Karuizawa New Art Museum 10th Anniversary Special Exhibition: Various Lives- Life and Death, Joy and Sorrow


2022.07.16 - 2022.10.30
Karuizawa New Art Museum
Exhibition Room (2nd Floor)
Open Hours
July - September 10:00~18:00
October- 10:00~17:00

※Last entry 30 minutes before its closing 
*If a Monday falls on a national holiday the following day is a holiday.
Please refer to the announcement.
Ticket: General admission: ¥2000,
High school and university students: ¥1000,
Primary and secondary students: ¥500,
* ¥200 discount from above fees for groups over 20 people
* Preschool children, Disabled : Free, discount for an attendant (half of above fees)
Contact Information
Karuizawa New Art Museum
Tel. 0267-46-8691
Exhibition Section

About the Exhibition

This year marks the museum's 10th anniversary, and we are pleased to present a special exhibition to commemorate the occasion.
The purpose of this exhibition is to encourage visitors to think about "the Life of a Person", "from Birth to Death," and "the Various Things that Happen in Between" through the works of art.
The project was inspired by an encounter with "Shihon chakushoku shuui kotokuden", a picture scroll depicting the latter half of Honen Shonin's life, which is a National Important Cultural Property.
”Life and death" depicted in this work is a fundamental theme that can be understood by all people.
The exhibition will be an all-star affair, so to speak, picking up a variety of works from classic masterpieces to the latest works by contemporary artists, regardless of age, country, genre, or technique.

The exhibition is designed to be viewed as if you were encountering various stories through the six exhibition rooms. Since birth, people have experienced so much joy and sorrow, and have passed away. We hope that visitors will enjoy the artworks and reflect on their various experiences while viewing them.

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Exhibition views taken by 360°camera


Mitsuhiro Tosa, Shihon chakushoku shuui kotokuden, Muromachi period, Color on paper, 39.2×1668.3㎝


Egami Etsu, 扑朔迷离/Whirling, 2022, Video Installation, mirror, document

Hori Kousai + Hori Erize, To RememberーWho am I?, 2019, Installation with audio and video

Ay-O, Rewarding Good and Punishing Evil, 2012, Print 114/180、150.8×52.0㎝


General incorporated Foundation Karuizawa New Art Museum


NEW ART HOLDINGS CO.,LTD., Whitestone Co., Ltd.


Maruki Gallery For the Hiroshima Panels, Gallery Naruyama, Yutaka Kikutake Gallery, Mizuma Art Gallery, NEW ART EST-OUEST AUCTIONS CO.,LTD.


Nagano-prefecture, Nagano Prefectural Board of Education, Karuizawa-machi, The Shinano Mainichi Shimbun, SHIN-ETSU Broadcasting Co., LTD, Nagano Broadcasting Systems, Inc. TV. Shinshu Broadcasting Co. LTD., Asahi Broadcasting Nagano Co., Ltd., FM KARUIZAWA, Karuizawa the Paper (ADAID, Inc.), Karuizawa NEWS