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Exhibition Guide for 2015

The contents of the Exhibition are to be replaced four times a year. Those for 2015 are as follows:

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1st-period Exhibition
To Buddhism Country, India---traveling in India and the Buddhism images
(March 17 to July 15)

Munakata, who produced numerous artworks under the theme of Buddhism, took the trip to India, the birthplace of Buddhism, with his friend, Poet Shinpei Kusano in February, 1972. Munakata’s first impression depicts India’s vastness, its heavy weight, its rich density and he also adds to say, “India is hard to express in words!” His block print “Boh-noh-no-saku” (Abundance and Richness) and oil-painting “The sun and the moon in India” are the first to view among the displays.

2nd-period Exhibition
40th Anniversary of the Museum Opening and the Pre-Event for the Hokkaido New Trunk Line operation.
Munakata Shiko Half-Century Artworks
(July 18 to Aug. 16)

This is a memorial exhibition under the co-sponsorship of Aomori City and the Munakata Shiko Museum. The two venues are Aomori Shimin Bijutu Tenjikan and Munakata Museum. The main exhibited artworks are the prints “Kegon-Fu”, “The Great world” and the Yamato-ga drawing “Nebuta-nuko-ren-ren-emaki” etc. Together with Munakata’s early to late period’s artworks, original woodcuts, sketches and tools for print-making are to be displayed.

3rd-period Exhibition
Every Day is the Time---Enjoying Tea
(Aug. 18 to Nov. 29)

Munakata enjoyed a bowl of tea between jobs. Munakata’s tea-time was to revive his sole, to nourish his body, and to enjoy himself. He produces 12-month tearoom scrolls in 1956 under the planning by “Tan-ko” tea-school society. In this exhibition, block print “Munakata-no-saku”, Brush-drawing “Buji-Zu (With no Troubles)” and his favorite tea bowls are to be displayed.

4th-period Exhibition
The World of Aesthetic Literature---focused on the works of Yoshii and Tanizaki
(Dec. 1 to March 13,’16)

Munakata, who preferred literature, produced numerous print works regarding poetry and novels. In particular, the aesthetic works of poet Yoshii and novelist Tanizaki are Munakata’s favorites, so he produced splendid prints due to those incentives. Prints “Ryuri-sho” by Yoshii’s 31-syllable poem, and “Kagi Hanga-saku” by Tanizaki’s novel are eye-catchers.

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