Kumagai Morikazu: Cherishing All Lives


Kumagai Morikazu: Cherishing All Lives

Kumagai Morikazu (1880-1977) was born into a wealthy family in Gifu. Aspiring to become a painter, he entered Tokyo Fine Arts School in 1900. While being taught by Kuroda Seiki and others, he also developed a friendship with his classmate Aoki Shigeru. During the more than seventy year-long artistic career which began from there, Morikazu’s artistic style continued to constantly undergo gradual change. It was from past age seventy that the so-called “Morikazu style” of flat color planes and distinct contours was completed. This exhibition traces the full view of Morikazu’s artistic career from the early stage to his final years and through his charming pictures of flowers and insects, the artist’s eye on tiny lives and his creativity are examined.


Admission Fee
Individual Group
Adults ¥1,000 ¥800
Senior(65+) ¥700 ¥500
University and College Students ¥500 ¥300
High School Students and younger Free Free
Advance Purchase (Advance Purchase (P code 769-563/L code 86695)) ¥600
*Group rates apply to groups of 15 or more.
*Advance tickets on sale at Ticket PIA and Lawson.
*Disable admission discount.
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