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The JP Tower Museum INTERMEDIATHEQUE has renewed part of its permanent exhibition Made in UMUT – The University of Tokyo Collection held on its third floor. This special presentation entitled “Botany and Botanical Art in the University of Tokyo – Makino Tomitarō and Yamada Toshio” showcases botanical sketches by Yamada Toshio.
Yamada Toshio (1882−1941) is a botanical artist active from late Meiji to early Showa eras. He is known as one of the illustrators of An Illustrated Flora of Nippon (1940), a monumental botanical publication written by Makino Tomitarō (1862−1957), a famous botanist in Japan.
The present exhibition showcases for the first time 60 colour pictures from these botanical sketches resulting from the collaboration between a botanist and a botanical artist. It provides the public with a unique opportunity to see this new collection from the University of Tokyo, testifying to the history of botanical art that supported botanical research in the university.
[Title] Special Presentation “Botany and Botanical Art in the University of Tokyo – Makino Tomitarō and Yamada Toshio”
[Dates] The museum is currently closed to prevent the further spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The exhibition is planned to start when the museum reopens.
[Opening Hours] 11:00 – 18:00 (open until 20:00 on Fridays and Saturdays) *Opening hours may change.
[Closed on] Mondays (or the following Tuesday if Monday is a National Holiday) and Year-end holidays. May close irregularly.
[Venue] Intermediatheque 3F [COLONNADE3]
[Organizer] The University Museum, the University of Tokyo (UMUT)
[Admission] Free of charge
[Address] KITTE 2-3F, 2-7-2 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN
[Access] JR lines and Tokyo Metro Marunouchi line Tokyo Station
(Marunouchi South Exit). Nijubashimae Station (Exit 4)
on the Chiyoda Line (about 2 minutes on foot).
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