Japan: Country of Gold Screens of the Kano, Hasegawa, Rinpa, and Other Schools

Okada Museum Of Art

poster for Japan: Country of Gold Screens of the Kano, Hasegawa, Rinpa, and Other Schools

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Consisting of a collapsible series of panels, the folding screen is an item of furniture that has distinctively evolved since originating in China and having been brought to Japan. In particular, elegantly colored gold screens, decorated with brilliant gold, saw not only widespread use throughout Japan, but were also given as gifts to Asian and European kings, and became uniquely Japanese works of art enjoyed internationally.
In this exhibition, all four rooms on the third floor of the Okada Museum of Art will be filled with gold screens—the Flowers of Japanese Art. This is the museum’s first attempt to organize an exhibition consisting only of golden folding screens. About 30 pieces from the Momoyama to early Showa period will be on display, including those by artists of the Kano, Hasegawa, Rimpa, and other schools, with paintings of flowers, birds, famous places, narrative stories, landscapes. Among the shining golden ground, the golden clouds flowing powerfully across the screen, and trailing golden haze, the expressions of gold are quite diverse, and the delicate sensibility shown by the Japanese towards this material shines through.

*Some of the artworks on display will be alternated.


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from April 06, 2019 to September 29, 2019
Open every day of the exhibition period.



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