Tsuda Seifū - the designs, the time and…

June 18(Sat.) 2022 - August 14(Sun.) 2022
First period: June 18 (Sat.) to July 18 (Mon.)
Second period: July 20 (Wed.) to August 14 (Sun.)
※Some works will be replaced during the exhibition period.

Tsuda Seifū, From Aomomiji vol.1 (Honda Unkindō), 1899, Collection of Yamada Toshiyuki ©Rieko Takahashi

Tsuda Selfū, From Uzuragoromo (Yamada Unsodō), 1903, Collection of Scott Johnson ©Rieko Takahashi

Tsuda Selfū, From Uzuragoromo vol.2 (Yamada Unsodō), 1903, Collection of Scott Johnson ©Rieko Takahashi

Tsuda Selfū,Screen of Handwritten Chintz with Cranes, 1916, Collection of Fuefuki City Seifū Art Museum ©Rieko Takahashi

Designed by Tsuda Selfū, Written by Natsume Soseki, Grass on the Wayside, 1919(13th printing, First edition 1914)), Collection of Yamada Toshiyuki

Tsuda Selfū, Original Cover Illustration of Kokoro no sono, (Written by Tayama Katai) 1920, Private Collection

Kamisaka Sekka, From Tōkakai (Unsodō Co.), 1907, Collection of Scott Johnson

Designed by Asai Chū, Produced by Sugibayashi Kokō Inkstone Box with Cockfighting, Makie-lacquerware, 1906, Collection of Sakura City Museum of Art

Tomimoto Kenkichi, From Tomimoto Kenkichi Pattern Book vol.1 (Tanakaya Co.), 1915, Collection of Yamada Toshiyuki

In general, the designs were drawn mainly as draft sketches for crafts. However, the period from 1897 to 1906, known as the “Meiji 30’s” era, was a time when attempts were made to turn designs into art as a way to break away from traditional design. Later, during the Taisho Era (1912–26), designs began to be produced in a freer form, unrestricted by conventional forms.
With a focus on Tsuda Seifū (1880–1978), who published many collections of designs in Kyoto in the Meiji 30’s era and did bookbinding for Natsume Soseki during the Taisho Era, this exhibition introduces the design collections of Seifū and other artists and other works related to design. Enjoy the world of designs that evolved from the work of artisans into creations by artists during the Meiji and Taisho eras.

Information

Duration June 18(Sat.) 2022 - August 14(Sun.) 2022
First period: June 18 (Sat.) to July 18 (Mon.)
Second period: July 20 (Wed.) to August 14 (Sun.)
※Some works will be replaced during the exhibition period.
AdmissionGeneral: ¥800 (¥640)
University Students:¥640 (¥510)
High-School Students/Seniors 60 and Older:¥400 (¥320)
Elementary/Junior-High-School Students:¥100 (¥80)

*Numbers inside parentheses ( ) are admission fees for Shibuya residents.
*Elementary and junior-high-school students are admitted free of charge on Saturdays, Sundays, national holidays and during the summer vacation.
*Shibuya residents are admitted free of charge on Fridays.
*Persons with disabilities and up to one attendant are admitted free of charge.
ClosedMondays (except for July 18), July 19(Tue.), August 12(Fri.)
Advance booking is required for all Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays, and from Tuesday 9th to Sunday 14th of August.
Bookings can be made through the following website from 14 days before your planned date.
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