Kawanabe Kyosai (1831-1889) was a renowned Japanese artist, and a special exhibition at the Tokyo Station Gallery looks into his works. There's a twist with this exhibition, though - none of his finished pieces will be on display. This event will have a carefully curated variety of items that show how Kyosai drew, including sketch drawings, preparatory pictures, and e-dehon (illustrated painting manuals).
This interesting look into what happens before a masterpiece is made gives a unique glimpse into the mind of an artist.
Adult admission to the event is priced at 1200 yen.
The Tokyo Station Gallery is located just outside the ticket gates at JR Tokyo Station's Marunouchi North Exit.
For those who are arriving at Tokyo Station via either the Marunouchi, Tozai, or Chiyoda subway lines, head out of exit M12. Once you're above ground, enter the JR Tokyo Station Marunouchi North Dome which will be in front of you. The museum entrance is on your left.
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