginkgo tree in Nishirokugo depicts the area along the Tama River near Anyo-ji Temple, which is said to be the famous Furukawa Yakushi.A green embankment with nothing is drawn, but it is now a residential area.
"Yaguchi on a cloudy day" (1919 / Taisho 8) is also a landscape of the Tama River.Instead of drawing the famous Yaguchi Pass, I'm drawing a shallow and slightly wide gravel ship that was carrying gravel to Tokyo and Yokohama.It's interesting to draw pictures of men working in light cloudy weather.There is no shadow to see now, including the culture of gravel ships.Isn't it a unique feeling of Hasui that does not draw the famous place as it is?Both of them are works of the 8th year of the Taisho era, so it was a time when I didn't live in Ota Ward yet.
"Senzoku Pond" and "Tokyo Twenty Views" (1928 / Showa 3) still have the same scenery as before.It is a composition looking at Myofukuji Temple from the current boathouse in the south of Senzokuike.The Washoku Scenic Association still protects the nature, scenery, and taste of the time.Development is still underway, and it was around the time when housing began to be built around it little by little.

Hasui Kawase "Senzoku Pond" made in 3
Hasui Kawase "Senzoku Pond" "Twenty Views of Tokyo" Made in 3
Provided by: Ota Ward Folk Museum

"Magome no Tsuki" and "Tokyo Twenty Views" (1930 / Showa 5) are works depicting Ise pine trees.Unfortunately the pine has died.It is said that during the Edo period, villagers who visited Ise brought back pine trees and planted them.It must have been a symbol of Magome.Three Matsuzuka remains behind the main shrine of Tenso Shrine.

A photo of Tenso Shrine, where Sanbonmatsu used to be, from Shin-Magomebashi
From Shin-Magomebashi, look toward Tenso Shrine, where Sanbonmatsu used to be. Ⓒ KAZNIKI

"Omori Kaigan" and "Tokyo Twenty Views" (1930 / Showa 5) are now being reclaimed.It is around Miyakohori Park.There was a pier and it was a dock.From there, I started to go to the seaweed farm.Omori seaweed is famous, and it seems that Basui was often a souvenir.

Hasui Kawase "Omori Kaigan" made in 5
Hasui Kawase "Omori Kaigan" "Twenty Views of Tokyo" Showa 5
Provided by: Ota Ward Folk Museum

Morigasaki in "Morigasaki's Sunset" (1932 / Showa 7) was also an area where seaweed was cultivated.It is between Omori Minami, Haneda and Omori.There was a mineral spring, and in the old days, Magome writer used to go out to play.The hut depicted is a dried seaweed hut. "

The quiet world that seems to be Hasui drawn at the end.

Held at Ota Ward Folk Museum from JulySpecial exhibition "Hasui Kawase-Japanese landscape traveling with prints-"Please tell me about.

"The first half is the scenery of Tokyo, and the second half is the scenery of the destination. We are planning to exhibit about 2 items in total.
In the first half, you can see how Hasui, who was born in Tokyo, painted Tokyo.As I said earlier, there are many works that depict not only historic sites but also casual everyday scenery.You can see what has disappeared now, what remains as it used to be, the scenery of the past and the way people live.However, Hasui, who was energetically drawing Tokyo before the war, suddenly disappears after the war.There are nearly 90 pre-war works, but only 10 post-war works.I think that Tokyo after the war changed rapidly, and I felt the loneliness of losing Tokyo within me.
After the war, the work depicting Ota Ward was "Snow in the Washoku Pond" (1951 / Showa 26).It is the scenery of the snow-covered wash foot pond.It seems that he often took a walk in the wash foot pond, and he probably had an attachment.

Hasui Kawase "Senzoku Ikeno Remaining Snow" 26
Hasui Kawase "Remaining Snow in Washoku Pond" Made in 26
Provided by: Ota Ward Folk Museum

The last view of Ota Ward was Ikegami Honmonji Temple in "Ikegami Snow" (1956 / Showa 31).One year before death.This is also a snowy landscape.The last thing I drew was an ancient temple called Washokuike and Honmonji.I think I drew it with an attachment to the scenery that hasn't changed since long ago.Both are quiet worlds like Hasui.

