The Kano School of Painters in the Late Edo Period

Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art

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2018 marks 150 years since the Meiji Restoration in 1868 ushered Japan into a new era. In commemoration, this exhibition shines a spotlight on a time that saw dramatic changes in Japanese still art, introducing the Kano school of painters who were active during the end of the shogunate. This school of painters, with a long history that goes back to the Muromachi period, used their well-honed techniques and knowledge and combined these with new modes of expression that matched the times to create works that were refined yet fresh. This exhibition focuses on and compares the styles of the Kano painters based in Edo and those based in Kyoto and their depictions of a turbulent age of change.

[Related Event]
Special Lecture “The Transformation of the Kano School”
Date and Time: 9/22 (Sat) 14:00-15:30
Venue: Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art
Lecturer: Toshinobu Yasumura (Director, Hokusai-kan)
Capacity: 250 persons, prior registration required
*Please visit official website for more information.

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from September 11, 2018 to October 28, 2018

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