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Buddhist Painting of the Edo Period: Tradition and Innovation

"Buddhist Painting of the Edo Period: Tradition and Innovation"

Japanese Gallery (Honkan) Rooms T1 & T2  April 5, 2022 (Tue) - May 29, 2022 (Sun)

The Taima Mandala (detail), By Kanda Sōtei Takanobu (1794–1844)Formerly owned by the priest San'etsu of Shimotsuke province, Edo period, 1836, Gift of Mr. Kitagawa Norihisa

Given the long history of Buddhist painting in Japan, works from the Edo period (1603–1868) are relatively new and well preserved, with clear outlines and vibrant colors. They incorporated the latest techniques and styles, making them different from older, more conservative works. Created by a variety of artists including professional painters, monk-painters, and common people who sold their works as souvenirs, these paintings also reflect the diversity of Buddhist belief in the Edo period.

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Major Work(s) on Exhibit 3 results
Designation Name Amount Creation Excavation Period Acquisition Ownership Comment
Highlight The Wisdom King Fudō with Two Child Attendants By Katsuyama Takushū Edo period, 18th century A-273
Highlight The Taima Mandala Hanging scroll By Kanda Sōtei Takanobu (1794–1844), Formerly owned by the priest San'etsu of Shimotsuke province Edo period, 1836 Gift of Mr. Kitagawa Norihisa, A-12440
Highlight The Five Hundred Arhats By Kanō Kazunobu (1815–63) Edo period, 19th century Gift of Princesses Fuminomiya Nobuko and Yasunomiya Toshiko, A-743