Apr 29th
Dec 26th
Yayoi Kusama is known for her range of monochromatic or two-color artworks
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Yayoi Kusama's Monochrome

Midway Between Mystery and Symbol

Kim   - 1 min read
Venue : Yayoi Kusama Museum When : Apr 29th - Dec 26th 2021, 11:00am - 5:30pm

Monochrome art has been a popular form of expression throughout the ages, and Japan has been home to numerous historic monochromatic ink wash painters such as Hasegawa Tōhaku, Sesshū Tōyō, and Tenshō Shūbun to name just a few. Many modern works by Yayoi Kusama also showcase the simplistic beauty of single color or two-color creations, and a special exhibition at the Yayoi Kusama Museum will explore these.

There will be a variety of Kusama's monochrome works from her early years to the present, including the likes of Desire of Death (1975-1976), Self-portrait (1995), and A Dream I Dreamed Yesterday (2006).

Adult admission to the event is priced at 1100 yen, and advance reservations are required. Please visit the official museum website for details on how to book your slot.

Getting there

The Yayoi Kusama Museum can be accessed in just 6 minutes on foot from Ushigome Yanagicho Station on the Toei Oedo Line (take the east exit), or 7 minutes on foot from the Tokyo Metro Tozai Line's Waseda Station (take Exit 1).

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...