A total of 24 landscape maps of the four seasons of Eigen-in, a sub-temple of Kennin-ji Temple, are released.
At the Pola Museum Annex (Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo), Morihiro Hosokawa's exhibition "The Four Seasons of Kyoraku" will be held from Friday, September 15, 2023 to Sunday, October 15, 2023.
After retiring from politics at the age of 60, Morihiro Hosokawa began creative activities such as pottery, calligraphy, and oil painting. In recent years, he has been involved in the production of many large-scale wall paintings, such as the "Fusuma of East and West" partition paintings for Jionden, Yakushiji Temple in Nara, and the "Unryu-zu" fusuma paintings in Ryoan-ji Temple, Kyoto.
In this exhibition, we will display the "Fusuma paintings of the four seasons landscape" dedicated to Eigen-in, a sub-temple of Kenninji Temple in Kyoto in 2014. The 24 fusuma paintings, consisting of “Chiin,'' “Keisei,'' “Shuki,'' and “Chosetsu,'' are mainly ink paintings of the distant views of Kyoto in each of the four seasons. It is sometimes drawn with a light color tone. This is Hosokawa's early work in fusuma painting, and it will be the first time in about 10 years that it will be exhibited outside. Originally they were placed in separate rooms, but one of the highlights of this exhibition is that you can see all 24 of them. In addition, I will introduce lacquer painting works that I have been producing for the past few years, using lotus, flowers, and insects as motifs.
Exhibition name: Morihiro Hosokawa Exhibition “The Four Seasons of Keiraku”
Date: September 15, 2023 (Friday) – October 15, 2023 (Sunday) * Open every day during the exhibition Hours: 11:00 – 19:00 (admission until 18:30)
Admission: Free Venue: Pola Museum Annex (Pola Ginza Building 3F, 1-7-7 Ginza, Chuo-ku, 104-0061)
Access: Tokyo Metro Ginza 1-chome Station Exit 7 / 6 minute walk from Tokyo Metro Ginza Station Exit A9 Organizer: Pola Orbis Holdings Co., Ltd. Cooperation: Hosokawa Office, Kuyou Art Project
1938 Born in Tokyo
1963 Graduated from Sophia University Faculty of Law
1963 Joined Asahi Shimbun Newspaper Reporter
1971 Member of the House of Councilors
1983 Governor of Kumamoto Prefecture
1992 Japan New Party formed
1992 Member of the House of Councilors
1993 Member of the House of Representatives
1993 Appointed as the 79th Prime Minister
1998 Resigned as a member of the House of Representatives
1999 Started making pottery
2001 First solo exhibition, held solo exhibitions in various parts of Japan, Paris, New York, etc.
2009 Started oil painting
2012 Began making fusuma paintings Dedicated 8 fusuma paintings of the Eight Views of Xiaoxiang to Jizo-in Temple in Kyoto
2014 Dedicated 24 fusuma paintings of four seasons to Eigen-in, a sub-temple of Kenninji Temple in Kyoto
2018 Dedicated two folding screens with 6 songs and 2 pairs of white text Kegon Sutra
2019 Dedicated 66 wall paintings fusing east and west to Yakushiji Jionden, Nara
2021 Dedicated 24 fusuma paintings of the Eight Views of Xiaoxiu to Kenninji Temple in Kyoto.
2022 Dedicated 32 fusuma paintings with clouds and dragons to Ryoan-ji Temple in Kyoto. Organized a charity auction to support Ukrainian refugees at the Tokyo Art Club.
2023 Dedicated 8 fusuma paintings with a red wall boating painting to the main hall of Tenjuan Temple in Nanzenji, Kyoto Additional 8 fusuma paintings with dragons and clouds were dedicated to Ryoan-ji Temple in Kyoto, bringing the total to 40. 32 fusuma paintings at Mie Koyasan Sojiin Temple. in production
[Pola Museum Annex] From the press release
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