June 6, 2011
Yesterday, I visited a museum in Osaka, an archaeology institution located at an old area of Osaka where a lot of tombs and remains exist. The modern museum designed by Tadao Ando mingles well with the sounding trees and mountain. Huge campus of Osaka University of Art is on top the hill nearby.
There is a space open for art exhibition in the museum (see the photo above). Painting exhibition by a professor at Osaka Univ. of Art is going on now. I received an offer to exhibit my haiga on Basho's "Narrow Road to the Deep North" there next month. Also to be included is a 15m long scroll ( someone did calligraphy of Basoh's haiku and I added watercolor images on it). My friend made a sound and voice recording of "Narrow Road" and that will be used as background music all through the exhibition.
The exhibition will last to the beginning of September.
After we discussed about the exhibition at a cafe in the museum, we visited a temple nearby, where Saigyo's study hut and his grave situates.