Exhibition_English_2022 KOJI MATSUMURA: A Retrospective

KOJI MATSUMURA: A Retrospective
'Meetings and Their Trajectories'

On View: Dec. 3, 2022 – Feb. 26, 2023

Closed: Monday (Open on Jan. 9, closed on Jan. 10), Dec. 29 – Jan. 5

Hours: 10am-5pm (Last Entry is at 4:30pm)
Organized by: Sato Sakura Museum

Supported by: Meguro Tourism Association

Location: 1-7-13 Kamimeguro, Meguro-ku, Tokyo
Artist Talk Dates & Time:
Sat. Dec. 3, 2pm-3pm | Sat. Jan. 21, 2pm-3pm | Sun. Feb. 26, 2pm-3pm

We are pleased to present “The World of Koji Matsumura: Meetings and Their Trajectories”, a special exhibition at the Sato Sakura Museum. Koji Matsumura is one of the leading artists in contemporary Japanese painting. As a student at Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music, he studied under Tamako Kataoka who taught him the basics of Japanese painting. The same year he entered graduate school, he was selected for the Inten Exhibition for the first time, and then went on received many awards. He is currently a member of the Nihon Bijutsu-in coterie, and is member of its board of directors. At his alma mater, Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music, he taught students for half a century, and even served as its president. He is also widely known for his work on the cover art of Bungeishunju magazine. In his work, Matsumura places particular importance on research, wherein he enhances the impressions he obtains when “meeting” nature, landscapes, and people throughout Japan and abroad into art. This exhibition introduces a group of works depicting the sea and life in Tsugaru, an area he visited frequently since his student days; a group of works from his first overseas trip to India and Nepal at the age of 30, which led him to go on to visit 30 countries; and a group of works that return to his origins and work up to the present day, depicting the beauty of his home in Nara and of Japan. This retrospective exhibition will showcase Koji Matsumura’s works from the past 50 years of his career. Come and enjoy the fantastic and vital works of this fine artist.

Artwork List

※There are no rooms showcasing cherry blossoms in this exhibition.

■Admission (tax included)
・General: 500 Yen
・Seniors 70+: 400 Yen
・Students (University | High school): 300 Yen
・Students (Junior High School): 100 Yen
・Students (Elementary): Free ※Please be accompanied by a parent or guardian

※Admission is half-price for visitors with a disability certificate
※We only accept cash

Sato Sakura Museum
1-7-13 Kamimeguro, Meguro-ku, Tokyo