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Legacies of Learning: Archives from the Kobikichō Kanō Studio

Legacies of Learning: Archives from the Kobikichō Kanō Studio / Japanese Gallery (Honkan) Rooms T1 & T2   February 9, 2021 (Tue) - March 21, 2021 (Sun)

  
Studies of Hawks with Edits by Tokugawa Yoshimune (detail), By Kanō Hisanobu and Tokugawa Yoshimune, Edo period, 18th century

Lasting from the 15th to 19th century, the Kanō school produced generation after generation of talented artists, eventually becoming one of history’s most celebrated schools of Japanese painting.

During the military rule of the Tokugawa shogunate (1603–1868), the Kobikichō branch of the Kanō school attained the highest rank available to artists and played a central role in shaping the art world of its time.

Using works in the Museum’s collection, this exhibition explores the significance of the Kobikichō Kanō studio’s commissions, teaching activities, and copied materials.

 Major works in this exhibition
* Works listed below are in the TNM Collection unless otherwise indicated.
 Major works in this exhibition
* Works listed below are in the TNM Collection unless otherwise indicated.
The Eight Views of the Xiao and Xiang Rivers (Copy), Copied by Kanō Tsunenobu and Kanō Hisanobu, Edo period, 17th–18th century; Original by Yujian and Muqi, Southern Song dynasty, 12th century
Studies of Hawks with Edits by Tokugawa Yoshimune, By Kanō Hisanobu and Tokugawa Yoshimune, Edo period, 18th century
Illustrations for Chapter 25 of the Lotus Sutra: "The Universal Gateway of the Bodhisattva Perceiver of the World's Sounds" (Copy), Copied by Asaoka Okisada, Kanō Nakanobu, Kanō Tachinobu, Edo period, 1829; Original by Kanō Osanobu, 1829
Preliminary Draft of the Screen Painting "The Battle of Nagashino", By Kanō Korenobu and Kanō Naganobu, Edo period, 18th–19th century, Gift of Mr. Kanō Kenpei

 

Pamphlet

Legacies of Learning: Archives from the Kobikichō Kanō Studio
Legacies of Learning: Archives from the Kobikichō Kanō Studio


The pamphlet is also distributed at the information desk of the Honkan (Main Building) during the thematic exhibition period.

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