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OSHITA Tomokazu

Position

Chief Curator
(current as of April 2022)

Research Themes

  • Art of the southern Hokkaido region
  • Modern Western-style Japanese painting
  • Photography of the late Edo and Meiji eras

Curated Exhibitions

  • The Art of Southern Hokkaido: Exploring Prewar Western-style Paintings (Hakodate Museum of Art, Hokkaido, 1994)
  • Iketani Torakazu (Hakodate Museum of Art, Hokkaido, 1994)
  • Kimura Shoji (Hakodate Museum of Art, Hokkaido, 1996)
  • Yamashita Rin and Her Era (Hakodate Museum of Art, Hokkaido, 1998)
  • Maeda Masao (Hakodate Museum of Art, Hokkaido, 2006)
  • Hakodate to Hakodate: Visual Time Travel (Hakodate Museum of Art, Hokkaido, 2009)
  • Hasegawa Rinjiro (Hakodate Museum of Art, Hokkaido, 2010)
  • Ueki Soetsu (Hakodate Museum of Art, Hokkaido, 2012)
  • Dawn of Japanese Photography: Hokkaido and Tohoku (Hakodate Museum of Art, Hokkaido, 2013)
  • Images of War in the Late Edo and Meiji Eras (Hakodate Museum of Art, Hokkaido, 2014)
  • The Arrival of Susanoo (Hakodate Museum of Art, Hokkaido, 2015)
  • Seto Hideki (Hakodate Museum of Art, Hokkaido, 2015)
  • Masterpieces from the Bridgestone Museum of Art: Ishibashi Foundation Collection Exhibition (Hakodate Museum of Art, Hokkaido, 2018)
  • 151 Years of Wunderkammer in Hokkaido (Hakodate Museum of Art, Hokkaido, 2020)
  • Morohoshi Daijiro (Hakodate Museum of Art, Hokkaido, 2020)

Writings

  • "Trail to Avant-garde Art in the South Hokkaido by Saijin-sha," in Studies 1994-95, Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, etc., 1995
  • "Yamashita Rin: In the Context of the Meiji Era" and other writings and editing, Yamashita Rin and Her Era exhibition catalogue, The Japan Association of Art Museums, etc., 1998
  • "Introducing Materials: Different Editions of Takahashi Yuichi's Commemorative Book of Roads in Three Prefectures," in Modern Art 8, Association for the Study of Modern Japanese Art History, 1999
  • Yamashita Rin: Icon Painter of the Meiji Era, Hokkaido Shimbun Press, 2004
  • "The Watercolors and Sketches of Kishida Ryusei" and other writings, in The Trajectory of Painter Kishida Ryusei exhibition catalogue, Kasama Nichido Museum of Art, 2007
  • "Makishima Nyokyu, Icon Painter," in Makishima Nyokyu exhibition catalogue, The Japan Association of Art Museums, etc., 2008
  • "Tamoto Kenzo: His Life and Work" and other writings, in photographers' gallery press no. 8: Tamoto Kenzo, photographers' gallery, 2009
  • "Hikita Toyoji and Hokkaido Photography," in The Dry Glass-Plate Photography of Hikita Toyoji exhibition catalogue, The Hokkaido University Museum, 2009
  • "The Works of Hasegawa Rinjiro: Surrealistic Stillness," in Anthology of Paintings and Writings of Hasegawa Rinjiro: A Quiet Legend, Kyuryudo, 2010
  • "Nicholas's View of Icons as Seen in the Icons of the Hakodate Orthodox Church," in History of the Hakodate Orthodox Church: 150th Anniversary of the Arrival of St. Nicholas, Archbishop of Japan, Hakodate Orthodox Church, 2011
  • "The Spread of Photographic Technology in Hokkaido: The Meiji Twenties and Thirties," in Dawn of Japanese Photography: Hokkaido and Tohoku, Research Report, Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, 2013
  • "Photographs of Hokkaido Development," in Captured by the Lens: The Late Edo and Meiji Eras as Seen by Japanese Photographers, Yamakawa Shuppansha, 2015
  • "Pictures and Poems: The Cross-Genre Experiments of the Hasegawa Brothers" and other writings, in Poems by Painters, Pictures by Poets, Seigensha, 2015
  • "On the Group of Recorded Photographs Related to Sapporo Hondo (the Road from Hakodate to Sapporo)," in Hokkaido Art Museum Studies No. 26, Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, etc., 2016
  • "Morohoshi Daijiro World Expo, or Travel Guide" and other writings, in Morohoshi Daijiro: Door to the Underworld official catalogue, Kawade Shobo Shinsha, 2020
  • "The Russian Consulate and the Introduction of Photographic Technology," in Geneses of Photography in Japan: Hakodate exhibition catalogue, Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, 2022

Other

  • Recipient of The Japan Association of Art Museums 1st Catalogue Encouragement Prize, for "Yamashita Rin: In the Context of the Meiji Era," 1998
  • Part-time Lecturer, Hokkaido University of Education Hakodate Campus, 2007-09
  • Lecturer, "Inner Realism: The Art and Life of Hasegawa Rinjiro," Okazaki Museum of Art, 2016
  • Lecturer, "Development as Seen through Photography 2: Photographs that Captured Images of Development," Historical Village of Hokkaido, 2017
  • Expert Adviser, Hokkaido History Editorial Committee, 2018- 
  • Keynote Lecturer, "Hakodate Photography in the Late Edo and Early Meiji," Hokkaido University of Education Hakodate Campus, 2018
  • Keynote Lecturer and Panelist, "Connections between Hokkaido and Photography," Oshamambe Learning and Cultural Center, 2019
  • Member, Candidate Recommendation Committee, Ringa Art Encouragement Prize, 2019-
  • Lecturer, "'I've Loved Pictures Since I Was Born' - Yamashita Rin," Kasama Community Center, 2019
  • Recipient of The Japan Association of Art Museums 2020 Grand Prize for Morohoshi Daijiro exhibition, 2021