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Cats have featured in a plethora of artworks throughout history
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Cats in Art

Pieces from the Maneki Neko-tei Collection

Kim   - 1 min read
Venue : Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art When : Feb 27th - Apr 4th 2021, 9:30am - 5:00pm

A special exhibition taking place at the Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art looks at a range of artworks that depict cats from the collection of Maneki Neko-tei. This mysterious collector has been amassing pieces for around 40 years, and there will be Japanese paintings, ukiyo-e prints, sculptures, and ceramics on display. Some of the artists featured include Utagawa Kuniyoshi, Yumeji Takehisa, Leonard Fujita, and Ryusei Kishida to name just a handful.

Whether you're a fan of all things feline or not, the exhibition offers an interesting historical insight into how cats have inspired a wealth of art in various genres.

Adult admission to the event is priced at 1300 yen.

Getting there

Via Public Transport:

The Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art is located approximately four minutes on foot from Nishijuhatchome Station, which is served by the Tozai subway line.

Via Private Vehicle:

As there is no dedicated parking lot available at the museum, taking public transportation whenever possible is advised. However, there are multiple paid parking lots in the surrounding streets.


Kim @kim.b