Hasui Kawase "Noyuki Ikegami" made in 31
Hasui Kawase "Snow on Ikegami" made in 31
Provided by: Ota Ward Folk Museum

In the latter half of the exhibition, I took up the scenery of Hasui's travel destination, which I liked traveling more than anything else.I think it's difficult to travel because of the corona, but Hasui is walking on behalf of us and drawing various landscapes.I hope you can enjoy the feeling of traveling all over Japan through the landscape prints drawn by Hasui.'


Curator photo

Curator of Ota Ward Folk Museum.In 22, he took up his current position.In addition to the permanent exhibition related to Magome Bunshimura, in recent years he has been in charge of the special exhibition "Ota Ward in the Works-Landscape drawn by a writer / painter".

Kawase Hasui

Portrait of Hasui Kawase / July 14
Kawase Hasui Courtesy of: Ota Ward Folk Museum

1883 (Meiji 16) -1957 (Showa 32), a printmaker in the Taisho and Showa periods.Worked on the production of new prints with the publisher Shozaburo Watanabe.He specializes in landscape prints and has left over 600 works in his lifetime.

Art person + bee!

It's like a time slip, it's like enjoying the lives of many people.
"Matsuda, a collector of modern customs historical materials set ( Gathering Mr. "

Many people have seen the Matsuda collection exhibition "KAMATA Seishun Burning" and "Kamata Densetsu, the City of Movies" held at Ota Ward Hall Aplico and Ota Ward Industrial Plaza PiO during the Kamata Film Festival. Should be.Shu Matsuda, a collector of movie goods such as Shochiku Kamata movies, is also a collector of Olympic goods.

Collection photo
Valuable Olympic collection and Mr. Matsuda

I have been going to Kanda's secondhand book street every week for more than 50 years.

What made you become a collector?Did you have any encounters or events?

"Originally, my hobby has been collecting stamps since I was a kid. My hobby is collecting everything from stamps to toys, magazines, leaflets, labels, etc. My real name is" Gathering ", but my name is It is said that it is a street life. I went to Tokyo from Nara to go to university, and I like books and have been going to Kanda's old book street since I entered university. I have been going every week for more than 50 years. Actually, it ’s the return I went to today. ”

It's a collector's life since I was a kid.

"That's right. However, it was around 30 years old that I started collecting this in earnest to make it a hobby for a lifetime. I had bought it separately until then, but I started collecting it in earnest. Around that time, I went around not only the old bookstore district but also the old folk implement market. If I had to continue this for the rest of my life, I would do it all the time. "

The phantom 1940 Tokyo Olympics are the first.

When and what did you first get the Olympic goods?

"About 30 years ago, between 1980 and 1990. There was a regular secondhand book market in Kanda, and secondhand bookstores all over Tokyo brought in various materials and opened the city with it. I got it there. The first collection was the official Olympic plan for the phantom 1940 Tokyo Olympics. The JOC submitted it to the IOC because it wanted to hold it in Tokyo. Materials for the phantom Tokyo Olympics before the war. Is the first. "

Collection photo
Phantom 1940 Tokyo Olympics Official Olympic Plan (English Version) ⓒ KAZNIKI

It really remained well.Do you have a JOC now?

"I don't think. There used to be a German version of the sports museum at the National Stadium, but I don't think there is this English version.
Then, "TOKYO SPORTS CENTER OF THE ORIENT" was submitted to the IOC at the same time as the plan.As the center of oriental sports, this is an Olympic bid album full of beautiful photographs that appeal to Japan as well as the sports environment of Japan at that time. "

Collection photo
1940 Tokyo Olympic Games Bid Album "TOKYO SPORTS CENTER OF THE ORIENT" ⓒ KAZNIKI

Why did you continue to collect Olympic goods?

