Past Exhibitions

300th Anniversary Feature Exhibition: Yosa Buson
August 23, 2016 - October 2, 2016

The renowned painter and haiku poet Yosa Buson (1716–1783) was born in Settsu province (present day Osaka) but went to Edo (Tokyo) as a young man to study painting and poetry. He then took a long itinerant journey on foot through Japan’s northern provinces. It was not until he was past the age of thirty-five that Buson finally settled down in Kyoto. Though he had full mastery of Ming and Qing Chinese painting styles, some Buson’s most distinctive works are his abbreviated, witty haiga sketches. This exhibition, celebrating the three hundredth anniversary of his birth, showcases the charm and genius of Buson’s painting and poetry.

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