Passenger 21. Tablada’s Japan

Temporary Exhibition

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José Juan Tablada (1871-1945) was a famous Mexican poet and chronicler, whom is attributed, among other things, the introduction of haiku (short Japanese poems) in Spanish language. His fascination for Japan, since very young, made him travel to this country on 1900, and from this experience the Japanese themes never were separated from his work and life.

Despite we know multiple details of Tablada’s biography, and his Japanese literature has been studied, it was never explored his relation with the Japanese visual arts. Neither his labor as collector nor promoter of the culture of this Asian country in Mexico. This exhibition aims to start to fill those voids from the study of the texts about Japanese art that he wrote in different moments of his life and from an important number of material sources that have been located, identified, and analyzed for this exhibition. On the other hand, it will be meaningful to highlight his labor as intermediary of the Japanese culture among Mexican painters and intellectuals of the early half of the 20th century.

This exhibition is a unique occasion to be able to appreciate not only a pat of the collections that are still preserved and that Tablada brought together throughout his life, but also to know the sources from which he nurtured his creative work. Also, it will be the space to present documentary material from his trip to Japan, as well as from his personal collection and other archives, which enable us to complete this other facet of the personal and professional life of the poet, which had not been exhibited to the public in general until now.


July 24 to October 13 2019
From Tuesday to Sunday , 10:00 - 18:00 hrs.
$70.00MX General admission. Free admission on Sunday for students, teachers, and INAPAM:, Free admission


Palace of Fine Arts   Ver más información del recinto

Av. Juárez S/N, Esquina con Eje Central Lázaro Cárdenas Col. Centro (Área 5), C.P. 6050, Deleg. Cuauhtémoc México, Ciudad de México   Cómo llegar

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