Imperial Palace・ Tokyo Sta.・ Hibiya Event FUKUTOMI TARO Collection: The Passion of the Cabaret Magnate

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Tokyo Station Gallery Exhibition

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INFORMATION

Date/Time Saturday, April 24 - Sunday, June 27, 2021
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (open until 8:00 pm on Fridays)
*Last admission: 30 minutes before closing.
Closed Mondays (except May 3 and June 21)
Venue Tokyo Station Gallery (1-9-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)
Access Infront of JR "Tokyo Sta." Marunouchi North Gate

Admission Fee
Ticket purchase

Adults: 1,200 yen High School and University students: 1,000 yen
*Admission is free for Junior High School students, under 15.
*Persons with a disability certificate or similar receive a 100 yen discount, and one accompanying helper is admitted free.
*For further details to purchase your tickets, please visit the website.
*There will be a partial change of exhibition during the exhibition period (1st half: April 24 to May 23, 2nd half: May 23 to June 27)
Organizer Tokyo Station Gallery (East Japan Railway Culture Foundation)
Contact TEL:03-3212-2485
Website https://www.ejrcf.or.jp/gallery/

FUKUTOMI TARO Collection:

The Passion of the Cabaret Magnate
 
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    Ikeda Shoen, Rest from the Party,
    1909, The FUKUTOMI Taro Collection

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FUKUTOMI Taro, a Japanese businessman who was nicknamed the Cabaret King, was also an avid collector from his youth of art works that interested him, and demonstrated brilliance in that aspect of his life as well. Initially, FUKUTOMI started his collection with works by KABURAKI Kiyokata, but he went on to expand its scope buying works that he believed to be good. The fact that the FUKUTOMI Taro Collection has lent many works to exhibitions of Japanese modern art held throughout Japan demonstrates the high quality of the collection and Fukutomi’s excellent discernment. This exhibition focuses on Taro Fukutomi’s vision in seeking out works of art. It represents the first opportunity ever to get an overview of this truly remarkable collection, not only its bijin-ga.

 

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    KAWAMURA Kiyoo, Dragon Rising in the Sky, 1893,
    The FUKUTOMI Taro Collection

     

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    TAKAHASHI Yuichi, The Portrait of Obata Jikyu,
    1872, The FUKUTOMI Taro Collection

     

The FUKUTOMI Taro Collection includes a wide variety of works, from Western-style paintings in the early Meiji period to genre and war paintings that reflect the atmosphere of the times.

 

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    OKADA Saburousuke, Woman Wearing a Diamond Ring,
    1908, The FUKUTOMI Taro Collection

     

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    MITSUTANI Kunishiro, Solidier's Wife,
    1904, The FUKUTOMI Taro Collection


     

 In addition to many superb bijin-ga, including a dozen or so by KABURAKI Kiyokata, the more than 80 works of art in this fascinating exhibition include oil paintings that range from the dawn of Western-style painting in Japan to the Second World War.


 

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