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.
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.