Exhibition of Renzo Kita’s painting works


Church in the Village (by Renzo Kita)

About the exhibition

The Aizu Museum at Waseda University received a total of 44 works of Renzo Kita as donation from Nobuko Watanabe on March 2017. Watanabe was the disciple of Renzo Kita’s niece, Yashiro Kita, and he received many works of Renzo from Yashiro. Even before 2017, Watanabe has donated many of Renzo’s work in 2008 and 2009.

Even though Renzo Kita was relatively not a very well-known painter, he works were exhibited at the Hakubakai exhibition during the Meiji period and at Bunten and Teiten exhibitions during the Taisho and Showa periods. He was also one the Japanese painters to receive the privilege of having exempted from examination of works. In addition, his works on Russo-Japanese War and Asia-Pacific War also receive a lot of attention and praise during the in recent years. The Aiza Museum will continue to collect, restore and exhibit works of Renzo Kita in future.

Items on exhibition

List of items on exhibition (in Japanese)

Details of exhibition

  • Exhibition period
    September 1 (Fri) to October 21 (Sat), 2017
    **closes on Sundays and public holidays, as well as September 2, 9 & 12 (Saturdays)
    **opens on October 9 (Mon, public holiday) & 15 (Sun)
  • Venue
    Permanent Exhibition Room, 2F Aizu Museum
  • Opening hours
    10:00-17:00 (admission closes at 16:30)
  • Admission fee
    Free (open to public)

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