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The special exhibition

ART and EAT -something about art around food-

January 2 [Wed]-March 17 [Sun], 2019. Closed on Mondays


TAKAHASHI Yuichi, Red Snapperoil,painting, wood panel
Kasama Nichido Museum of Art

Both the porgy of TAKAHASHI Yuichi and the apple of SATAKE Toku are the paintings of eatable objects. Can you imagine which one is tastier? The difference between these two objects, a porgy and apples, comes from their historical backgrounds. For Yuichi, the fish is not merely the object, but it reflects the food culture itself. SATAKE, on the other hand, admired Paul Cezanne (1839-906) and he grasped apples as materials exist in space.
Jesus and his Apostles share their bread and wine on the painting of Rin YAMASHITA, "Kimitsu no Bansan (The Last Supper)". If we read the bible, we will then come to know that the bread and wine on the painting are not just food but they indicate the body and blood of Christ. This exhibition explores such meanings behind the images on the paintings related to food.
At the special exhibition room on the first floor, we display the paintings of food and their related subjects. On the second floor, you will find the pottery lending flair to meals, such as the pieces of KITAOJI Rosanjin.



Rin YAMASHITA, Kimitsu no Bansan (The Last Supper),oil painting, canvas panel
Yamaoka Collection, Kasama Nichido Museum of Art

YASUI Soutarou, Ripened Perssimmons, oil painting, canvas panel,
Kasama Nichido Museum of Art

KANAYAMA Heizou, Tilefish, oil painting, wood panel
Kaneko Collection/ Kasama Nichido Museum of Art

SATAKE Toku, Apple, oil painting, wood panel
Satake Collection/ Kasama Nichido Museum of Art

KITAOJI Rosanjin, Oribe Teabowls with a lid of a chrysanthemum motif
Kawama Collection/ Kasama Nichido Museum of Art

KITAOJI Rosanjin, Sake Cup with red overglaze motifs
Kasama Nichido Museum of Art

TAKEHISA Yumeji, Teabowl with the bamboo leaves in black iron oxide, 1922
YAMADA Ichizou Collection/ Kasama Nichido Museum of Art

TAKEHISA Yumeji, Teabowl with bees and flower petals fluttering down
YAMADA Ichizou Collection/ Kasama Nichido Museum of Art

KAMOI Rei, Painted Plate, les trois graces (The Three Graces)
Exhibition ART and EAT -something about art around food-/ Public Photograph Exhibition 2019 "Meals"
Date January 2 [Wed]-March 17 [Sun]
Place Kasama Nichido Museum of Art
Hours 9:30-17:00 Tuesday-Sunday
Closed Mondays (Exceptionally, the museum will be open on January 14 and February 11, and instead it will be closed on the following Tuesdays; January 15 and February 12, 2019)
Admissions Adults 1000 yen/ Seniors 65+ 800 yen Collage/ High School Students 700 yen Junior High School/ Elementary School Students Free
(200 yen discount for each visitor in a group more than 20 people, 50% discount for the handicapped ID holders and their companion.)

Public Photograph Exhibition 2019 "Meals"

We invite entries of photographs related to "meals", which is the subject of the special exhibition ART&EAT, and display those photographs at the central floor of the second level of the special exhibition hall. The closing day of the applications is December 8 [Sat] For further information about the applications to this event, please refer to the conditions of entry on our web site.

Related Event

For Other Events during the Special Exhibition Each events requires admission fees.

Gallery Talks
February 2 [Sat], March 9 [Sat] 14:00- (around 30 minutes for each session)

Art Program "New Year! Fukuwarai at the Museum -Enjoy traditional blindfold game of pinning the facial features on a paper face -"
January 3 [Thu] 14:00- (around 30 minutes)

Event at the Banrisou

19th Hinamatsuri (Girl's Festival) "Touen (Peach Banquet)" at Kasama
January 3 [Thu] - March 3 [Sun]


For further enquiry about the exhibition, feel free to contact us. Kasama Nichido Museum of Art
Ibaraki, Kasama-city, Kasama 978-4
309-1611
TEL: (+81) 0296 (72) 2160 FAX: (+81) 0296 (72) 5655
E-mail: k-museum [at] nichido-museum.or.jp