Senju Hiroshi: Commemorating the Completion of Fusuma Paintings for Kongobuji Temple, Koyasan
June 9 - July 29, 2018
Hiroshi Senju [was born in 1958, Tokyo] is one of the few masters of the Japanese-style painting which emphasizes traditional Japanese techniques and materials. The Kongobuji Temple, Koyasan is a sacred site in Shingon esoteric Buddhist, founded by the priest Kukai [Kobo Daishi] in the early Heian era. The Cha-no-ma [tea room] and Irori-no-ma [room with open hearth] at the Daisyuden [great hall] where rebuilt in 1863, and it was decided to commission fusuma [sliding door] paintings by artist Hiroshi Senju.
Ahead of the dedication at Kongobuji, this exhibition presents fusuma and wall paintings, the completion of which was an epic task the artist himself ranks as the culmination of his career to date. This exhibition also includes a selection of Senju's major works to date, offering visitors a window on the worldview of Hiroshi Senju, an artist constantly searching for new possibilities in Japanese paintings.
|Period||June 9 [Sat.] - July 29 [Sun.], 2018|
|Opening Hours||9:30 AM-6:00 PM [Last admission is 5:30 PM]|
|Closed||Wednesdays [Except national holidays]
July 17 [Tue.], 2018
Adults 1,300yen [*1,000yen], University students 950yen [*750yen], Advance ticket 1,000yen
|Venue||2F exhibition room 2, 3, 4|
|Organized by||The Hiroshi Senju Exhibition Executive Committee [Toyama Prefectural Museum of Art and Design, THE KITANIPPON SHINMBUN], NHK PlanNet, Inc. Chubu Branch Office. Special Support: Kongobuji temple, Koyasan, Hiroshi Senju Museum Karuizawa / Production Support: NHK Promotions Inc. / Support: Art Consulting Firm / Corporate Sponsors: TOA Pharmaceuticals CO., LTD., TOYAMA NISHI GENERAL HOSPITAL, Nitto Medic Co., Ltd., The Hokuriku Bank, Ltd.|
About the authors
SENJU, Hiroshi (Japanese Painter)
Born in 1958, Tokyo, Japan. BFA, Tokyo University of the Arts, 1982. MFA, The Graduate School of Tokyo University of the Arts, 1984. Completed coursework of the doctoral program at Tokyo University of the Arts, 1987. Received Honorable Mention at 46th La Biennale di Venezia, Italy, 1995. Paintings on fusuma at Shofuso, Philadelphia, USA, 2007. Hiroshi Senju Museum Karuizawa Opened, 2011. President of Kyoto University of Art & Design from 2007 to 2013, presently a professor of Kyoto University of Art & Design. Received Isamu Noguchi Award, 2017. Received Award for Excellence in Art, Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia ,USA, 2018. Commemorating the Completion of Fusuma Paintings for Kongobuji Temple, Koyasan will tour multiple museums in Japan, 2018.