Kyoto’s Bold Masters
July 17, 2021〜October 10, 2021
Ito Jakuchu (1716-1800）who has been gaining popularity recently, was born as the eldest son of the vegetable wholesaler Masuya in the Nishikikoji market in Kyoto.
In the 18th century when Jakuchu was active, Kyoto was the arena of talented and unique painters such as Yosa Buson (1716-1783), Ike no Taiga (1723-1776), Maruyama Okyo (1733-1795), and Soga Sohaku (1730-1781). They accomplished their own painting styles while interacting and influencing each other. This exhibition demonstrates the works of such painters of the same age as Jakuchu to disclose the enchanting power of their works.