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New exhibit – The Superlative Artistry of Japan

The Nikkei National Museum is delighted to host a traveling exhibition from the Japan Foundation titled, The Superlative Artistry of Japan. The exhibit is open now and runs until January 20, 2024.

The exhibit includes a cohesive collection of work from a variety of art genres that emphasize highly skilled techniques, unique expressions, and concepts intended to delight the viewer. Elaborate Meiji era (1868-1912) works are introduced alongside kogei (traditional arts & crafts) that influenced the Japonism trend in 19th century Europe. Also included in the display are numerous contemporary works of ‘superlative artistry’ as well as capsule toy figures and food samples that present a strong commitment to artistic craftsmanship.

The exhibit includes work by artists:
Satoshi Araki, Riusuke Fukahori, Naoki Honjo, Takahiro Iwasaki, Takeshi Kitamura, Kimiyo Mishima, Naoki Nisiwaki, Yoshihiro Suda, Yasuhiro Suzuki, Hiroaki Umeda, Akira Yamaguchi, Ichiyo Yamamoto / Meiji era Kogei works, Food Samples, Capsule Toy Figures.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Japan Foundation and the Consulate-General of Japan in Vancouver.