Dynamic Paintings of Nature and Animals of in Four Seasons
Cui Ruzhuo is one of the most famous contemporary ink wash artists in China. Capturing the magnificent nature of China throughout the seasons, his paintings are so dynamic and detailed that make people feel as if they are in the scenery. This museum was the first to display Cui Ruzhuo’s artwork in Japan. The museum was built as the bridge between the people of Japan and China and seeks to deepen the ties of friendship and goodwill between both countries. The Cui Ruzhuo Art Museum hopes that more and more people will be able to experience the charm of Cui Ruzhuo’s work.
- Blowing Snow in the Spring
The first artwork of a trilogy on Mount Fuji. The red blossoms adorn the still, frigid snowy landscape and enhance the beauty of Mount Fuji.
- Mount Fuji in the Spring
This masterpiece reflects a memory deeply etched into Cui Ruzhuo’s mind. The profusion of pink blossoms blooming on the majestic soaring slopes of the still white Mount Fuji gives the impression that spring has come.
China’s most famous contemporary ink- wash artist
China’s most famous contemporary ink-wash artist Cui Ruzhuo was born in then Xicheng District of Beijing. After graduating from high school, he worked as an elementary school art teacher in Beijing while he learned calligraphy and painting. In 1974, after he dedicated a large painting to the Great Hall of the People, Ruzhuo gradually began to gain the attention of the art world. In 1982, he was the only Chinese artist to be selected to display his works at the Venice Biennale Exhibition. He held a private exhibition at the National Museum of Taiwan History in 1989 which was the very first time a mainland Chinese artist held an exhibition in Taiwan. To honor this, Hsieh Tung-min, the Governor of Taiwan Province at that time, attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony. In 2004, Cui Ruzhuo assumed the position of the Honorary President of the Worldwide Chinese Calligraphers, Artists, and Collectors Association and Cui Ruzhuo collector stamps had been published in China. In 2010, Ruzhuo held exhibitions throughout China and in 2012 at the National Museum of China and has firmly established his position as a great master of ink-wash art. His artwork Blowing Snow in Thousand Mountains was received such overwhelming demand that it sold for 77.15 million Hong Kong Dollars (approximately 9,835,417 US Dollars) at the Hong Kong Christie’s auction house.
How about a fabulous lunch at Restaurant-Amagi-?
On the second floor at Cui Ruzhuo Art Museum, there is a restaurant where you can enjoy lunch and the beautiful panoramic view of the ocean.
- Beef curry rice
Single item: 1,000 yen
Set: 1,650 yen
- Vongole Bianco
Single item: 950 yen
Set: 1,450 yen
The Cui Ruzhuo Art Museum
1101-10 Futo, Ito-shi, Shizuoka 413-0231
Open hours: 10:00-17:00 (last entrance time: 16:30)
Open hours: 11:00-17:00 (last order: 16:30)
Wednesday, First Sunday every month (Temporarily closed day due to events)
Adult: 1,000-yen Child: 700 yen (Under junior high school: Free)