What was the Edo Kano School?

Itabashi Art Museum

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This exhibition aims to reveal some of the history of the famous school of Japanese art.
When the Tokugawa shogunate started in 1603, Edo Kano moved the school from Kyoto to the new capital Edo (Tokyo). For the new apprentice painters, the new location and new context meant hard work and the intense training has long been rumored to have slowly killed their creativity, and eventually the school itself. However, recent studies have revealed that in fact many of the students made efforts to move along with the times and fought to develop their own styles in an effort to actually try to save the school from obsolescence.
For a better understanding of the works, the exhibtion space has been specially arranged: the work titles will be edited to modern words and sitting corners will be provided to see traditional screens up close.

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From 2005-04-23 To 2005-07-03

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