The Power of Ink – Kano School Partition Paintings
Dates : Part I: March 10 (Saturday) – April 25 (Wednesday), 2018
Part II: April 27 (Friday) – June 24 (Sunday), 2018
Kankai Pavilion (Traditional East Asian Art)
The Kano was the largest school of painting in Japanese history. It dominated Japanese painting for 400 years, from the Muromachi era to the Edo era. In the Hara Rokuro Collection is a series of hanging scroll paintings by Kano school artists collectively referred to as Paintings used for wallpaper and fusuma (Japanese sliding door) at Nikko-in Mi’idera Temple. These works were originally partition paintings (shohekiga) that decorated the Nikko-in guest hall at Mi’idera (Onjoji) Temple in Shiga prefecture, the site of the Mii no Bansho (evening bell at Mi’idera Temple), one of the famed Eight Views of Omi (Omi Hakkei).
We hope you will enjoy Landscape with horses by Eitoku Kano and other selected partition paintings by the Kano school in which the beauty and expressive power of ink are on full display.
[Part I and II] Traditional Art: “Landscape of Yodo River”, Maruyama Okyo, Edo period / “Tier of boxes decorated with design of squirrels in vine scrolls”, Edo – Meiji period
Contemporary Art: David Smith, “Tri-Construction”, 1941 and others
[Part I] “Landscape based on an old Chinese anecdote ‘Assembly at the Orchid Pavilion'”, Kano school, Momoyama-Edo period / “Tiger in a bamboo grove”, Kano Eitoku, Momoyama period / “Dragon among clouds”, Kano school, Momoyama-Edo period
[Part II] “Wild horses and horsemen”, Kano school, Momoyama-Edo period / “Landscape based on an old Chinese anecdote ‘Assembly at the Orchid Pavilion'”, Kano school, Momoyama-Edo period / “Tiger in a bamboo grove”, Kano Eitoku, Momoyama period
9:30 am – 4:30 pm (last entry at 4:00 pm)
Thursdays (except March 29 and May 3) *Subject to temporary closure in the event of severe weather.
General 1,100 yen, Students 700 yen (high school and university) or 500 yen (elementary and junior high), Free for Hara Museum members, 10% discount for a group of 20 or more, Combination ticket for Hara Museum ARC and Ikaho Green Bokujo (except during Golden Week): General 1,800 yen; Students 1,500 yen (high school and university) or 1,400 yen (junior high), 800 yen (elementary), half price for those over 70, discount for groups of 20 or more
*Visitors to the Kankai Pavilion can view the on-going exhibition in the contemporary art galleries as well.
*Children must be accompanied by an adult.
*For residents of Gunma Prefecture: Free admission for elementary and junior high school children every Saturday during the school term/200-yen-discount on admission for up to five persons upon presentation of the Guchoki Passport.
*Visitors to the contemporary art galleries can view the on-going exhibition in the Kankai Pavilion as well.