Exhibition_English_2024 The 11th Sato Sakura Museum ‘Ōka-Sho Award’ Exhibition

The 11th Sato Sakura Museum ‘Ōka-Sho Award’ Exhibition

On View: Mar. 12, – May 19, 2024

Closed: Monday, (Open on April 29, May 6, Closed on April 30, May 7)

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 proud to present the 11th Sato Sakura Museum ‘Ōka-Sho Award’ Exhibition.
Sato Sakura Museum, a museum specializing in contemporary nihonga (Japanese-style paintings), opened in 2012 on the banks of the Meguro River, a renowned cherry blossom viewing spot. The Ōka-Sho Award Exhibition was originally conceived to commemorate the first’s anniversary of the museum’s opening.
We commission young and promising nihonga artists to create paintings based on the theme of ‘sakura’, or cherry blossoms, a familiar theme in nihonga. We purchase all commissioned paintings, select award winning paintings, and exhibit them to the general public. The Ōka-Sho Award Exhibition is a competition-style exhibition organized to help visitors discover the beauty of nihonga and pass on its appeal to future generations.
This year marks the 11th edition of the Ōka-Sho Award Exhibition, which has been held every year during the sakura season. With more than 300 submissions in total, it has drawn attention as a gateway to success for young nihonga painters throughout Japan.
The judges for the 11th Ōka-Sho Award Exhibition are the nihonga artists Shigetomo Kurashima, Koichi Takeuchi, Chinami Nakajima, and Nobuyoshi Watanabe. This year’s exhibition features ambitious works from 30 young and promising nihonga painters, all of which depict the common theme of ‘sakura’ using different approaches. As with all ten previous editions of the Ōka-Sho Award Exhibition, this year’s exhibited works are a breath of fresh air in the world of contemporary nihonga paintings. We hope you will enjoy these fascinating nihonga by spirited, up-and-coming artists who are sure to play leading roles in the world of nihonga in the future.
Last but not least, we would like to express our sincere appreciation to everyone involved for their invaluable cooperation in organizing this exhibition.
Artists:
Yukiko Aoki, Junko Isobe, Yuki Okuda, Yuhi Kaneko, Yashinoko Kawakami, Yu Kawashima, Hikaru Kotani, Madoka Goto, Hidetoshi Sakamoto, Hanako Sawasaki, Shinya Shirasuna, Shiran, Yuka Sugisawa, Shohei Takahashi, Yusuke Takahashi, Yuika Takeuchi, Kazuma Taketoshi, Ayano Tanaka, Andi Zhang, Sho Tsuchida, Ikumi Nagaoka, Misato Nagata, Miyabi Nakamoto, Koko Hachisu, Yuki Harada, Ai Horikawa, Hisako Matsui, Maika Miyashita, Yukie Mori, and Gakuto Yamaguchi.

Artworks

The Grand Prize at the 11th Sato Sakura Museum Ōka-sho Award Exhibition

Yuika Takeuchi
'Circle'
2023

The Second Prize at the 11th Sato Sakura Museum Ōka-sho Award Exhibition

Maika Miyashita
'Spring Evening'
2023

The Honourable Mention Award
at the 11th Sato Sakura Museum Ōka-sho Award Exhibition

Yashinoko Kawakami 'Spring at Ueno and Kuromon Gate' 2023
Madoka Goto 'Overflowing' 2023
Hanako Sawasaki 'A Shadow of the Past - Cherry Tree' 2023
Shinya Shirasuna 'Kanhizakura and Western Honeybees' 2023
Andi Zhang 'Morning Mist' 2023
Yukie Mori 'Breath of Flowers' 2023

Small Exhibition '100 Views of Sakura vol.34'

Artists:
Kazutoshi Oshimoto, Kei Kato, Sayaka Kato, Mariko Kawamoto, Aya Kudo, Mai Shikama, Shugo Tajima, Ryo Date, Chinami Nakajima, Yoshiyuki Nakano, Shun’ei Nishida, Mayumi Hachiya, Jun’ichi Hayashi, Ami Mtasubara, Megumi Yamaura, Nobuyoshi Watanabe.

Artworks

Chinami Nakajima 'Meguro river with cherry trees like clouds' 2013
Shun'ei Nishida 'Farewell, Cherry Blossoms' 2007
Jun'ichi Hayashi 'A weeping cherry tree' 2002
Nobuyoshi Watanabe 'Spring Evening' 2001

The Previous Ōka-Sho Award - Winning Masterpieces

The Grand Prize at the 1st
Kei Kato 'The sound of flowers -A weeping cherry tree-' 2012-2013
The Grand Prize at the 2nd
Shugo Tajima 'A blue cherry tree' 2013
The Grand Prize at the 3rd
Kazutoshi Oshimoto 'Fragrance - The otohime cherry tree' 2014
The Grand Prize at the 4th
Mariko Kawamoto 'Spring of the lake' 2015
The Grand Prize at the 5th
Megumi Yamaura 'Spring covers' 2016
The Grand Prize at the 6th
Mai Shikama 'Repeat' 2017
The Grand Prize at the 7th
Sayaka Kato 'Beautiful unknown flowers' 2018
The Grand Prize at the 8th
Ami Matsubara 'Beautiful spring' 2019
The Grand Prize at the 9th
Mayumi Hachiya 'Radiance' 2021
The Grand Prize at the 10th
Aya Kudo 'The cherry blossom's space' 2022

Artwork List

Coming Soon

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■Admission (tax included)
・General: 800 Yen
・Students (University | High school): 300 Yen
・Students (Junior High School | Elementary School) : Free

※Tax included
※Elementary school student must be accompanied by a parent or guardian
※Admission is half-price for visitors with a disability certificate

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