"Mysteriously, once you have collected the materials for the Olympic Games, somehow valuable things will appear in the secondhand book market. For example, the Japanese qualifying program at the time of the 1924 Paris Olympic Games, 1936 Berlin Preliminary programs at the time of the Olympics, matches to support Japanese athletes at the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics, pamphlets for the 1940 phantom Helsinki Olympics, which were changed to the phantom 1940 Tokyo Olympics, etc.
There are also materials for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.The newspapers at the opening ceremony and commemorative stamps are already full.There is also a poster of the torchbearer that is used as a furoshiki.Furoshiki is Japanese, isn't it?In addition, there are tickets for the test drive of the Shinkansen, which opened in 1964, tickets for the opening of the monorail, and pamphlets for the opening of the Metropolitan Expressway in connection with the Olympic Games. "

When I first meet, it feels like "I was waiting to meet me."

You can get a lot of information online now, but how did you collect the information when you started the collection?

"It's already hit-and-miss. There are four or five times a year in the old folk implement market on Heiwajima, but I definitely go there. I dig up one by one and collect it. It's a collection that I really collected by foot. "

How many items are there in your collection now?

"Well, I'm sure it's over 100,000 points, but maybe it's about 200,000 points. I was counting up to 100,000 points, but I'm not sure how much it has increased since then."

Collection photo
1964 Tokyo Olympic Games officer's emblem (far right) and 3 types of emblems for sale ⓒ KAZNIKI

What is the motivation for collecting, or what kind of feelings do you have?

"If you collect it for more than 50 years, it's just like eating normally. It's become a daily habit.
And, after all, the joy of meeting.I often talk to other collectors, but the feeling when I encounter a certain material = item is amazing.There was a time when everything was made, so there are always people who have seen it.But for decades, and for some, over 100 years, I've spent time unseen by many.One day it pops up in front of me.So when I first meet, it really feels like "this guy was waiting to meet me." "

It's like a romance.

"And the joy of filling in the missing parts. If you continue to collect materials, you will definitely get a hollow. It fits like a puzzle with Zuburn's Burn, or gathers. This pleasure is amazing. This is a little addictive.
There is also fun to connect for some reason.You read the text of Ryunosuke Akutagawa in the magazine you got, and it says that Akutagawa saw the stage of Sumako Matsui * in the Imperial Theater for the first time.Then, I happen to come across the written material of the stage.After that, about 100 materials of Sumako Matsui were collected one after another. "

It feels strange.

"The greatest joy is the re-experience in the fantasy world ... For example, I have various materials for the 1922 (Taisho 11) Imperial Theater performance by Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova *. Of course, my I haven't actually seen her stage since I was born, but when I look at the program at that time and the bromide at that time, I get the illusion of seeing the actual stage. It feels like you're enjoying the lives of many people, as if you've lived for over 100 years.'

The celebration of peace does not want to be interrupted.

Finally, please tell us your expectations for the Tokyo Olympics 2020 + 1.

"There are various items such as patches and stamps to raise funds for the event. There is also a booklet that the Banking Association has been publishing for four years to liven up the Tokyo Olympics since the London Olympics were held. There was also a pamphlet issued independently by local governments and companies all over Japan, and it was a really big project for the whole country. People all over Japan and companies really desperately accomplished it. It may be before the war. This time, I can't make it a phantom, and I can tell you how hard all over Japan was trying to achieve the Olympics. Some people say that we should stop this Olympics, but the more we learn about the history of the Olympics, the more we can tell. You will find that it is not just a sporting event. The Olympic Games must continue without stopping, no matter what the form of the Olympics. The celebration of peace does not want to be interrupted. "


* Sumako Matsui (1886-1919): Japanese new drama actress and singer.He suffers from two divorces and a scandal with writer Hogetsu Shimamura.The song "Katyusha's Song" in the play "Resurrection" based on Tolstoy and adapted by Hogetsu will be a big hit.After Hogetsu died, he committed suicide afterwards.

