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Love in the Edo Period: Romance in Ukiyo-e

Throughout the Edo period the newly wealthy merchant classes came to indulge in the more hedonistic joys of kabuki theater, Geisha and pleasure districts. Ukiyo-e came to document this period of Japan’s history through block prints and paintings, literally translated…

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Hasegawa Tohaku “Pine Trees” VR Screening

Like a samurai warlord proclaiming a new era after his conquest, the artist Hasegawa Tohaku proclaimed a new era with his brush. Tohaku’s ink painting “Pine Trees” is an enchanting masterpiece that remains shrouded in mystery. Tohaku’s enchanting work, which…

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Japanese Art’s Influence on Art Nouveau

Art Nouveau (French for “new art”) flourished in Europe from the end of the 19th to the beginning of the 20th century. Japanese art was a formative influence on the style. While on the one hand a cutting-edge art movement,…

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Suzuki Kiitsu’s Mountain Streams in Summer and Autumn

Mountain Streams in Summer and Autumn, by Suzuki Kiitsu (1796-1858) depicts a Japanese cypress grove, streams rushing through the rocky mountain side, with a strong sense of reality yet filled with an eerily mysterious feeling. Kiitsu had been the leading…

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Introduction to Traditional Art: People in Painting

This exhibition is the fifth in the Introduction to Traditional Art series, which presents traditional art genres and their notable features in an accessible, easy to understand way. The subject this year is a central painting theme: people. Today, paintings…

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Hokusai: The World-Acclaimed Ukiyo-e Artist

Katsushika Hokusai’s woodblock print “The Great Wave off Kanagawa” is a long-standing icon in Japan’s art landscape, but many of his other works have remained hidden from the public. Among those to be showcased are his lesser-known paintings from his…

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Japanese Art: Deep and Deeper

“Japanese Art: Deep and Deeper” at The Suntory Museum of Art explores the relationship between traditional Japanese aesthetics and art, everyday life and the modern household. It delves into the history of Japanese aesthetics with a collection that supersedes basic…

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