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KANTO

‘Tani Buncho: Commemorating the 250th Anniversary of His Birth’

Suntory Museum of Art

by Natasha Vik

Staff Writer

The Suntory Museum of Arts is celebrating the 250th anniversary of the birth of prominent Edo Period painter Tani Buncho. A painter of Kanto-region nanga (literati) style, Buncho’s work features detailed Chinese landscapes and scenery inspired by traditional poems.

He was influenced by a number of schools of nihonga (Japanese style painting), as well as by Western-style painting, which led to his distinct style and a wide range of works. One of the highlights of the show is the complete set of Buncho’s seven “Ishiyama-dera Engi Emaki Handscrolls,” which is being shown for the first time since its complete restoration; July 3-Aug 25.

Suntory Museum of Art; 03-3479-8600; Tokyo Midtown Gardenside 9-7-4 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo; Roppongi Station, Hibiya Line. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Fri., Sat., July 14 till 8 p.m.). ¥1,300. Closed Tue. (except Aug. 13). Exhibits will change during the exhibition period. www.suntory.com/sma