Today I visited "The 70th Spring Exhibition of the Japan Academy of Fine Arts" having at Seibu department store in Fukui.
Though the Japanese-style paintings haven't been familiar to me until now, my eyes were opened to the variety of themes and techniques.
By the way, The Japan Academy of Fine Arts, that staged this exhibition, was founded by Tenshin Okakura, one of the great masters in the history of Japanese art.
It's said Tenshin used to say "My home town is Fukui",
and maybe this is one reason that a lot of people attended as soon as the exhibition opened at 10 o'clock of a weekday.
You can see this exhibition until May 31, and an exhibiting artist Keishi Takashima will give a talk on this coming Saturday.
I think it's worth more than the price of admission (600yen), moreover, it's free for "university" students and under.