Double Impact – The Art of Meiji Japan
Nagoya/Boston Museum of Fine Arts(名古屋ボストン美術館)
1-1-1 Kanayama-cho, Naka-ku, Nagoya, Japan
Since Japan opened the country to the world late 19th century, its modernization always has been with influence of the West from the politics to culture and art. On the other hand, people from the western countries were surprised to see Japanese culture and art for its uniqueness. This exhibition surveys the art of the Meiji era through this reciprocal influence, “Double Impact” as the title indicates, between Japan and the West.
Including Yokoyama Taikan, Kuroda Seiki, Hishida Shunsō and Kawanabe Kyōsai, “the Beauty of Meiji-era” is explored with about 150 works of paintings, wood-block prints, photographs and crafts from the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the Tokyo University of the Arts.