Cats in Art

Pieces from the Maneki Neko-tei Collection

Feb 27th
Apr 4th
Venue: Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art When: Feb 27th - Apr 4th 2021, 9:30am - 5:00pm

A special exhibition taking place at the Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art looks at a range of artworks that depict cats from the collection of Maneki Neko-tei. This mysterious collector has been amassing pieces for around 40 years, and there will be Japanese paintings, ukiyo-e prints, sculptures, and ceramics on display. Some of the artists featured include Utagawa Kuniyoshi, Yumeji Takehisa, Leonard Fujita, and Ryusei Kishida to name just a handful.

Whether you're a fan of all things feline or not, the exhibition offers an interesting historical insight into how cats have inspired a wealth of art in various genres.

Adult admission to the event is priced at 1300 yen.

Getting there

Via Public Transport:

The Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art is located approximately four minutes on foot from Nishijuhatchome Station, which is served by the Tozai subway line.

Via Private Vehicle:

As there is no dedicated parking lot available at the museum, taking public transportation whenever possible is advised. However, there are multiple paid parking lots in the surrounding streets.

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Kim @kim.b

I'm an expat who has lived abroad for almost a decade, including 7 years in Japan. I've also visited 44 of 47 prefectures and hope to get to the last three someday! I'm particularly fond of exploring off the beaten path destinations, gardens, and tea houses, and have a real interest in Japan's growing vegan scene.

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Sleiman Azizi 3 weeks ago
They should hold this exhibition in Yanaka, near Nippori in Tokyo, lol