SUNTORY MUSEUM of ART

In the mid-Edo period, Odano Naotake (1749-1780), a samurai from Akita, was the central figure in the emergence of a new style of painting, now known as Akita Ranga (Akita Dutch-style painting). Naotake, who moved to Edo after Hiraga Gennai visited Akita, drew the illustrations for the Kaitai shinsho (New book of anatomy, based on a Dutch translation of German anatomist J.A.Kulmus’s Anatomische Tabellen), the first Western medical textbook to be translated into Japanese. In a short period, until his death at the age of 32, Naotake created Akita Ranga that incorporated the techniques of linear perspective and shading from Western art. Akita Ranga paintings, connecting the aesthetics of East and West, continue to fascinate. This exhibition brings together masterworks by Naotake as well as Akita daimyo Satake Shozan and others associated with the Akita Ranga school to examine the true face of the enigmatic Akita Ranga.

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Seven Daring Years: Odano Naotake and Akita Ranga

November 16, 2016, to January 9, 2017

*There will be an exhibition change during the course of exhibition.
*Download the list of changes in works on display.

In the mid-Edo period, Odano Naotake (1749-1780), a samurai from Akita, was the central figure in the emergence of a new style of painting, now known as Akita Ranga (Akita Dutch-style painting). Naotake, who moved to Edo after Hiraga Gennai visited Akita, drew the illustrations for the Kaitai shinsho (New book of anatomy, based on a Dutch translation of German anatomist J.A.Kulmus’s Anatomische Tabellen), the first Western medical textbook to be translated into Japanese. In a short period, until his death at the age of 32, Naotake created Akita Ranga that incorporated the techniques of linear perspective and shading from Western art. Akita Ranga paintings, connecting the aesthetics of East and West, continue to fascinate. This exhibition brings together masterworks by Naotake as well as Akita daimyo Satake Shozan and others associated with the Akita Ranga school to examine the true face of the enigmatic Akita Ranga.

Period

November 16, 2016, to January 9, 2017

*There will be an exhibition change during the course of exhibition.
*Download the list of changes in works on display.

Hours

10:00-18:00 Friday and Saturday 10:00-20:00

*Open until 20:00 on December 22 and January 8, 2017.
*Last admission: 30 minutes before closing.
*shop×cafe will be open daily during a period of an exhibition.

Closed

Tuesdays

*Open until 18:00 on January 3, 2017 and Closed from December 30 to January 1, 2017.

Admission
Adult General ¥1300 Advance ¥1100
College and High School Student General ¥1000 Advance ¥800

Elementary, Junior-High school students and under are free.
*With a certificate of disability, the admission fee of a disabled person and a care-giver will be waived.
*Advance tickets will be available at the Suntory Museum reception desk until October 30.

Discount

◇100 Yen Discount
•For wearing kimono.
•For presenting a coupon downloaded from our website.
•For displaying a coupon on your mobile/smartphone.
•For presenting a ticket to a thematic exhibition at the National Art Center, Tokyo, or Mori Art Museum.
•For parties of 20 or more.

*Only one discount per person.

Audio Guide

¥500 (English Available)