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