Celebrating Two Contemporary Geniuses: Jakuchu and Buson, at SUNTORY Museum of Art, Akasaka, Tokyo
18th March - 10th May, 2015 | SUNTORY Museum of Art, Akasaka, Tokyo
Ito Jakuchu and Yosa Buson, two early modern giants of painting in Japan, were born in the same year, 1716. Jakuchu’s family were grocery wholesalers in Nishiki-Koji in Kyoto, but Jakuchu chose to devote himself to painting, working throughout his life to establish his own distinctive style. Buson was born in the village of Kema, in what is now Osaka.
After a period of roaming about, traveling to Edo, further north in the Kanto region, and elsewhere, he returned to Kyoto, where he achieved great success in both the haiku and literati painting worlds.This exhibition, on the occasion of Jakuchu’s and Buson’s three hundredth birthdays, includes newly discovered work as well as their iconic masterpieces. It also presents work dating from the period when Jakuchu and Buson were in contact with each other. official website ›› http://www.suntory.com/sma/...