Recommended Exhibition : “Kiin Seido,” an art exhibition for which Hiromi Yamaguchi is the artistic director.
I visited the art exhibition “Kiin Seido” (気韻生動), for which Hiromi Yamaguchi is the artistic director.
This is being held until the end of May at the “Homotsuden” (Treasure House) in Meiji Jingu Shrine, so be sure to go see it!
Below are the reasons why you should definitely go see this.
First of all, you can take a pleasant stroll to the inner part of Yoyogi Park (from Harajuku). The “Treasure House” where this exhibition is being held was built 100 years ago in 1921, and finally unveiled after 3 years of restoration starting in 2019. Just being able to enter this beautiful building, built in the style of a schoolhouse with a large floor, modeled after Nara’s Shosoin, is enough to lift one’s spirits! If you miss this opportunity, you may not have a chance to be inside for a while…
The 1/7th scale work of Kohei Nawa’s gold and brilliant “Throne” displayed in the pyramid of the Louvre Museum in Paris, or You can see ゙.
Tatsuo Miyajima, known for his works using LED digital counters, has created a natural stone exterior with LEDs embedded in it. Pile up Life No. 4″ is housed in a historic display case from the Taisho era.
Other works include intricate three-dimensional works by the Kanazawa-based art group “secca,” which makes full use of everything from crafts to the latest technology, and a number of other contemporary artists, including Kimio Tsuchiya, Ryosuke Hara, Katsura Funakoshi, Koji Tanada, Tomotaka Yasui, Etsuhiro Suda, Atsuhiko Misawa, and many others. Artists’ works can be seen for free!
This exhibition is based on Denchu Hiragushi, a sculptor from the Meiji to Showa periods who greatly influenced modern and contemporary sculpture.
Emperor Meiji, the deity of Meiji Shrine, once purchased a work by Hirakushi Denchu when he was 30 years old. Emperor Meiji visited many expositions and art exhibitions to prevent the loss of Japanese history and art while Western culture was introduced with the opening of civilization, and purchased many works of art. The first time he was in Japan, he was a member of the “Municipalities of the World” (Municipalities of the World). Various artists were given opportunities to work.
Among them, the sculptures by Hirakushi Denchu are so exquisite that it is hard to believe that they are made of wood.
The concept of this art exhibition is art linked from Meiji Shrine and nature (forest, trees). We hope that everyone will enjoy the many new and old artworks.
If you read this, you need to get there ASAP, today! I think it is the pinnacle of art exhibits being done in Japan right now.
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↑Front of the Treasure Hall. Repair work around the perimeter is not yet finished.
↑The best contemporary art in the world!
↑upThis is a precious view of the interior. It is a solemn construction freely incorporating Japanese and Western styles.
↑Everyone is relaxing in the park in front of the Treasure House.
↑UPEveryone, please go there.