Yosa Buson: A Japan-China relationship that works

Sep 13, 2016

Yosa Buson: A Japan-China relationship that works

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Of all the eminent Edo Period Japanese artists being celebrated this year, the honors have definitively gone to the eccentric painter Ito Jakuchu (1603-1868), whose 300th anniversary is celebrated in at least four retrospectives nationwide, some recently finished and others forthcoming Artists’ reputations belong ...

Ito Jakuchu: Quite the rare bird

May 10, 2016

Ito Jakuchu: Quite the rare bird

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The best time to see Ito Jakuchu’s work was back in 2000 or 2006, when there were two major exhibitions that aimed to re-evaluate the underappreciated 18th-century Kyoto painter. Now that re-evaluation has picked up plenty of steam we are currently experiencing a powerful ...