"Buson Yosa: Flowing Creativity" Exhibition

Miho Museum

poster for "Buson Yosa: Flowing Creativity" Exhibition

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In the 18th century, the Kyoto school of painters including Jakuchu Itoh, Taiga Ikeno, and Oukyo Maruyama, were prominent figures in the Japanese painting field. Within this field, Buson Yosa's works were highly valued, especially with his ability to fuse poetry and art.
This exhibition explores Buson's contributions in art and poetry, along with letters to his students and friends that will provide background information on his life.

Art Talk: April 12th (Sat) 14:00-16:00

Symposium: May 11th (Sun) 13:30-16:00



from March 15, 2008 to June 08, 2008


Buson Yosa



donald_japantimes: (2008-03-27 at 17:03)

Detached or mundane?
By Matthew Larking
Special to The Japan Times

In the Chinese literati lineage, the city was a worldly, vulgar place unfit for depiction; a more appropriate subject would have been the hermitages of scholar-officials deep within mountainous nature. But a late and undated Buson painting, "Snowclad Houses in the Night" — arguably the premier work in the Miho Museum's current exhibition of the artist — depicts a snow-covered cityscape with traces of ocher that suggest townsfolk huddled inside, the work day over ...


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