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An example of Watanabe Shotei's work
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Watanabe Shotei Exhibition

Brilliant birds, captivating flowers

Kim   - 1 min read
Venue : Tokyo University of the Arts Museum When : Mar 27th - May 23rd 2021, 10:00am - 5:00pm

A special exhibition taking place at the Tokyo University of the Arts Museum looks at the works of 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 1700 yen, and no advance reservations are required.

Getting there

The Tokyo University of the Arts Museum is located approximately 10 minutes on foot from either JR Ueno Station (served by various lines) or Nezu Station (served by the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line).

For those who opt to drive, do note that there's no on-site parking available at the museum.


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