* Anna Pavlova: (1881-1931): Russian ballerina representing the beginning of the 20th century. The small piece "Swan" choreographed by M. Fokin later became known as "The Dying Swan" and became synonymous with Pavlova.


Collection photo

A collector of modern customs history.A genuine collector since childhood.It collects everything related to modern Japanese customs, not to mention movies, plays and the Olympics.

Future attention EVENT + bee!

Future attention EVENT CALENDAR March-April 2021

Attention EVENT information may be canceled or postponed in the future to prevent the spread of new coronavirus infections.
Please check each contact for the latest information.

Draw seaside features-from materials in Ota Ward-

Exhibition scenery
Provided by: Omori Nori Museum

Date and Time Now being held-Sunday, July 7
Place Omori Nori Museum
(2-2 Heiwanomorikoen, Ota-ku, Tokyo)
Prices Free
Organizer / Inquiry Omori Nori Museum

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Special exhibition "Hasui Kawase-Japanese landscape traveling with prints-"

Date and Time [First term] "Landscape of Tokyo" July 7th (Sat) -August 17th (Sun)
[Late] "Landscape of the destination" August 8th (Thursday) -September 19th (Monday / holiday)
Regular holiday: Monday (However, the museum is open on August 8th (Monday / holiday) and September 9th (Monday / holiday))
Place Ota Ward Folk Museum
(5-11-13 Minamimagome, Ota-ku, Tokyo)
Prices Free
Organizer / Inquiry Ota Ward Folk Museum

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Ota Summer Museum Tour

From the exhibition start date of each building to Tuesday, August 8 (until Sunday, August 31 at the Ryuko Memorial Hall)

Special exhibitions and special exhibitions will be held at the Ryuko Memorial Hall, Katsu Kaishu Memorial Hall, and Omori Nori Museum, including the local museum, at the time of the Olympic Games!
Please take this opportunity to enjoy visiting museums in Ota Ward!

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Special exhibition "Katsushika Hokusai" Thirty-six Views of Tomitake "x Ryuko Kawabata's Venue Art"

Date and Time May 7th (Sat) -June 17th (Sun)
9: 00-16: 30 (until 16:00 admission)
Regular holiday: Monday (or the next day if it is a national holiday)
Place Ota Ward Ryuko Memorial Hall
(4-2-1, Central, Ota-ku, Tokyo)
Prices Adults 500 yen, children 250 yen
* Free for 65 years old and over (certification required) and under 6 years old
Organizer / Inquiry Ota Ward Ryuko Memorial Hall

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Ota Ward OPEN Atelier 2021

Date and Time 8 month 21 day (Saturday) · 22 day (day)
Participating artists Satoru Aoyama, Mina Arakaki, Taira Ichikawa, Yuna Ogino, Moeko Kageyama, Reiko Kamiyama, Kento Oganazawa, TEPPEI YAMADA, Takashi Nakajima, Manami Hayasaki, Riki Matsumoto and others
Participating facilities ART FACTORY Jonanjima, Gallery Minami Seisakusho, KOCA, SANDO BY WEMON PROJECTS and others
Prices Free
Organizer / Inquiry Ota Ward OPEN Atelier 2021 Executive Committee
nakt@kanto.me (Nakajima)

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Collaboration exhibition "Ryuko Kawabata vs Ryutaro Takahashi Collection"
-Makoto Aida, Tomoko Konoike, Hisashi Tenmyouya, Akira Yamaguchi- "

photo: Elena Tyutina

Date and Time May 9th (Sat) -June 4th (Sun)
9: 00-16: 30 (until 16:00 admission)
Regular holiday: Monday (or the next day if it is a national holiday)
Place Ota Ward Ryuko Memorial Hall
(4-2-1, Central, Ota-ku, Tokyo)
Prices Adults 500 yen, children 250 yen
* Free for 65 years old and over (certification required) and under 6 years old
Organizer / Inquiry Ota Ward Ryuko Memorial Hall

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