Founded by Kanō Masanobu (1434-1530), who was appointed by the shogunate as the official artist in Muromachi Period (1392-1573), the Kanō School had been the most dominant school of Japanese painting for the next 400 years and had produced numerous renowned painters such as Kanō Motonobu and Kanō Eitoku, who shine brilliantly in the history of Japanese painting. Its style, which combines dynamic expressions and elegance, had been loved by many supreme rulers and warlords during the Sengoku Period, or the period of warring states in Japan, and still fascinates people today. This exhibition focuses on the works from their golden age, the Momoyama Period (1568-1600), alongside arts and crafts including vibrant paintings of other schools of the same time period.
The Glorious Beauty of Momoyama and Kanō School
October 30, 2020 to December 13, 2020
Idemitsu Museum of Arts, Moji
2-3, Higashi-minatomachi, Moji-ku,
Kitakyūshū-shi, Fukuoka 801-0853