“Flowers of Edo - The Rimpa School”

MOA Museum of Art

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Unlike the Kano and Tosa schools, the Rimpa school did not center upon a family lineage but instead was brought together by a particular sensibility of style. First sprouting in the early Edo period under Koetsu Honami and Sotatsu Tawaraya, it came to strength under Korin and Kenzan Ogata and enjoyed revival through Hoitsu Sakai, a devotee of Korin Ogata, 100 years later. The aesthetics drawing on literature and nature came to dominate not only painting but also gain popular use in the ceramics, lacquer ware and kimono of the Edo aristocracy. This exhibition shines light upon the blooms of Edo’s decorative arts which still continue to flower today.

[Image: Hoichi Sakai “Wisteria, Lotus, Maple” 19th Century]

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from April 11, 2014 to May 07, 2014

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