Masterworks of the Kano School from the Hara Rokuro Collection

Part I: March 9 (Saturday) – May 8 (Wednesday), 2019
Part II: May 10 (Friday) – June 30 (Sunday), 2019
Venue: Kankai Pavilion, Hara Museum ARC

The Kano school was the most influential school of pre-modern painting in Japan, holding sway for close to 400 years, from the Muromachi period to the Edo period. Drawing upon the considerable holdings of works by Kano school artists in the Hara Rokuro Collection, this exhibition seeks to highlight their expressive charm by focusing on two major groups of hanging scrolls: Paintings used for wallpaper and Fusuma (Japanese sliding door) at Nikko-in in Mi’idera temple and Set of twelve hanging scrolls by painters of the Kano school.

Featured Works
[Part I & II] Traditional Art: Landscape of Yodo River, Maruyama Okyo, Edo period / Inkstone case with the Eight Views of Omi in makie, Edo period and others
[Part I] Tiger in a bamboo grove, Kano Eitoku, Momoyama period / Birds and flowers, Kano school, Momoyama period / Princess Yang Guifei playing chess, Kano Sotoku , Momoyama-Edo period / Huangshi-gong and Zhang Lian under a pine tree, Kano Takanobu, Momoyama-Edo period / King Wu at the palace, Kano Sa’yemon, Momoyama-Edo period / Inside view of Xianyang-gong Palace, Kano Jin’no-jo, Momoyama-Edo period / Professor Tongxuan under a pine tree, Kano Hayato, Momoyama-Edo period
[Part II] Tiger in a bamboo grove, Kano Eitoku, Momoyama period / Birds and flowers, Kano school, Momoyama period / Li Bai, viewing waterfall, Kano Tan’yu, Edo period / Taigongwang (Fisherman) by a shore, Kano Tan’yu, Edo period
Contemporary Art: Aaron Fink / Toshimitsu Imai / Shiro Kuramata/ David Smith / Kohei Nawa/ Robert Mapplethorpe and others

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