The 120th Anniversary Commemorative Exhibition of the Japan Red Cross Society Kumamoto

The hidden History of Japan Red Cross Society: Kumamoto is the Birth Place

 Exhibition Information

Term :
December 19, 2009-February 14, 2010
Closed :
Every Tuesday and from December 29, 2009 to January 3, 2010
Museum hours :
10 a.m. – 8 p.m. (No admission after 7:30 p.m.)
Entrance fees :
Adults 600yen (500yen)
University/high school students: 400 yen (300yen)
Junior high/elementary school students: 200yen (150yen)
Junior high/elementary school students in Kumamoto city, Fukuoka city, Kagoshima city: Free (With current ID)
Common ticket with Permanent Collection Exhibition:
Adults 800 yen (700yen)
University/high school students: 500 yen (400yen)
Junior high/elementary school students: 250yen(200yen)
Parentheses indicate reduced price for groups which in more than 20 people, (Only for adults and university/high school students) for those who are physically or mentally handicapped and for those over 70 years of age in Kumamoto city Place:Gallery II
Place :
Gallery II.

Organizer by :
Kumamoto City, Kumamoto Art and Culture Promotion Foundation , Japan Red Cross Society Kumamoto
Cooperated by :
Kumamoto Prefectural Board of Education, Kumamoto City Board of Education, Kumamoto Ken Bunka Kyokai (Cultural Association of Kumamoto), Kumamoto Ken Bizyutuka Renmei (Artists’ Union of Kumamoto), Kumamoto Kokusai Kancou Convention Kyokai, NHK Kumamoto, FM-Kumamoto Broadcasting Co., FM791
Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto
FAX. +81-96-359-7892
The hidden History of Japan Red Cross Society: Kumamoto is the Birth Place
The history of Japan Red Cross Society started at the birth of a Hakuaisha (Philanthropic Society), which was established in May, 1877 to bring indiscriminate aid to the wounded of the Seinan Senso (the South West Civil War) in Kumamoto. This exhibition focuses the history of Japan Red Cross Society related to Kumamoto and the masterpieces by Kaii Higashiyama, Seiji Togo, Ryohei Koiso and many other artists from Japan Red Cross Society’s collection.
Participating artists
Miwa, Tendo Yuki, Kyuichiro Aihara, Sumiko Aoki, Yoshio Aoyama, Fumio Asahina, Shinichiro Adachi, Ren Ito, Hideki Iwamoto, Uchino, Ryuzaburo Umehara, Yoshimi Oka, Takanori Ogisu, Hiroki Oda, Ryohei Koiso, Yukichi Kouge, Yoshiyuki Koma, Toru Saita, Shozo Shimada, Noboru Shiraishi, Taneo Suenaga, Kenkichi Sugimoto, Shintaro Suzuki, Chikuma Suzuki, Noriyoshi Takeda, Terasaki Takeo, Shunichi Terada, Seiji Togo, Hiromitsu Nakazawa, Pablo Picasso, Leonard Foujita, Touichiryo Fujimoto, Makoto Masuda, Syozo Murata, Masao Yabuno, Akiyoshi Watanabe, Yoshiro Nagase, Kazuo Nanjyo, Eitaku, Seihyo Kai
Takeo Terasaki, Permission to establish Hakuaisha, Collection: Japan Red Cross Society
Ryohei Koiso, Gathering, 1977, Collection: Japan Red Cross Society
Kaii Higashiyama, Dispeling the Moning Mist, 1979, Collection: Japan Red Cross Society
Red Cross Day Poster, Taisho Era, Collection: Japan Red Cross Society
Eitaku, Battle in Tabaruzaka (Seinan Civil War), 1877, Collection: Kumamoto City Museum

Related Events

Children Drawing and Poster Exhibition
Participating artists talk about their own works for each 30 minuites.
Meeting place: Entrance of gallery
Admission: December 19, 2009 (Sat)-January 11, 2010 (Mon, holiday)
Date: July 19(Sat.) 14:00-16:00
Anothermountainman, Peter Roesel, Yvonne Lee Schultz, Osamu Chijiiwa.
July 20(Sun.) 14:00-16:00
Candida Hoefer, Chen Chieh-jen, Yoshihiro Suda, Mariella Mosler.
The date and order are subject to change.

