Enjoy the Miraculous World of Edo Painting, lovely Peony Gardens & Ueno Tour #2!
dim. 24 février à 05:00
On Sunday February 24th, we'll give our Ueno Park tour #2 featuring: "Lineage of Eccentrics: The Miraculous World of Edo Painting", a very special exhibition at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum (Tobikan) https://www.tobikan.jp/en/exhibition/2018_kisounokeifu.html "This exhibition, based on art historian Nobuo Tsuji’s 1970 book, Lineage of Eccentrics, will be the definitive examination of “eccentric paintings” of the Edo period. Appearing in one venue will be major works by eight artists—Iwasa Matabei, Kano Sansetsu, Ito Jakuchu, Soga Shōhaku, Nagasawa Rosetsu, and Utagawa Kuniyoshi, as well as Hakuin Ekaku and Suzuki Kiitsu." "Numerous important cultural properties will be included. By showing the rich allure of Edo painting—a powerfully imaginative world, filled with bizarre imagery—the exhibition will evoke a “lineage of eccentrics” of new aspect, speaking to contemporary sensibilities." Tickets: General ¥1,600 /College students ¥1,300/Seniors 65+ ¥1,000
(200 Yen discounts are available on advance tickets) In addition to attending the Edo Art exhibit, we'll be touring areas of Ueno Park not covered on our January 27th tour, plus we'll visit the amazing Ueno Toshogu Botan (Peony) gardens, and the beautiful Toshogu Shinto Shrine dedicated to the spirit of the great Shogun, Ieyasu Tokugawa, among other fascinating places! http://www.uenotoshogu.com/ http://www.uenotoshogu.com/botan/ (Garden admission[masked] Yen) Also, we'll stop by to view (and maybe, "Go down the rabbit hole"?) at a remarkable & amusing art installation in the former Keisei "Hakubutsukan-Dobutsuen" (History Museum-Zoo) subway station, a fine Greco-Roman style structure built in 1933, which until December 2018 had been closed to the public since 1997! https://uenoyes.ueno-bunka.jp/events/rabbit-hole/ This Art project is a collaboration Between the National Science Museum, Ueno Zoo, Keisei Railways and Tokyo University of the Arts: http://www.keisei.co.jp/keisei/hakudou/index.php
https://uenoyes.ueno-bunka.jp/projects/historical/ After our tour, we can enjoy eating, drinking, and chatting together! If you love flowers, colors, gardens, art, architecture, history or anything to do with Japanese culture, please don't miss this tour! @}:^) PLEASE NOTE: This is a non-smoking meetup. If you wish to smoke, please do so away from the group, and only in designated smoking areas. Comfortable shoes are recommended since we may be walking for a while, and a hat, or folding umbrella is often handy here! Your comments and suggestions for future meetups are always welcome! Thanks! Your Meetup organizer, Kerry D. @}:^)