Osaka City Museum of Fine Arts

Yang: The Cultivator of Spring & Summer


In accordance with the government directives, and in order to prevent further spread of the Coronavirus, we will temporarily close from April 25 (Sunday) to May 31 (Monday), 2021.


9:30–17:00 (Last entry 30 minutes before closing)


Mondays  (Except  May 3)


Adults 300 (150) yen, University / High school students 200 (100) yen

* ( ) indicate prices for those in groups of 20 or more.

*Free for Junior high school students and under and those 65 years and older living in Osaka city. Please show proof of age (driver’s license, passport, etc.) when entering.


In ancient Chinese philosophy, the world is thought to consist of a balance of yin and yang. The procession of the four seasons is also considered to be a function of yin and yang; it is said that in the spring, the energy of yang begins to rise and plants begin to sprout, and in the summer, yang’s energy reaches its peak and stimulates growth. In this exhibition, we introduce Chinese calligraphy and painting with themes of spring and summer, which are powerful and full of vitality.

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Zhang Cining, The Pleasures of Sericulture(partial view)

Qing dynasty, 17-18th century, Osaka City Museum of Fine Arts



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