Friday, December 17, 2010

National Art Center Tokyo 國立新美術館

I went to catch the Van Gogh exhibition today. Although it is a Friday, the exhibition was packed with many retirees, housewives and tourists! I forgot that Japan, with an aging population, has a lot of  retirees with lots of free time and money to spend. I didn't have a great time there because people were hogging in front of apparently hit paintings with their hearing guides (costing 500yen rental each, only available in Japanese).
今天去看了一下Van Gogh的展覽。雖然是星期五,但是展覽擠滿了退休人士,家庭主婦和觀光客!我忘了日本現在人口老化中,有很多老人有大壩的時間和金錢可以花。因為他們有花500yen租只有日文版的hearing guide(聲音機?),所以都卡在熱門作品的前面不動,氣死我了。

Anyway I caught a glimpse of paintings from famous Impressionist painters such as Claude Monet, Sisley and Gauguin. Numerous Van Gogh sketches were also on exhibit. However for 1200yen and a crowded exhibition, it is not worth the visit imho.
總而言之,也看到著名抽象派畫家如Monet, Sisley和Gauguin的油畫。Van Gogh的插圖也有展出。但是付了1200yen擠來擠去對我來說是不划算的。

How to get there: http://www.nact.jp/english/access.html
如何去:http://www.nact.jp/zh/index.html

Japanese love to make merchandises out of anything. I bought a small jar of macorons which I'll bring home next week to share with my family. I also won a small pen brush while looking at a calligraphy exhibition, not bad, at least some consolation for the day.
日本人都很喜歡把任何東西商業化。我也受不了誘惑,買了一瓶macarons。下週帶回家和家人一起分享。我也在一個書畫展裡抽中了一隻免費小毛筆,所以今天還過得去啦!

3 comments:

  1. 你要回新加坡了?!

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  2. 下午這麼早就下課了哦!
    還要當親善大使是不是
    沒時間就算了,我還要再看看住哪才知道要去哪逛

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  3. Zero: 對啊,回10天而已,匆匆忙忙

    Austin: 噗...我可受不了每天8小時日語課好不好。
    又不是大學,有不同課可以選。
    每天9am-3.30pm的日語讓我無聊死了!!!!

    這獎學金不是白給的,
    除了寫報告還得常常去交流活動-_-
    二月是去一間專門入取老人的大學進行交流
    應該比之前去的小學有趣吧?
    我對小孩子很苦手...每次這種交流都很無奈

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