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Celebrating the 350th Anniversary of Ogata Korin's Birth
Treasures by Rinpa Masters - Inheritance and Innovation

Celebrating the 350th Anniversary of Ogata Korin's Birth
Treasures by Rinpa Masters - Inheritance and Innovation / Heiseikan Special Exhibition Galleries   October 7, 2008 (Tue) - November 16, 2008 (Sun)

  
Wind and Thunder Gods, by Ogata Korin, Edo period, 18th century (detail)

Featuring Rinpa masterpieces, by renowned artists such as Koetsu, Sotatsu, Korin, Kenzan, Hoitsu, and Kiitsu owned by collections in Japan and overseas, exhibited together to introduce the works of great individuality from this celebrated tradition. This exhibition is held in celebration of the 350th anniversary of the birth of Rinpa master, Ogata Korin.

 General Information
Period Tuesday, October 7 - Sunday, November 16, 2008
Venue Heiseikan, Tokyo National Museum (Ueno Park)
Hours 9:30 - 17:00
Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays until 18:00
Fridays until 20:00
(last entry 30 minutes before closing)
Closed Mondays (Except for Monday, October 13; Monday, November 3, 2008), Tuesday, October 14; Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Admissions Adults: 1,500 (1,300/1,200) yen
University students: 1,200 (1,000/900) yen
High school students: 900 (700/600) yen
Junior high school students and under: Free
* Prices shown in ( ) indicate advance / group (more than 20 persons) discount tickets.
* Persons with physical or mental disabilities are allowed free entry with one accompanying guest each.
* Advance tickets are on sale at the Museum ticket office (during museum hours) and e-Ticket Pia (P-code:Advance tickets=688-235; Day tickets=688-236), Lawson Ticket (L-code:35568), E-Plus, CN Playguide, and other major playguides until October 6, 2008.
* Special exhibition "Cultural Heritage of Sri Lanka — The Land of Serendipity" (September 17 - November 30, 2008, Hyokeikan) requires a separate admission fee.
* Set admission tickets at the discount price of 2,000 yen are available for the two special exhibitions "Treasures by Rinpa Masters - Inheritance and Innovation" and "Cultural Heritage of Sri Lanka - The Land of Serendipity". On sale until Sunday, November 16, 2008.
Access 10 minutes' walk from JR Ueno Station (Park exit) and Uguisudani Station
15 minutes' walk from Keisei Ueno Station, Tokyo Metro Ueno Station and Tokyo Metro Nezu Station
Organizers Tokyo National Museum, The Yomiuri Shimbun, NHK, NHK Promotions
With the Support of The Agency for Cultural Affairs
With the Special Sponsorship of Canon Inc.
With the Sponsorship of Kao Corporation, Mitsumura Printing Co., Ltd.
With the Assistance of Japan Airlines, East Japan Railway Company
General Inquiries 03-5777-8600 (Hello Dial: in Japanese)
Exhibition Official Website http://www.rinpa2008.jp/
The website has closed with the end of the exhibition.
 Major Works on Display
Hon'ami Koetsu (1558 - 1637)
Poems by the Thirty-Six Immortal Poets Over Painting of Cranes   Poems by the Thirty-Six Immortal Poets Over Painting of Cranes (detail)
Painting by Tawaraya Sotatsu
Calligraphy by Hon'ami Koetsu
Edo period, 17th century
Important Cultural Property
Kyoto National Museum
Black Raku Bowl   Black Raku Tea Bowl, Known as "Amagumo"
By Hon'ami Koetsu
Edo period, 17th century
Important Cultural Property
Mitsui Memorial Museum, Tokyo
Tawaraya Sotatsu (dates unknown)
Cedar Doors with White Elephant   Cedar Doors with White Elephant and Chinese Lion (detail)
By Tawaraya Sotatsu
Edo period, 17th century
Important Cultural Property
Yogen'in, Kyoto
Water Birds in Lotus Pond   Water Birds in Lotus Pond
By Tawaraya Sotatsu
Edo period, 17th century
National Tresure
Kyoto National Museum
(On exhibit through October 26, 2008)
Ogata Korin (1658 - 1716)
Cosmetic Box   Cosmetic Box with Fan-shaped Paintings
By Ogata Korin
Edo period, 18th century
Important Cultural Property
The Museum Yamato Bunkakan, Nara
Kosode   Kosode (Garments with Small Wrist Openings)
Autumn Grasses design on white twill

Design by Ogata Korin
Edo period, 18th century
Important Cultural Property
Tokyo National Museum
Ogata Kenzan (1663 - 1743)
Lidded Vessel   Lidded Vessel
Pines and waves design in underglaze blue with gold and silver decoration

By Ogata Kenzan
Edo period, 18th century
Important Cultural Property
Idemitsu Museum of Arts, Tokyo
Sakai Hoitsu (1761 - 1828)
Summer and Autumn Grasses   Summer and Autumn Grasses
By Sakai Hoitsu
Edo period, 19th century
Important Cultural Property
Tokyo National Museum
Birds and Flowers of the Four Seasons   Birds and Flowers of the Four Seasons (detail)
By Sakai Hoitsu
Edo period, dated 1818
Tokyo National Museum
Suzuki Kiitsu (1796 - 1858)
Cranes   Cranes
By Suzuki Kiitsu
Edo period, 19th century
Feinberg Collection, USA