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Art / Mixed Media

The Beauty Between: East Asian Arts in an Age of Transition, 16th-17th Centuries

Highlighting decades-worth of beautiful East Asian artworks from the 16th to 17th century — a period of social, trade and cultural change in Japan — this exhibition explores the diverse art techniques and expressions of the time.Pieces on show include a displayed section of a 22-meter-long picture scroll by the early Edo Period (1603-1868) painter Tawaraya Sotatsu (1570-1643) and calligrapher, potter and artist Honami Koetsu (1558-1637). For the collaborative work, Sotatsu painted the deer motifs, while Koetsu transcribed 28 poems selected from the ancient and modern poetry anthology "Shinkokinwaka-shu."

Ticket Giveaway: We have five pairs of tickets to "The Beauty Between: East Asian Arts in an Age of Transition, 16th-17th Centuries" at The Gotoh Museum to give to readers. The ticket giveaway is now online only. To apply, visit jtimes.jp/tickets. Deadline: Oct. 29.