Former Prime Minister Morihiro Hosokawa’s exhibition “Prayers for Tomorrow” will be held from Saturday, June 4th at the Ginza Pola Museum Annex.

"Hyakuki Barbaric-My Gerniker" 2022 Material: Canvas / Oil Painting H97 x W162cm Photo: Yoshihiro Saito

For the purpose of supporting Ukraine

At Pola Museum Annex (Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo), Morihiro Hosokawa's exhibition "Prayers for Tomorrow" will be held from June 4th (Sat) to June 12th (Sun), 2022.

In addition to creative activities such as pottery making, Morihiro Hosokawa started making oil paintings in 2009 and fusuma paintings in 2012, dedicating fusuma paintings to temples in Kyoto and Nara. Is diverse.
This time, Mr. Hosokawa decided to hold this exhibition, thinking "Is there anything I can do?" As an artist about the dire situation in Ukraine. In addition to the new work "Hyakuki Barbaric-My Gerniker", which is a prayer for tomorrow, we will exhibit and sell works made in the past such as urushi-e and books. In addition, we will also exhibit a large drawing of the barrier painting dedicated to Nara Yakushiji Jionden in 2019 and a drawing of a fusuma painting dedicated to Ryoanji Temple in Kyoto on May 13th this year in the hope of peace and well-being. The proceeds from the exhibition will be donated to UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees).

Exhibition overview
Exhibition name: Morihiro Hosokawa Exhibition "Prayer for Tomorrow"
Date: June 4, 2022 (Sat) -June 12, 2022 (Sun) * Open all year round: 11:00 – 19:00 (Admission is until 18:30)
Admission: Free Place: POLA Museum Annex (3rd floor, POLA Ginza Building, 1-7-7 Ginza, Chuo-ku, 104-0061)
Access: Immediately from Exit 7 of Tokyo Metro Ginza 1-chome Station / 6 minutes walk from Exit A9 of Tokyo Metro Ginza Station Main event: POLA ORBIS HOLDINGS CO., LTD. Cooperation: Hosokawa Office

"God's mercy-my miserere-" 2022 Material: Canvas, oil pastel, gold leaf H180 x W120 cm Photo: Yoshihiro Saito

� Writer's statement ∥
The dire situation in Ukraine is reported every day, but today's situation is by no means a single person in a country 10,000 kilometers away from Japan. It's a big problem that we have to deal with as our own.

Now, when I think of the people who are suffering in this war, I can't stay still.

I have been engaged in creative activities such as calligraphy, pottery, painting, and lacquer, but I strongly believe that what I can do now is at least to paint as an artist and draw works with a wish for peace. I did. We will exhibit oil paintings such as "Hyakuki Barbaric-My Gerniker", which was moved by the situation in Ukraine, and also exhibited and sold works such as paintings and books that we have drawn so far, or put them in a donation box. We would like to receive donations and support the proceeds through the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

We sincerely hope that as many people as possible will support us.

Morihiro Hosokawa

Morihiro Hosokawa
Born in Tokyo in 1938
1963 Graduated from Sophia University Faculty of Law
Joined Asahi Shimbun in 1963 Reporter, Social Affairs Department
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 Appointment of the 79th Prime Minister
1998 Resignation of the House of Representatives
1999 Started making pottery
First solo exhibition in 2001, then held solo exhibitions in various parts of Japan, Paris, New York, etc.
2009 Started painting oil paintings
2012 Dedicated 8 fusuma paintings to Kyoto Jizo-in, which started producing fusuma paintings
2014 Dedicated 24 paintings of four seasons to the Shoden-eigen-in Temple in Kennin-ji Temple, Kyoto
2018 Dedicated Shirobunka Avatamsaka Sutra 6 songs 2 folding screens to Nara Todaiji Temple
2019 Dedicated 66 eastern and western fusion barrier paintings to Nara Yakushiji Jionden
2021 Dedicated 24 fusuma paintings to the Kennin-ji Temple in Kyoto Omotoyama
2022 Dedicated 32 fusuma paintings of Unryu to Ryoanji Temple in Kyoto

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