Exhibition_English_2024 The 4th FROM Exhibition

The 4th 'FROM' Exhibition

- The Exhibition of Japanese Paintings in Each Artist's Style -

On View: May 25 – June 23, 2024

Closed: Monday

Hours: 10am-5pm (Last Entry is at 4:30pm)

Organized by Sato Sakura Museum

Supported by Meguro Tourism Association,
The Asahi Shinbun Foundation

Location: 1-7-13 Kamimeguro, Meguro-ku, Tokyo
– Talk Events –

・Dates & Time: Saturday, May 25, 2pm-
Artists : Kazutoshi Oshimoto, Mao Kawasaki, Meiko Kinoshita, Kohei Nagasawa,
Mikiko Noji, Shugo Tajima, Hiroko Takeda, Megumi Yamaura
Art historian: Akifumi Shiino

・Dates & Time: Saturday, June 1, 2pm-
Artists : Kazutoshi Oshimoto, Meiko Kinoshita, Kohei Nagasawa, Mikiko Noji

・Dates & Time: Saturday, June 15, 2pm-
Artists : Kazutoshi Oshimoto, Mao Kawasaki, Meiko Kinoshita, Mikiko Noji


Sato Sakura Museum and Tenshin Memorial Museum of Art, Ibaraki are delighted to present the upcoming Nihonga group exhibition titled ‘The 4th FROM – The Exhibition of Japanese Paintings in Each Artist’s Style -.’
Established in 2020, the FROM group consists of artists dedicated to shape the future of Nihonga Japanese painting through research, experimentation, and presentation. The group’s name reflects the unity of artists ‘FROM’ diverse backgrounds and affiliations, sharing a common objective. It also embodies their intention to experiment with contemporary Nihonga in their unique ways and communicate its significance to future generations ‘FROM’ exhibitions.
The exhibition will feature works by eight artists: Kazutoshi Oshimoto, Mao Kawasaki, Meiko Kinoshita, Hiroko Takeda, Shugo Tajima, Kohei Nagasawa, Mikiko Noji, and Megumi Yamaura. While rooted in the traditional techniques of Nihonga, these artists explore free-form painting expressions infused with modern sensibilities.
Join us as we showcase a diverse array of works from these eight talented artists, with a focus on large-scale pieces. We hope you will enjoy the charming collection of art that capture the essence of contemporary Nihonga painting.

Message from the artist

We are pleased to announce ‘The 4th FROM – The Exhibition of Japanese Paintings in Each Artist’s Style -.’
This group exhibition features large-scale works by eight artists focusing on ‘Nihonga,’ or traditional Japanese painting.
As the societal perception of the term ‘Nihonga’ evolves over time, the participating artists each bring their unique perspectives and approaches to the table. The significance of this group exhibition lies in the juxtaposition, collision, and resonance of the artists’ works, from which we hope to witness the essence of ‘contemporary Nihonga’ and the more universal ‘contemporary painting.’
We believe that working on large-scale paintings will motivate artists to continuously explore creativity and challenge themselves, ultimately expanding their individual potential. We kindly invite you to attend and appreciate the exhibition, and we would be grateful for your candid critiques.
In organizing this event, we would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to the Sato Sakura Museum and all the parties involved for their tremendous support and contributions.
We are also pleased to announce that a touring exhibition will be held at the Tenshin Memorial Museum of Art, Ibaraki this year. We want to thank you again for your unwavering support.


Artists | Artworks

Kazutoshi Oshimoto
Kazutoshi Oshimoto 'Genesis' 2024
Mao Kawasaki
Mao Kawasaki 'Idaten Ⅰ' 2024
Meiko Kinoshita
Meiko Kinoshita 'create the sky' 2024
Hiroko Takeda
Hiroko Takeda 'At that mountain in the chrysanthemum field' 2024
Shugo Tajima
Shugo Tajima 'Three strange fish・six jizo・ten cats' 2024
Kohei Nagasawa
Kohei Nagasawa 'Night in the woods' 2024
Mikiko Noji
Mikiko Noji 'silent' (Right Screen) 2024
Megumi Yamaura
Megumi Yamaura 'A Landscape - Misen, Itsukushima -' 2024

Concurrent Exhibition '100 Views of Sakura vol.35'

Noriko Okawara, Yuki Taira, Chinami Nakajima, Jun’ichi Hayashi, Mariko Miyashita, and Nobuyoshi Watanabe
Jun'ichi Hayashi 'The Chitose Cherry Tree in Aizu' 2017
Chinami Nakajima 'A cherry tree in ishibe' 2015

List of Artworks

■What is Nihonga: Click here

■Sato Sakura Museum Collection: Click here

■Online Viewing Room: Click here
■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

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