Sep 19th
Nov 3rd

Adventures in Monochrome

Early Modern Japanese Ink-Wash and Brush-Line Painting

By Kim B    - 1 min read
Venue: Nezu Museum When: Sep 19th - Nov 3rd 2020, 9:00am - 5:00pm


The Nezu Museum has introduced an online timed-entry reservation system, for use by all visitors, as one of their measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Moreover, for the time being, the opening hours of NEZUCAFÉ is 10am - 4:30pm (last order: 4:00pm).

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At Tokyo's Nezu Museum from September 19th until November 3rd, a special exhibition is taking place titled "Adventures in Monochrome: Early modern Japanese ink-wash and brush-line paintings". The event looks at these unique forms of ink paintings, particularly at the differences between the two. Ink-wash paintings tend to incorporate gradations, blurring, and modulated lines, whereas brush-line paintings have more of a focus on thin, uniform strokes.

Some of the works on display include Nagasawa Rosetsu's "Red Cliff", which dates back to the 18th Century, and "The Tale of Genji" by Sumiyoshi Gukei.

Adult admission to the exhibition is 1100 yen, with student admission slightly less at 900 yen. Do note that the museum is closed on Mondays if you're planning to visit.

Getting there

Nezu Museum can be accessed in five minutes on foot from Omotesando Station, served by the Ginza, Chiyoda, and Hanzomon Tokyo Metro Subway Lines. The closest exit is A5.

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Kim B

Kim B @kim.b

I'm an Australian who has lived abroad for almost a decade, including 7 years in Japan - specifically Tokyo and Niigata. I've  visited 44 of 47 prefectures, with only Kagoshima, Miyazaki and Kumamoto left to check out. 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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