Travel and Landscapes

Mitsumasa Anno

Tour of Europe

Mitsumasa Anno has long pursued creative activities in a range of genres as a painter, author of picture books, and book designer. He is especially known for his landscape paintings from his research travels in and outside of Japan. Since first visiting Europe in 1963, Anno has painted landscapes that remained in his mind from his travels around the world. The paintings with faint watercolor over softly drawn pencil lines evoke the quiet emotions of the traveler. Anno also paints landscapes full of imagination and playfulness, as seen in his “Journey” series featuring finely depicted panorama landscapes.
This exhibition introduces Anno’s landscapes with a focus on his European landscapes from the collection of the Anno Art Museum in the painter’s hometown of Tsuwano, Shimane Prefecture. Around 100 original watercolor works will be on display, including landscapes based on the sketches made at his travel destinations that expressively illustrate the emotions of the traveler, as well as creative landscapes painted for his picture books. Enjoy a tour of Europe by entering the world of Mitsumasa Anno’s “travel and landscapes.

Exhibition Details

From July 7th (Tue.) to August 23rd (Sun.), 2015
(closed Mondays,except July 20th )
Seiji Togo Memorial Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Museum of Art
1-26-1, Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-8338
Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Headquarters build. 42nd floor
Open Hours
10:00-18:00 (Admittance by 17:30)
Adults: 1000yen (800yen)
University & High School Students: 600 yen (500yen)
Senior Citizens (65 years and more): 800yen
Children of Junior High School or under: Free
( ) indicated discount rates for groups of 20 and more
Organized by
Seiji Togo Memorial Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Museum of Art,
The Asahi Shimbun
Supported by
Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance Inc.
Cooperation with
Planned by

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The country of south France, Aree
Gondola Song
Journey VI (Denmark)
camevale di Venezia
Town of Stamford

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