We have started introducing select works of each exhibition in English.
Reproducing Words and Paintings During the Edo Period
The central part of both calligraphy and painting is the act of “reproduction.” Those studying calligraphy learn by examining the works of ancient masters and using the written texts of their fathers, grandfathers, and teachers as models.
They paint landscapes, people, flowers, birds, and scenes of events from their daily lives. The act of reproducing these things serves as a learning device. It is not only a record that enables transmission over time and distance, but also an activity that allows the artist to express themselves creatively through their brush strokes.
In this exhibition, we will feature pieces such as Noh texts and texts that were produced by various masters through this act of “reproducing.”