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An example of Watanabe Shotei's work - " Two Birds and a Cherry Tree"
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Watanabe Shotei: Brilliant Birds, Captivating Flowers

A special exhibition at the Okazaki City Art Museum

Kim   - 1 min read
Venue : Okazaki City Art Museum When : May 29th - Jul 11th 2021, 10:00am - 6:00pm

A special exhibition at the Okazaki City Art Museum will explore a variety of pieces from Watanabe Shotei (1851 - 1918), a Japanese artist who was famous for his works in the Nihonga genre. He was the first Japanese painter to travel to France in 1878, and he lived there for three years in order to study Western painting.

This exhibition will focus on his works that depict birds and flowers, including the likes of "Birds on a Branch" (1887) and "Peony with butterflies" (1893).

Adult admission to the event is priced at 1000 yen, and no advance reservations are required.

Getting there

The Okazaki City Art Museum can be accessed by bus from the Higashi Okazaki Station. Head out of the north exit to bus stop #2, and take the bus bound for Okazaki Central Park. Alight at the Art Museum stop, and the venue is a 5 minute walk away.

For those who plan to drive, there is plentiful on-site parking available.


Kim @kim.b

I'm an expat who has lived abroad for almost a decade, including 7 years in Japan. I've also visited 44 of 47 prefectures and hope to get to the last three someday! I'm particularly fond of exploring off the beaten path destinations, gardens, and tea houses, and have a real interest in Japan's gr...