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Midsummer Issue (Jul.)

NEWS REPORT

Returning valuable cultural resources to society

New exhibition rooms and exhibitions are opened at various museums

Aizu Museum opens a year-round exhibition of the Shigenori Tomioka Collection

An exhibition room has been opened at the Aizu Museum for the purpose of holding a year-round exhibition of the Shigenori Tomioka Collection. The majority of the collection is composed of works collected by Mr. Shigenori Tomioka (1896-1979), founder of Japan Metals & Chemicals Co., Ltd. The exhibition displays ancient art works of Japan and the Orient, including valuable cultural assets and valuable works of art.

From May 12th to June 29th, an exhibition will be held that allows visitors to comprehensively view the collected works of Mr. Shigenori Tomioka. From July 4th to September 14th (museum closed from August 4th to August 31st), an exhibition will be held displaying a collection of Chinese porcelain from the Yangshao Period of the Neolithic Era to the Qing Dynasty.

"Flowering of Shanghai Theater" exhibition held at the Tsubouchi Memorial Theater Museum to commemorate cultural exchange between China and Japan

Exhibition room of the Tsubouchi Memorial Theater Museum.

From June 1st to June 30th, the "Flowering of Shanghai Theater" exhibition was held at the Tsubouchi Memorial Theater Museum through the cooperation of the Shanghai Culture and Art Museum. This exhibition was held to commemorate the many years of exchange with the Shanghai Culture and Art Museum, as well as the 150th anniversary of the birth of Shoyo Tsubouchi.

Treasured materials of the Shanghai Culture and Art Museum were displayed for the first time in Japan, and it was a valuable opportunity to systematically and comprehensively cover Shanghai Theater, an area which had received almost no introduction in Japan until this exhibition was held.