ARTISTS

Itō Jakuchū


Itō Jakuchū is one of the representative creators in the mid-Edo period. He developed distinctive and humorous “Jakuchu world”. With strong spirit of inquiry and curiosity to pictorial expression, he dedicated himself to painting.

長沢芦雪


大胆な構図と自由でユニークな画風で、今や師の円山応挙をも凌ぐ人気を誇る鬼才の画家。

鈴木其一


江戸後期の琳派絵師。師の酒井抱一に見られる江戸琳派らしい優美な描写はもちろんのこと、斬新で独創的、写実的で洗練された表現も得意とする。

Soga Shōhaku


Prodigy and one of the most popular artists in the mid-Edo period. Shōhaku is famous for his creative and daring, exquisite and unprecedented expression. His unstinted flair and professional skill shaped specific view of the world in his art works.

Nakahara Nantenbō (Tōjū Zenchū)


Zen master in the early twentieth century. His powerful, unique and humorous paintings attracted broad support specifically from politicians and litterateurs. He is also famous for his wild and off the wall episodes.