Meiji Memorial Picture Gallery

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Meiji Memorial Picture Gallery
聖徳記念絵画館
Meiji Memorial Picture Gallery 2014.JPG
General information
Address1-1 Kasumigaoka-machi
Town or cityShinjuku, Tokyo
CountryJapan
Coordinates35°40′44″N 139°43′04″E / 35.678778°N 139.717639°E / 35.678778; 139.717639Coordinates: 35°40′44″N 139°43′04″E / 35.678778°N 139.717639°E / 35.678778; 139.717639
Opened1926
Website
Official website

Meiji Memorial Picture Gallery (聖徳記念絵画館, Seitoku Kinen Kaigakan) opened in Tokyo, Japan, in 1926. The Gallery has been designated an Important Cultural Property. Inside are eighty paintings depicting events from the life of Emperor Meiji, by forty leading nihonga and forty leading yōga artists.[1][2][3]

Painting Date of event Painter Date of painting Comments Image Dedicator
1 The Birth of Emperor Meiji
御降誕
Go-kōtan
3 November 1852 Takahashi Shūka (高橋秋華) (1877–1953) July 1930 depicted is the Lying-in Chamber (御産室) erected by Nakayama Tadayasu in the grounds of Kyoto Imperial Palace The Birth of Emperor Meiji by Takahashi Shuka (Meiji Memorial Picture Gallery).jpg Marquis Nakayama Sukechika (中山輔親)
2 The Rites of Growth
御深曾木
On-fukasogi
6 May 1860 Kitano Tsunetomi (北野恒富) (1880–1947) November 1934 ceremonial trimming of the hair, performed by Ichijō Tadaka (一条忠香) in the Omima Baron Kōnoike Zenemon (鴻池善右衛門)
3 Investiture of the Crown Prince
立親王宣下
Ritsu shinnō senge
10 November 1860 Hashimoto Eihō (橋本永邦) (1886–1944) June 1931 Nijō Nariyuki presents the imperial proclamation at the Palace Mitsubishi Partnership (三菱合資会社)
4 Accession to the Throne
践祚
Senso
13 February 1867 Kawasaki Shōko (川崎小虎) (1886–1977) August 1930 the Emperor, aged fifteen, appoints Nijō Nariyuki as regent in the Seiryōden Marquis Ikeda Nobumasa (池田宣政)
5 Resignation of the Last Shōgun
大政奉還
Taisei hōkan
7 November 1867 Murata Tanryō (邨田丹陵) (1872–1940) October 1935 Tokugawa Yoshinobu informs officials of his decision at Nijō-jō Taisehokan.jpg Prince Tokugawa Yoshimitsu (徳川慶光)
73 The Triumphal Grand Naval Review
凱旋観艦式
Gaisen kankan shiki
23 October 1905 Tōjō Shōtarō (東城鉦太郎) (1865–1929) May 1929 the Emperor aboard the Asama reviews the fleet in Yokohama Bay, with Admiral Tōgō in attendance Ministry of the Navy
74 The Triumphal Grand Army Review
凱旋観兵式
Gaisen kanbei shiki
30 April 1906 Kobayashi Mango (小林万吾) (1870–1947) December 1931 the Emperor reviews the troops at the Aoyama Parade Grounds (東京青山練兵場), with Ōyama Iwao riding behind The Triumphal Grand Army Review by Kobayashi Mango (Meiji Memorial Picture Gallery).jpg Ministry of the Army
75 Demarcation of the Sakhalin Frontier
樺太国境画定
Karafuto kokkyō kakutei
1906–7 Yasuda Minoru (安田稔) December 1932 Japanese and Russian representatives designate a boundary marker Nippon Oil (日本石油株式会社)
76 The Chrysanthemum Garden Party
観菊会
Kangikukai
19 November 1909 Nakazawa Hiromitsu (中沢弘光) (1874–1964) May 1931 the Emperor and Empress attend for the first time Marquis Tokugawa Yorisada (徳川頼貞)
77 The Union of Korea and Japan
日韓合邦
Nikkan gappō
22 August 1910 Tsuji Hisashi (辻永) (1884–1974) October 1927 depicted is the Namdaemun at the time of annexation The Provinces of Korea (朝鮮各道)
78 The Emperor at Tokyo Imperial University
東京帝国大学行幸
Tōkyō Teikoku Daigaku gyōkō
10 July 1912 Fujishima Takeji (1867–1943) April 1936 the arrival of the Emperor for the graduation ceremonies The Emperor's Visit to Tokyo Imperial University by Fujishima Takeji (Meiji Memorial Picture Gallery).jpg Marquis Maeda Toshinari
79 The Emperor's Final Illness
不豫
Fuyo
July 1912 Tanabe Itaru (田辺至) (1886–1968) March 1927 as the Emperor's condition worsened, people gather outside the Tokyo Imperial Palace to pray for his recovery Tokyo Prefecture
80 The Imperial Funeral
大葬
Taisō
14 September 1912 Wada Sanzō (1883–1967) July 1933 after a ceremony at the Aoyama Funeral Pavilion (青山葬場殿) in Tokyo on 13 September, the Emperor's coffin was taken by train to Kyoto, before being conveyed to Fushimi Momoyama no Misasagi (伏見桃山陵) Meiji Jingū Commemorative Association (明治神宮奉賛会)


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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Meiji Memorial Picture Gallery". Meiji Jingu Gaien. Retrieved 3 November 2015.
  2. ^ 聖徳記念絵画館 [Meiji Memorial Picture Gallery] (in Japanese). Agency for Cultural Affairs. Retrieved 3 November 2015.
  3. ^ Meiji Jingū Gaien, ed. (2001). 聖徳記念絵画館壁画 [Explanatory Notes on pictures in Memorial Picture Gallery, Meiji Jingū] (in Japanese).

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