Settai Komura exhibition
"From Edo chic to tokyo modern" - settai komura
This exhibition is a real treat for the art lover! You will find a variety of art in the style of Komura Settai, many of them his own works, some by others and some contemporary. We spent hours in the exhibition halls. Recommended!
FROM THE MUSEUM EXHIBITION SITE
From the Taisho era to the early Showa era, a new style was introduced into a wide variety of genres in Japan such as bookbinding, illustrations, and stage art, attracting the public. The momentum for re-evaluation of this movement is on the rise today.
Settai Komura (jap: Komura Settai) studied with Shimomura Kanzan at Tokyo Art School, and after graduating in the third year of Taisho (1914) he was employed to copy old paintings. He was 28 years old at the time.
The author Izumi Kyoka worked on the book 'Nihonbashi', and combined with Settai's book design a masterpiece was born, to be followed by many others.
While working as a popular book design artist, Settai could establish himself as a Japanese painter. He designed products and advertisements at the newly opened design department at Shiseido.
In this exhibition we aim to take in the essence of Edo and focus on the work of Settai, a “genius of design” that embodies the modernity of Tokyo.
Hans o. Karlsson
Chief blogger for Tajimi Tourist Association.