Modern Era Japan and the Arts

Kubota Beisen, ‘Biwa-playing Minstrel’

Exhibit Period

Saturday, February, 16 - Sunday, March 31, 2019

Exhibit Times

9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(last admissions at 4:30 p.m.)

Museum closed

Feb 18,25 2019 Mar 4,11,18,22,25 2019

Admission Fee

Adults: 500 (450) yen High School, College Students: 300 (270) yen * Fees in parentheses are group rates for 20 or more visitors * Half price for visitors with a physical disability certificate, and half price for one accompanying caregiver


In addition to ukiyo-e, the Aoki Collection which is at the core of our museum’s collection is also composed of works by artists such as Kawamura Kiyoo (1852-1934) and Kubota Beisen (1852-1906), whose modern era paintings born out of the new age also preserve the vestiges of the Edo Period. In this exhibition, we are pleased to introduce the little known hand-drawn artwork and paintings of Beisen, and the modern era works of Yoshida Hiroshi and Tokuriki Tomikichiro.


A guided tour of the exhibit in Japanese (requires payment of the below admission fee)
Sunday, February 17, 2019, beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Presented by our curator.