Yoshu Hakkei: The Eight Masters of Yangzhou

Osaka Municipal Museum of Art

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Yoshu Hakkei is a group of calligraphers and painters who created innovative and unique works in the city of Yangzhou in the 18th century of the Qing Dynasty. In Japan, there have been very few opportunities to introduce the art of Yangzhou’s eight monsters in a coherent form, and this is the first time in 52 years that the Osaka Municipal Museum of Art has held an exhibition of their work since 1969. The fascination of Yoshu Hakkei lies not only in their creative work using sophisticated brush and ink but also in the humanity of each of the artists, who sublimated their work into art while suffering from setbacks and disabilities. With the cooperation of the Shanghai Museum, which boasts one of the largest collections in China, and 73 related works in the Japanese collection, this exhibition will present the masterpieces of the Yoshu Hakkei through detailed images to give visitors a fuller picture of the Eight Phantoms of Yangzhou.

Due to the spread of the new coronavirus infection, the works from the Shanghai Museum that were scheduled to come to Japan will only be shown in images.

First period: June 12 - July 11
Second period: July 13 - August 15

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from June 12, 2021 to August 15, 2021

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Yoshu Hakkei

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