Let's explore & see the "Hokusai Updated" Exhibit at elegant Mori Museum!
jeu. 21 mars à 06:00
On Thursday March 21st, a Japanese National Holiday, let's take a walk from historic Nogi Shrine through elegant Tokyo Midtown to see the fantastic "Hokusai Updated" Exhibit! The superb Mori Museum in Tokyo is now presenting a large scale exhibition introducing and showcasing the life and work of artist/painter Katsushika Hokusai. Katsushika Hokusai (1760 - 1849) ranks among the most famous artists in the world. Hokusai's art, which took about 70 years from the appearance as a young painter in the latter half of the Edo era until its death at the age of 90, had always challenged himself with the creation of new drawings, paintings, and Ukiyo-E prints. Not only are these masterpieces and other valued items and artworks assembled from Japan and overseas, but a number of unknown artworks discovered in recent years will be presented as well - approximately 480 valuable works in total will be showcased, some of which exhibited for the first time in Japan, revealing the true Hokusai from the very beginning of his career though the period when he created so many famously masterful works of art. Something Hokusai could never accomplished without the help of his daughter, the very loyal, very talented, Oei Katsushika! http://www.spoon-tamago.com/2015/03/11/oei-katsushika-an-artist-lost-in-her-fathers-shadow/ https://macg.roppongihills.com/en/exhibitions/hokusai/index.html
Good animated link: https://hokusai2019.jp/ The towering Mori Building, set in stylish Roppongi Hills is a major work of architectural art unto itself, and never ceases to please and surprise visitors with its fountains, sculptures, plazas and illuminations, plus the wonderful 52nd floor Indoor Observation deck at 250 Meters above sea-level which gives the viewer a spectacular 360 degree perspective on the many lights and sights of Tokyo. (The open-air Rooftop Sky Deck is another wonderful feature, but access to it requires the payment of a separate 500 Yen admission fee) Museum Exhibition and Observation Deck Admission:
Adult 1,600 yen Student 1,300 yen We'll meet at Exit 1 of Nogizaka Metro Station near Nogi Park and after visiting the shrine, take about 30 minutes touring Midtown's beautiful gardens and Hinokicho Park, then walk up to Roppongi Hills. After the exhibition, and a walk through the Indoor Observation deck, members can find a friendly place to eat, drink and chat nearby. @}:^) PLEASE NOTE: There's a 500 Yen Meetup fee, but you're welcome to contribute any amount which feels right, up to 1000 Yen. Coming late, being a "no-show" or changing your RSVP after the deadline affects your fellow members and organizers, so please be considerate. This is a non-smoking meetup. If you must smoke, please do so only in proper smoking areas. A folding umbrella may sometimes be useful! Your comments and suggestions for future meetups are always welcome! Thanks! Your Meetup organizer, Kerry D. @}:^)