Yoshimura Yoshio: Beyond Hyper-realism
In a nutshell
Yoshimura Yoshio’s drawings depict everyday scenes, hyper realistic recreations of newspapers, self-portraits on actual newspapers, and renditions of flowers that are so realistic that they look like photographs at first glance. Over 60 works and 600 items make up the retrospective of this incredibly gifted artist and must be seen in person to be fully appreciated.
The Tokyo Station Gallery is located near the Marunouchi North Exit in Tokyo Station. The gallery entrance is on the first floor with the exhibition space on the second and third floors.
English? (labels/audio guides/handouts)
The introduction, chapter information, title cards and the list of works are in English while the extended captions are in Japanese only. The gallery has an audio guide for download, using their free WiFi, that you can read or listen to (in a slightly mechanical voice). Some entries are a repeat of the chapter wall text but most is supplemental information about the works.
Photos are not allowed.
Discovering this artist and his talent through his incredible, hand-drawn artwork is a joy.
Anyone interested in illustration, drawing, or more realistic art.
How far out?
Centrally located right in Tokyo Station.
How much time?
About an hour.
How much money?
¥900 for general admission.
January 20, 2019
Rating: make a special trip, see it if you’re in the area or have some free time, see it only if you like this specific type of art
Make a special trip.