Saturday, December 16, 2017
The Art of Edo Rimpa
Idemitsu Museum of Arts
9th Floor, Teigeki Bldg., 3-1-1,Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku,
Sep 16, 2017 To Nov 05, 2017
Detail: The art of Rimpa was born in 17th century Kyoto and followed a splendid development. It is in the 19th century that Sakai Hōitsu (1761–1828), born as the second son of Sakai Utanokami, the lord of Himeji domain, moved to Edo, and his student Suzuki Kiitsu (1796–1858) added further refinement to its style. This marked the establishment of “Edo Rimpa.” This exhibition will explore the appeal of Edo Rimpa that took the essences of Rimpa of Kyoto which was supported by the aristocratic style, and at the same time transformed it to an updated Edo esthetic.