Starting on October 2nd, Oita – one of the three host locations in the southern main island of Kyushu – will host three Pool matches, namely between New Zealand and Canada, Australia and Uruguay and Wales and Fiji. Oita will then also host two quarter finals, on the weekend of the 19th October.
Symbolizing the spirit of the warrior, extremely valuable, masterpiece swords will be brought in from all over Japan, as this exhibition will give visitors a truly unique look at swords made with traditional Japanese techniques, as well as accessories like metal rings and other metalworks from the Meiji period.
THE UKIYO-E ART
Focusing on the Utagawa School, this exhibition will display a variety of Ukiyo-e print work that shows the lifestyle of the Edo period.
The works vary from portraits of beautiful women, Ukie with Western perspective, and other interesting traits by Ukiyo-e masters.
With the hypothesis that Toyoharu Utagawa, the founder of Utagawa School, might be considered originally from Usuki, the exhibition introduces Toyoharu’s successors such as Toyokuni, Toyohiro, Hiroshige, and Kuniyoshi, as well as the competitive Hokusai.
The museum is located a few minutes from the city centre and is easily accessible on foot from the main train station.
You can find out more information at opam.jp
All image credits, left to right:
1. GOTO Ichijo
Sheath of Kiku Karakusa Sword/The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto/Photo: Kimura Yoichi
2. UTAGAWA Kuniyoshi
Play in First Snow/Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of Art
3. UTAGAWA Kuniyoshi
Tametomo Rescued by Tengus Sent by Sanuki-no-in/Hagi Uragami Museum
4. UTAGAWA Kuniyoshi
The Haunted old Palace at Soma / Hagi Urgami Museum
5. SADATOSHI (National Treasure)
Sword/Tokyo National Museum/Image: TMN Image Archives
6. UTAGAWA Hiroshige
One Hundred Famous Views of Edo: Plum Park in Kameido/Shimane Art Museum
7. UTAGAWA Hiroshige
One Hundred Famous Views of Edo: Boats, Towed on the Canal along Yotsugi Road/Kitakushu Municipal Museum of Art