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Buddhist Painting of the Edo Period: Tradition and Innovation

  • Image of "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"

    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

    Buddhist Painting of the Edo Period: Tradition and Innovation

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

    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.

     

 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 Wisdom King Fudō with Two Child Attendants, By Katsuyama Takushū, Edo period, 18th century
The Taima Mandala, By Kanda Sōtei Takanobu , Formerly owned by the priest San'etsu of Shimotsuke province, Edo period, 1836, Gift of Mr. Kitagawa Norihisa
The Five Hundred Arhats, By Kanō Kazunobu, Edo period, 19th century, Gift of Princesses Fuminomiya Nobuko and Yasunomiya Toshiko