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Natsume Soseki and Arts

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Natsume Soseki, one of Japan’s great Meiji Era (1868-1912) writers, is best known for the novels “Kokoro,” “Botchan,” ” I Am a Cat” and his unfinished work “Light and Darkness.” He was also a fan of, and particularly knowledgeable about, Japanese and British art, often referring to famous painters in his literary works.

This exhibition focuses on the art world of Soseki, who collected more than 200 works by 80 artists, including those by nihonga (Japanese-style) painters Jakuchu, Watanabe Kazan and Yokoyama Taikan, Western-style painters Aoki Shigeru and Seiki Kuroda and British artists J.W.M.

Last updated: 9 May, 2013

14 May, 2013 - 7 July, 2013

10:00am-17:00pm

1,500yen(Adults)/ 1,000yen(Student above senior high school)/ free(Junior high school student or younger)

The University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts Exhibition Room 1,2,3,4

12-8 Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-8714

http://www.geidai.ac.jp/museum/news/news_en.htm

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