'Prayers to Water'

Dec 15, 2015

'Prayers to Water'

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Dec. 16-Feb. 7 As an island, Japan has always been strongly influenced by water. Water has not only been revered in religion and culture, but also in the Japanese language, with references to it in idioms such as “mizu no shitataru,” which literally translates ...

'Celestial Dance:  The Art of Hiten'

Nov 20, 2013

'Celestial Dance: The Art of Hiten'

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Hiten, bodhisattvas that fly and dance in praise of Buddha, are wondrous beings, sometimes refered to as “flying angels.” This exhibition focuses on the Buddhist symbols and their portrayal in various art forms, including sculptures and paintings. Ahead of the reopening of the renovated ...

The different brush strokes of Tani Buncho

Jul 17, 2013

The different brush strokes of Tani Buncho

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The latest exhibition at the Suntory Museum of Art commemorates the 250th anniversary of the birth of Tani Buncho — a painter, connoisseur and art historian of formidable energy and with an insatiable drive for knowledge. Of samurai lineage, Buncho underwent foundational art training ...