Exhibition_English_2023 The 10th Sato Sakura Museum ‘Ōka-Sho Award’ Exhibition

The 10th Sato Sakura Museum ‘Ōka-Sho Award’ Exhibition

On View: Mar. 7, – May 14, 2023

Closed: Monday

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
Sato Sakura Museum is pleased to present the 10th Sato Sakura Museum ‘Ōka-Sho Award’ Exhibition.
Sato Sakura Museum Tokyo opened in 2012 as a museum specializing in contemporary nihonga paintings (Japanese-style paintings) on the banks of Meguro River, a well-known cherry blossom-viewing spot. The Ōka-Sho Awards Exhibition was originally launched to commemorate the museum’s first anniversary. After being canceled during the COVID-19 pandemic, the exhibition is returning this year to celebrate our 10th anniversary. The Ōka-Sho Awards Exhibition is a competition featuring works from up-and-coming nihonga painters on the theme of Sakura (Cherry Blossoms), all exhibited together. By acquiring nihonga and displaying them in this exhibition as part of the museum’s collection, we aim to help visitors discover the beauty of nihonga and pass on its appeal to future generations. The judges for the awards are nihonga painters Koichi Takeuchi, Chinami Nakajima, Yoshiyuki Nakano, and Nobuyoshi Watanabe. This year’s exhibition showcases ambitious works from 30 young and promising nihonga painters, all depicting the same Sakura theme from different approaches. As with all the nine previous Ōka-Sho Awards Exhibitions, this year’s entries are a breath of fresh air in the world of contemporary nihonga paintings. We hope you will enjoy these fascinating nihonga by up-and-coming artists who are bound to play a leading role in the field in the future.
Finally, we would like to express our sincere gratitude to everyone involved for their invaluable cooperation in organizing this exhibition.

The Grand Prize at the 10th Sato Sakura Museum Ōka-sho Award Exhibition

Aya Kudo
'The cherry blossom's space'

The Second Prize at the 10th Sato Sakura Museum Ōka-sho Award Exhibition

Yoshinori Mitani

The Honourable Mention Award
at the 10th Sato Sakura Museum Ōka-sho Award Exhibition

Shoko Ushiro ‘Kanga (Quiet and elegance)’ 2022
Sei Shibusawa ‘Koku (Empty space)’ 2022
Naoko Shirakawa ‘Sayagi (Rustling and swaying in the wind)’ 2022
Haruna Takahama ‘The sky between the flowers’ 2022
Azusa Tsuritani ‘Sounds of spring’ 2022

Artwork List

Artist Talk Dates & Time

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■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