Koetsu and Korin – the Beauty of Rimpa School

Hon’ami Koetsu (1558-1637) is said to be the ancestor of the Rimpa School and Ogata Korin (1658-1716) was born one hundred years after Koetsu. The two multifaceted persons also served as so-called art directors. This exhibition will take you to a unique world of beauty while highlighting the similarity between the two great masters of art. We will also introduce well-selected paintings and craftworks created by two other artists related to Rimpa: Tawaraya Sotatsu (years of birth and death unknown), a painter who collaborated with Koetsu and gave birth to inspiring works, as well as Ogata Kenzan (1663-1743), a younger brother of Korin. We hope you will fully enjoy the style of Rimpa’s beauty that enchants people throughout the ages.


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    Adults 700yen(600yen)
    College students and High school students 500yen(400yen)

    ※Students with adults of elementary school and junior high school are free
    ※(  ) reduced fees are available for groups of over 20 people

    For more details, visit the official site.

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    Mondays (except on holidays, then closed on Tuesday)

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    10:00〜16:00 ※Last entry 30 minutes before closing
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