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Western-style Painting in the Edo Period
June 9th (Tue) - September 6th (Sun), 2020


During the Edo period, Dejima in present Nagasaki prefecture was the only window to modern foreign cultures, which introduced new expressions to Japanese paintings. Western-style expressions could be seen under the influence of European style painting technique in glass paintings and Nagasaki woodblock prints whose themes were foreign objects, optique pictures, and Doro-e, pictorial souvenir from Edo in thick and opaque pigments. This exhibition introduces Western style paintings and Doro-e of the second half of the Edo period which Soetsu Yanagi, founder of the Museum, called 'crafted paintings' and regarded as folk paintings.


From the exhibition

Closed Mondays. (Except Holiday Mondays, closed the next day in this case)
Admission Adults ¥1,100.-  Students ¥600.- 
Jr.High and Elementary ¥200.-
Museum Hours 10:00-17:00 (the ticket office is closed at 16:30.)