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An example of Yumeji Takehisa's bijin-ga work
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Yumeji Takehisa's Bijin-ga and Modern Design

A special exhibition at the Gunma Museum of Art

Kim   - 1 min read
Venue : Gunma Museum of Art, Tatebayashi When : Jan 23rd - Mar 21st 2021, 9:30am - 5:00pm

A special exhibition taking place at the Gunma Museum of Art looks at the works of Yumeji Takehisa (1884 - 1934), a Japanese poet and painter who was renowned for his bijin-ga (beautiful women) artworks.

Interestingly, Takehisa had a deep connection with Gunma. He visited the Ikaho area frequently, and built an atelier on the shores of Lake Haruna in 1930.

Around 300 of his works will be displayed at the event, including the likes of magazine covers, illustrations, and picture leaflets.

Adult admission to the event is priced at 830 yen, and high-schoolers are charged at 410 yen. Junior high school aged students and younger receive free admission.

Getting there

The Gunma Museum of Art is located around a 20 minute walk from the Tobu Isesaki Line's Tatara Station, or around 10 minutes by taxi from Tatebayashi Station, also on the Tobu Isesaki Line.

For those who plan to drive, the museum is around 9 kilometers from the Tatebayashi IC on the Tohoku Expressway.

Kim

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...