ART and EAT -something about art around food-

Both the porgy of TAKAHASHI Yuichi and the apple of SATAKE Toku are the paintings of eatable objects. Can you imagine which one is tastier? The difference between these two objects, a porgy and apples, comes from their historical backgrounds. For Yuichi, the fish is not merely the object, but it reflects the food culture itself. SATAKE, on the other hand, admired Paul Cezanne (1839-906) and he grasped apples as materials exist in space.
Jesus and his Apostles share their bread and wine on the painting of Rin YAMASHITA, “Kimitsu no Bansan (The Last Supper)”. If we read the bible, we will then come to know that the bread and wine on the painting are not just food but they indicate the body and blood of Christ. This exhibition explores such meanings behind the images on the paintings related to food.
At the special exhibition room on the first floor, we display the paintings of food and their related subjects. On the second floor, you will find the pottery lending flair to meals, such as the pieces of KITAOJI Rosanjin.


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  • Venue

    Kasama Nichido Museum of Art
    978-4 Kasama, Kasama-city, Ibaraki, JAPAN
  • Admission

    Adults 1,000yen
    College students and high school students 700yen
    Senior(65 and over) 800yen
    High school students 600ye

    ※Junior High School and elementary School Students Free
    ※200 yen discount for each visitor in a group more than 20 people, 50% discount for the handicapped ID holders and their companion

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    Mondays (except on holidays, then closed on Tuesday)

  • Opening hours

    09:30〜17:00 ※Last entry 30 minutes before closing
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