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A Trio of Masters-Eitoku, Tan’yu and Okyo

Dates : Part I: July 11 (Saturday) – September 9 (Wednesday), 2020 Part II: September 11 (Friday) – November 3 (Tuesday/national holiday), 2020

This exhibition looks mainly at the work of three painters who were active during the period from the Momoyama era to the Edo era. Kano Eitoku (1543-90) is credited with many of the magnificent paintings that adorned fusuma sliding doors and other large-scale partitions during the Momoyama era. Kano Tan’yu (1602-74), Eitoku’s grandson, continued the Kano tradition as a painter in the service of the Tokugawa Shogunate. Ink paintings by these two masters are contrasted with the work of Maruyama Okyo (1733-95), the progenitor of a school of naturalistic painting in Japan which emphasized the real-life sketching of landscapes and people. On exhibit are Okyo’s vibrantly colored scroll painting Landscape of Yodo River as well as the original sketch on which it was based.

Featured Works
[Part I & II] Traditional Art: Landscape of Yodo River, Maruyama Okyo, hand scroll Edo period /Sketch of Yodo River, Maruyama Okyo, hand scroll, Edo period
[Part I] Tiger in a bamboo grove, Kano Eitoku, four hanging scrolls, Momoyama period / Li Bai, viewing waterfall, Kano Tan’yu, hanging scroll, Edo period / Sumo match, part of six-fold screens, Edo period / Case of a sword decorated with flower scroll design, black lacquer with maki-e, Edo period and others
[Part II] Tiger in a bamboo grove, Kano Eitoku, hanging scroll, Momoyama period / Dragon and tiger, Kano Tan’yu, pair of hanging scrolls, Edo period / Field with the moon, the subject called “Musashino” in Japanese, eight-fold screens, Edo period / Tier of boxes decorated with design of squirrels in vine scrolls, Maki-e on lacquer, Edo – Meiji period and others
Contemporary Art: Anish Kapoor / Tokihiro Sato / Hitomi Uchikura and others

image: Landscape of Yodo River, Maruyama Okyo, Edo period

Concurrent Exhibition: The Look of Hope-Selections from the Hara Museum Collection at Contemporary Art Galleries, A, B and C