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HIDEAKI ANNO EXHIBTION

Anno Hideaki ’s latest film Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon A Time, which he directed, was a blockbuster success with a box office of over 10 billion yen. This exhibition showcases the director’s past works, including those he was involved in during his time as an animator. It also includes his latest works as a director and producer, and delves into the secrets of his creative processes. The exhibition showcases for the first time, a wide variety of Anno’s production materials – valuable original drawings and miniatures of anime and tokusatsu works, which were the origin of his work, as well as original notes and illustrations, scripts, settings, image sketches, storyboards, layouts and key animation from his early years to the present.

Period
February 14– April 3
Venue
Gallery A (1st floor)

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JUNKO KOSHINO“From the Origin to the Present”

This exhibition provides a full view of JUNKO KOSHINO’s activities up to her most recent works; the art works created during her high school years in Kishiwada City, Osaka, as the origin of her creative work; her Soen Award-winning work, the scenery of the boutique in the 1960s; the uniform designed for Expo’70 Osaka; and JUNKO KOSHINO’s world view expressed through her fashion such as “TAIKYOKU” (extreme contrast/bipolarity/harmony). Also on display is her collaboration with DRUM TAO, a group of drummers based in Kuju of Oita Prefecture performing throughout Japan and abroad. During the exhibition period, special events planned with JUNKO KOSHINO will be held. We invite you to come and enjoy the full range of works by JUNKO KOSHINO who is always on the cutting edge of fashion and creativity.

Period
April 15– May 29
Venue
Gallery A (1st floor)

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Collection ExhibitionⅠ The quintessence of the collection

Oita Prefectural Art Museum has a collection of approximately 5,000 artworks and related materials of the artists who are from, or have a connection to, Oita. By showcasing them, the museum enhances their appeal throughout the year. This exhibition introduces selected masterpieces from various genres including new acquisitions such as the kimono by a dyeing and weaving artist, FURUSAWA Machiko, and a Japanese painting titled ≪Cloud≫ by FUKUDA Heihachiro, first on view after restoration.

Period
Apr. 15 – Jul. 11
Venue
Collection Gallery (3rd floor)

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The Collection of The National Museum of Art, Osaka: 100 Years of Contemporary Art

Wassily Kandinsky
Bild im Bild (Picture within Picture),1929

Since 1977, The National Museum of Art, Osaka has been collecting, preserving and exhibiting contemporary art from Japan and abroad. Once every four years, the museum lends its collection to the other venues. This year it will tour Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum and Oita Prefectural Art Museum. The exhibition introduces development in contemporary art over the past 100 years from the beginning of abstract art such as Kandinsky to diverse expression in post-2000 era. I hope you will encounter enchanting world of contemporary art which will stimulate you and give you a sense of wonder.

Period
June 11– August 21
Venue
Gallery A (1st floor)

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Collection ExhibitionⅡ Challenges in Art

- Color, form, and material -

Coinciding with the Special Exhibition: “The Collection of The National Museum of Art, Osaka: 100 Years of Contemporary Art,” this exhibition introduces the flow of post-war art in Oita mainly from the 1950s to the 1980s. During this period, many different artistic movements were introduced from overseas, while daily life of people changed dramatically. You may encounter challenges in the use of color, form, and material by the artists, and their endless curiosity.

Period
Jul.15 – Sep. 12
Venue
Collection Gallery (3rd floor)

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Adoration of Bamboo

Special Feature of Oita Bamboo Art and History

Oita Prefectural Art Museum (OPAM) has a collection of more than 5000 items, mainly by artists from, or connected to, Oita Prefecture. Throughout the year, we present these works through collection exhibitions and special exhibitions. In particular, our collection of about 300 bamboo art works, from both within Oita Prefecture and other parts of the country, is known as one of the largest and highest-quality collections in Japan. The centerpiece of the collection is 76 items (20 deposits) by Oita Prefecture’s own SHONO Shounsai (1904-74) who was the first person in the field of bamboo art to be designated as a Living National Treasure.
At OPAM, we view bamboo art works as being important, local, cultural assets which reflect Oita Prefecture’s culture, climate and nature. Presently, within the collection exhibition, we are presenting a series of special exhibitions titled “Adoration of Bamboo: Special Features of Oita’s Bamboo Art and History”.
“Shikun (此君)”, used in the Japanese title for this special exhibition, is another name for bamboo. It alludes to a phrase of Wang Zixou, a literary man of Jin dynasty (266–420) China who deeply adored bamboo; “It’s unbearable to spend one day without this lord (Shikun 此君).”
This special exhibition (Vol.4 and 5 being held in 2022) introduces the history and characteristics of bamboo art from a variety of angles, with each volume following a different theme. Please enjoy the various charms of bamboo art.