Untold Story behind of Japan Red Cross Movement
The history about the battle in Tabaruzaka (Seinan Civil War) and the establishment of Hakuaisha, the predecessor of Japan Red Cross Society, will be featured. Tomoyuki Isami (Local historian)
Date: January 17, 2010 (Sun)
Time: 14:00-0
Place: Home Gallery
Admission : Free

Collection of Japan Red Cross Society and the Art History after the War
Takeshi Sakurai (Director of CAMK)
Date: August 3(Sun.)
Time: 14:00-15:30
Place: Home Gallery
Admission: Free
Simulation of Blood Donation
Children can try it with the official mascot.
Date: December 20, 2009 (Sun)
Time: 10:00-16:30
Place: 5F Art Loft
Admission: Free
This workshop is for elementary school students grade 3 or older. (Only beginner)
We can only accept 15 people.(Registration is necessary)
Instructor: Osamu Chijiiwa(Participating artist)
Supported by Enoguya Sankichi and Uematsu

Let’ s learn about the Mechanism of Body
You can try quiz game and ultrasonic pulse-echo technique.
Date: December 26, 2009 (Sat)
Time: 10:30-11:30
place: Art Loft
Admission: Free

International Emergency Relief of Japan Red Cross Society
You can experience from disaster occurring to emergency restoration.
Date: December 27, 2009 (Sun)
Time: 11:00-16:30
Place: Art Loft & Kids Factory
Admission: Free

Ensemble Concert (Piano, violin and flute)
Guest: Japan Red Cross Society music volunteer staff members.
Date: January 9, 2010 (Sat)
Time: 14:00-15:00
Place: Home Gallery
Admission : Free

Common Events
Decemeber 19, 2009 (Sat) - February 14, 2010 (Sun)

Ohanashi Tamatebako LIVE vol.4
Recital of Literary Works
(1) Ryunosuke Akutagawa, mikan (Orange)
(2) Ryunosuke Akutagawa, Kumo no Ito (The Spider’s Thread)
(3) Charles John Huffam Dickens, Christmas Carol
Reciter: Shiro Honda and Emi Fukushima, RKK Announcers
Date: December 19, 2009(Sat)
Time: 14:00-14:45
Place: Home Gallery
Admission : Free

Poety Reading
Own Poety Reading.
Visitors can also attend it without prior application.
Theme: Time
Date: January 28, 2010 (Thu)
Time: 18:00-18:55
Place: Home Gallery
Admission : Free

Expectant Mother's Tour + Family Tour
Let's enjoy the exhibition with family or friends.
While enjoying art, we will show you convenient facilities for future mothers such as nursing room or play space for children. This offer is also for family consists of 0-6 year's old child and adult.
Date : January 30, 2010 (Sat)
Time : 10:30-11:30
Place : Exhibition Space
Capacity : 10 groups (bookings required)
Guide : Curator of CAMK

CAMK Puppet Play
The stage is Issun Boshi (One Inch Boy) by puppet play group Palette.
Date : February 7, 2010 (Sun)
Time : 14:00-14:45
Place : Art Loft
Admission : Free

Concert / Film Screenings

Monday Movies
Date&Time: Twice on Monday, 14:00~, 18:00~
Place: 5F Art Loft
Admission: Free
Dec 21 Christmas Carol (2004,U.S.A.,104min)
Dec 28 Yukie (1998,Japan, 93min)
Jan 4 Le Grande Epoque (1959,U.S.A .,78min)
Jan 11 FLIC STORY (1975,France/Itary,107min)
Jan 18 LA RAGAZZA DI BUBE (1963,Itary,106min)
Jan 25 Live Flesh (1997,Spain/France,96min)
Feb 1 The Charming Girl (2005,Korea,100min)
Feb 8 Duck and dabbler's baggage lockers*with Japanese caption (2006, Japan,110min)

Music Wave
Concert related to the exhibition or seasons.
CAMK Christmas Piano Concert
Performer: Piano Volunteer staff members of CAMK
Date: December 23, 2009(Wed, holiday)
Time: 14:00-15:30
Place: Home Gallery
Admission: Free
New Years Concert
Concert by Drum for “Noh Stage”
Performer: Shunichiro Hisada (The holder of important intangible cultural heritage)
Date: January 11, 2010 (Mon, holiday)
Time: 14:00-15:00
Place: Home Gallery
Admission: Free

Home Gallery Concert
Concerts daily in the home gallery at 7 p.m. 
Admission: Free
Piano Concerts by volunteer staffs of CAMK

Special Summer Film Show
“The love story of Ginza” (Ginza no koi no monogatari, 1962, Japan )
Date: August 24(Sun.)
Time: 14:00-
Place: Home Gallery
Admission: Free
Supported by KINECOM