MARUEIDO JAPAN is pleased to announce the opening of an exhibition called GAMPUKU.
This name refers to happiness, one which can be seen as something wonderful, and as something rare.
The word GAMPUKU is borrowed from an anecdote that Kumagai Morikazu, who would normally write ‘Kumagai Morikazu’s appraisement’ as a note of authentication on his work, wrote ‘Kumagai Morikazu gampuku (to see something beautiful)’ after being left with a deep impression from Narashige Koide. Kumagai Morikazu was inspired by the expert hand (which he may have had the opportunity to see for himself) of Narashige Koide‘s paintings of nude women, Koide was a western style painter who was active in the Taisho (1912-1926) and early Showa (1926-1989) periods.
It is also known as a praise word which is ‘typical of Morikazu’, as he had a lot of respect and affection for Narashige Koide, who he interacted with quite often.
MARUEIDO Japan is opening this GAMPUKU exhibition as an expression of joy, and one which your eyes will feast on, in cooperation with artists, collectors and group companies who are close friends.