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Tsukioka Kogyo Prints

The Center for Japanese Studies at Portland State was proud to present an exhibition of the Theater Prints of Tsukioka Kogyo at the PSU Littman Gallery from 11/1/2007 until 11/28/2007. This exhibition featured over 40 of Kogyo's noh and kyogen prints, all from a collection owned by Professors Richard and Mae Smethurst of the University of Pittsburgh. The Tsukioka Kogyo exhibition presented at the Frick Museum in Pittsburgh from February through April 2007 attracted over 10,000 visitiors and drew rave reviews from art critics.

About Kogyo

Tsukioka Kogyo, a Meiji Period master and disciple of Tsukioka Yoshitoshi made the transition from ukiyo-e artist to fine artist in the early 20th century. Kogyo is particularly renowned for his elegant and dynamic prints depicting scenes and characters from the noh drama. His image from the demon play Nue is depicted in the image at the left.


The Exhibition was held in the Littman Gallery at Portland State, Smith Memorial Student Union, 2nd Floor. Admission was free.

  • Dates: 11/1/07 - 11/28/07 (closed Thanskgiving Day)
  • Hours: 12pm - 4pm, M-F and 10am-2pm Saturday (11/3, 11/10, 11/17)

Additional Events

A number of special events coincided with the Exhibition. A brief description of the events appears below. Please click on the links found in the Events box to the right for more information.

The events:

  • 11/1 - Keynote Lecture, Kogyos World: Japanese Theater Prints" by Prof. Bruce Coats, Scripps College at 5pm, Smith Memorial Student Union (SMSU) room 296
  • 11/6 - Lecture: "Transformations of the Main Character in Noh Drama" by Prof. Maruki Yasutaka, Pacific University at 12:30PM SMSU Multicultural Center (room 228)
  • 11/16 - Walkthrough of the Kogyo exhibition by Mr. Donald Jenkins, Emeritus Curator of Asian Art, Portland Art Museum at 2:00pm in the Littman Gallery
  • 11/20 - "Noh Costumes", a walk-through tour led by Lynn Katsumoto, Research Associate specializing in Japanese prints, Portland Art Museum

For more information on the Exhibition or any CJS event, please email or call Keiko at 503-725-8577.