2019.07.22 - 2019.07.26
We will be tentatively closed from May 13th to 17th due to the replacement of the exhibition.
We look forward to seeing you soon at our next exhibition “Birds,Birds,Birds!-“ from July 27th.
2019.05.18 - 2019.07.21
As you know, Arashiyama, where SAMAC is located, attracts so many travelers. In Japan traveling became common in 17th century Edo period. Many beautiful landscapes across Japan was called "Meisho" or sightseeing spots where ordinary people like us adored to visit.
"The Fifty-Three Stations of the Tōkaidō" by Utagawa Hiroshige became very popular for his innovative way of
drawing those spots.
In this exhibition we exhibit original prints of all 53 stations from the 1st period to 2nd period. In addition, you can see 18th-19th century Japanese paintings about Meisho, such as "Three Beautiful Women by the Sumida River" by Katsushika Hokusai and a gorgeous "views in and around the city of Kyoto" folding screen.
Let's travel across Japan together through ages!
2019.02.02 - 2019.05.12
Arashiyama is known as the place where the most famous anthology of Waka called "Ogura Hyakunin Isshu" was edited. Waka is directly translated as Japanese Song or poem. Waka was critical for ancient Japanese nobles who wish to promote and get married with a woman from a good family.
In the 17th century, Waka changed its style, actually got shortened and Haikai (or Haiku) was born. People found Haiku easier than Waka to express what they saw and what they felt.
In this exhibition we focused on four artists related with "Songs" either Waka or Haiku. Fujiwara no Teika, the editor of Hyakunin Isshu, Matsuo Basho & Yosa Buson as Haiku masters and Takehisa Yumeji as a painter and haiku author. In addition we exhibit various paintings and calligraphy related with "Songs". Please enjoy the various style of Japanese SONGS through the eyes of these artists.
2018.11.01 - 2019.01.27
To celebrate the opening of Saga Arashiyama Museum of Arts & Culture, we exhibit Japanese paintings associated with this area. Court nobles, artists and tourists... everyone loves Arashiyama regardless the era. Why not discover the charms of this area through the eyes of painters?