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Exhibition program for 2014

The contents of the Exhibition are to be replaced four times a year. Those for 2014 are as follows:

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Spring-period Exhibition
world of gods and Buddha
(March 18 to June 15)

Munakata's first print in theme of Buddhism is "Kegon-fu" from the Avatamska Sutra. Next are "Kannon-mandara, Avalokitesvara" and his masterpiece the "Ten Great Disciples of Buddha". Munakata's unique, original world in solemnity and sublimity is displayed in this vernal exhibition.

Summer-period Exhibition
birds' and floralscapes ---charm of drawings
(June 17 to Sept.7)

Munakata named his own drawings "Yamato-ga", which is colored on India-inked drawing. Munakata's definition "woodblock prints are produced in agony but yamato-ga are the results of my quite, free-handed brushrunning." His unique, brushdrawings are well represented in themes of birds, florals and animals.

Autumnal-period Exhibition
designs and decorations---letters, book in superb binding and colored potteries.
(Sept.9 to December 7)

Banda-fu Prints" with grasses and trees designed into patterns. "I-ro-ha Prints" of Japanese-alphabets with patterns cut into each letter and Whitman's verse prints in alphabets. All kinds of Munakata's designs for wrapping paper and potteries are introduced in this exhibition.

Winter-period Exhibition
auspicious drawings---Munakata's propitious drawings.
(December 9 to March 15, '15)

Mt. Fuji, highest in Japan, Mt. Horaizan with legendary wizards, and owls with fortune coming in, all drawn colorfully in great anticipation of happiness. Yellow-tails in promotion and sea breams in celebration are also exhibited in this duration.

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