At a time when environmental issues are a principal concern, this exhibition aims to demonstrate the deep emotional ties between the Japanese people and nature. Sixty paintings on paper and silk evoke their culture's essence.

Opening Hours
Tuesday through sunday from 10 a.m. to 06p.m.
Last admission at 05.30 p.m.
Closed on monday, November 1st and 11th, December 25th and January 1st

Exhibition's tickets
8 € full rate - 6 € concessions

The works - which depict plants, animals, and landscapes linked to a season or to a month of the year- all reflect the particular sensitivity and responsiveness of the Japanese people towards nature.

The exhibition demonstrates how the great artistic movements in Japanese painting of the seventeenth to the nineteenth century, while preserving centuries-old tradition, renewed the stylistic approach to these subjects. Works by artists from the Nanga, Maruyama-Shijō, and Rimpa movements will be on display, using various media such as vertical and horizontal scrolls and folding screens. This exceptional exhibition includes some of the greatest masters of Japanese painting - Ike No Taiga (1723-1776), Tani Bunchō (1763-1840), Maruyama Ōkyo (1733-1795) , and Sakai Hoitsu (1761-1828). This last artist is represented by a very rare series of twelve paintings of "Flowers and Birds of the Twelve Months." A similar set can be found in the Japanese Imperial Collection.

The works on display belong to American collectors Robert and Betsy Feinberg. Some of the works have been seen at exhibitions in Japan and at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Others are appearing for the first time.

Espace presse


VISITORS INFORMATION - From January 30, 2023 and for a period of six months, part of the permanent collections will be closed due to renovation works of the building. Spaces 1 to 5 will remain open to the public, spaces 6 to 14 (from the Buddha Hall to the Painting Room) will be closed. During this time, temporary exhibitions will continue to be presented on ground floor, such as the exhibitions "Kim Tschang-Yeul, Drops and Strokes" and "Painting and Ceramics in dialogue" from April 14 to July 30, 2023. Thank you for your understanding.