Tsurutaro Kataoka Exhibition Shikisaika (Flowers of the four seasons)

Sep.17 – Oct.18, 2015 Closed


Panasonic Shiodome Museum, a corporate art museum operated by Panasonic, will be holding “Tsurutaro Kataoka Exhibition Shikisaika(Flowers of the four seasons) “ from Sep.17 to Oct.18, 2015.

General information

Tsurutaro Kataoka Exhibition Shikisaika (Flowers of the four seasons)
Sep.17 – Oct.18, 2015
10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (Admittance until 5:30 p.m.)
Adults: ¥1,000 Students (College): ¥700 Students (High / Middle school): ¥500
Visitors aged 65 or over carrying proof of age: ¥900
Groups of 20 or more are subject to a ¥100 discount per person.
Admission is free for children in primary school and younger.
Admission is free for disability passbook holders and up to one accompanying adult.
Panasonic Shiodome Museum, Tsurutaro Kataoka Exhibition Shikisaika (Flowers of the four seasons) Executive Committee
Ohta Production, Kusatsu Tsurutaro Kataoka Museum of Art
Space Production
Planning Production
Ogino Management Corporation

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Exhibition Overview

The multi-talented and prolific Tsurutaro Kataoka is known not only as an actor, but also as a painter and artist. We feature his work for the first time in an exhibition themed around the four seasons.

Tsurutaro Kataoka has been involved in the world of art for nearly 20 years. He has long been creating ambitious works with ceramics, glassware, dyes, and other media. This year, he received the 10th Tejima Yukei Prize, considered the most prestigious prize in the field of calligraphy, and he continues to be a creative force as he approaches his 60th birthday.

This exhibition features about 90 of his works, including Shikisaika (Flowers of the four seasons), a 3-meter tall series created specially for the show; the Tejima Yukei Prize-winning work, Yoru (Night); and other pieces that express the beauty of Japan’s four seasons.

The exhibition features state-of-the-art technology developed by Panasonic to present the world of Tsurutaro Kataoka like it has never been seen before. The Space Player, for example, combines lighting and image projection to give movement to motifs such as detailed flower petals and small animals—as if they were actually alive.

The exhibition space was designed by the WOW design studio, which has offices in Tokyo, Sendai, and London. In addition to the Space Players, a range of video and lighting equipment—including high-definition TVs featuring cutting-edge 4K resolution—are used to create an entirely new dream world in which to experience Kataoka’s work.

Exhibition Highlights

(Please note that exhibited pieces may change without notice)

Featured works

  • Shikisaika (Flowers of the four seasons) (2015)
  • Yoru(Night) (2014)
  • Fuku(Globefish)(2010)
  • Shibori Tsubaki(Camellias)(2013)
  • Sakura Tsubaki (Camellias and cherry blossoms)(2013)  
  • Kingyo juichibi (Eleven goldfish) (2013)
  • and others