Period
vol.4: Jul. 15 -Sep. 12/ vol.5: Sep. 16-Nov. 13
Venue
Collection Gallery (3rd floor)

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Collection ExhibitionⅢ In search of the brilliance of life

What is the meaning of life? Many artists tackle this question in their artistic endeavors. With a spotlight on TAKAYAMA Tatsuo, as the celebration of his 110th anniversary since his birth, the exhibition introduces the artworks which express the mystery and brilliance of life in a unique way. There is also a thematic display introducing Christian culture bloomed in Oita, sparked by the meeting of Sorin Otomo and Francis Xavier.

Period
Sep.16 – Nov. 13
Venue
Collection Gallery (3rd floor)

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Treasures of Head temple Shokoku-ji, Kinkaku-ji, and Ginkaku-ji

ITO Jakuchu《Parrot and Peony》
Edo Period Rokuon-ji Collection

Kyoto’s famous temple Shokoku-ji was founded in the late 14th century by the 3rd Muromachi Shogun, Yoshimitsu ASHIKAGA. Kinkaku (Rokuon)-ji, Ginkaku (Jisho)-ji are the well-known sub-temples of Shokoku-ji, and numerous valuable cultural properties remain in existence today. This exhibition offers visitors the chance to see a special selection of the great treasures of the temples such as zen painting, zen calligraphy, Karamono, tools for tea ceremony and the masterpieces by the great Japanese painters of Muromachi to Edo periods such as Sesshu, HASEGAWA Tohaku, MARUYAMA Okyo, ITO Jakuchu, HONAMI Koetsu, NONOMURA Ninsei, OGATA Kenzan. Also included is the screen painting from the reception hall of the Rokuon (Kinkaku)-ji temple done by IWASAWA Shigeo who is originally from Hita City. Please enjoy the beauty of the treasures.

Period
November 26 January 22, 2023
Venue
Gallery B, Collection Gallery (3rd floor)

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Pokémon Fossil Museum

December 10 - January 24, 2023

© 2022 Pokémon.
© 1995-2022 Nintendo/Creatures Inc./GAME FREAK inc.

What is the Pokémon Fossil Museum?

Pokémon, the beloved creatures of the Pokémon video game series, are full of mystery. Some of them can only be revived from fossil-like states!
The subject of this exhibition is the so-called fossil Pokémon, which are shown as part of a unique paleontological learning experience. Visitors will be able to compare the fossil Pokémon with similar prehistoric life forms found in real-world fossils.
Our “Fossil Professor” and “Excavator Pikachu,” along with real-world experts, will guide you through the exhibition, offering assistance on how to compare the fossils of the two worlds.

Period
December 10 - January 24, 2023
Venue
Gallery A(1st floor)

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Collection Exhibition Ⅳ Journey through forms, the joy of “design”

Coinciding with the Special Exhibition: “The Power of Images: KAWAKITA HIDEYA’s iichiko Designs,” this exhibition highlights mainly the prints related to geometric abstraction and modern design. Considering “design” from broader perspective, the works not only by designers but also painters and architects are on view.Some of which are first on display in OPAM. Please enjoy the diversity of expressions.

Period
Feb. 2 – Apr. 10,2023
Venue
Collection Gallery (3rd floor)

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The Power of Images: KAWAKITA HIDEYA’s iichiko Designs

Size B0 Poster March 1994

“iichiko” is a long-selling product manufactured by the Sanwa Shurui Co., Ltd, a brewing company in Usa City, Oita Prefecture. The art director, KAWAKITA HIDEYA has produced all promotional materials for iichiko from posters of the bottle surrounded by serene backdrop to magazine advertisements and TV commercials. Sales of this product have steadily increased since it was first marketed in 1979 owing to Kawakita’s power of creativity,which has also aided in establishing iichiko as well-known brand throughout Japan. This exhibition presents a comprehensive look at the essence of iichiko design and its consistent philosophy while allowing viewers the chance to delve into the thoughts behind KAWAKITA’s designs.

Period
February 1 1 March 29, 2023
Venue
Gallery A (1st floor)

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