Rinpa: The Legacy of Sophistication and Beauty of Simplicity

Kashima Arts

poster for Rinpa: The Legacy of Sophistication and Beauty of Simplicity

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The Rinpa School’s legacy traces back to Tawaraya Sotatsu in Kyoto during the Edo period, and it has continued to thrive for nearly 400 years. Evidenced by the 2018 Rinpa Exhibition in Cernuschi Museum in Paris, Rinpa has grown to amass fans from all over the world. Despite its traditional Japanese roots, Rinpa’s popularity has drawn worldwide recognition and has become an iconic name and emblem for luxurious and ornate aesthetics. Nevertheless, Rinpa’s essence is not in the use of luxurious materials, such as gold and silver leaf, but in their intuitive design and sophisticated artistry. Established through the studies and pursuits of independent artists, Rinpa holds an incredibly diverse, historic, and regional sense of aesthetic intuition. In addition to works by famous Rinpa artists, this sales exhibition will present another side to Rinpa to reveal the other half, buried amidst the shine of gold and silver.



from March 20, 2020 to March 29, 2020



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