‘The Entire Okada Collection of Rimpa: Hakone Joins the Rimpa 400 Year Celebration’


by Daisuke Kikuchi

Staff Writer

Sept. 5-March 31

Hakone, which is known for its landscapes of lakes, mountains and hot springs will join in the celebration of the 400th anniversary of Rimpa, one of the major schools of Japanese painting that excelled at depicting landscapes and nature.

The Rimpa style is believed to have started in Kyoto during the 17th century with the works of 16th- and 17th-century artists Koetsu Honami and Sotatsu Tawaraya, and was consolidated around 50 years later by brothers Korin and Kenzan Ogata.

Approximately 70 works from the Okada Museum of Art’s collection, including masterpieces by Tawaraya, the Ogata brothers and Hoitsu Sakai are being shown.

Okada Museum of Art; 493-1 Kowakudani, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa. Kowakidani Stn. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. ¥2,800. Closed Dec. 16-18, 31, Jan. 1. 0460-87-3931; www.okada-museum.com