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Torarin debuted in October 2015, when the Kyoto National Museum held a special exhibition celebrating the 400th anniversary of the origins of Rinpa, a decorative style of Japanese art associated with Kyoto.

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  • Official Name

    Kogata Rinnojō (Nickname "Torarin")

    (from "Ogata Ichinojō," the childhood name of Rinpa painter Ogata
    Kōrin, 1658–1716)

  • Personality
    Mischievous, full of curiosity
  • Birthday
    October 10
  • Job
    PR Ambassador of the Kyoto National Museum
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In East Asian paintings, tigers usually look fierce and powerful, but Kōrin painted this tiger as charming and funny, with a round face and mischievous expression.

Inspiration: Ogata Kōrin's Tiger and Bamboo

Tiger and Bamboo, by Ogata Kōrin (1658–1716)
Edo period, 18th century. Kyoto National Museum

Inspiration: Ogata Kōrin's Tiger and Bamboo

Origin of Name

TORA+RIN from Rinpa  TORARIN

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Torarin debuted in October 2015, when the Kyoto National Museum held a special exhibition celebrating the 400th anniversary of the origins of Rinpa, a decorative style of Japanese art associated with Kyoto.

Profile

  • Official Name

    Kogata Rinnojō (Nickname "Torarin")

    (from "Ogata Ichinojō," the childhood name of Rinpa painter Ogata Kōrin, 1658–1716)

  • Personality

    Mischievous, full of curiosity

  • Birthday

    October 10

  • Job

    PR Ambassador of the Kyoto National Museum

Inspiration: Tiger and Bamboo, by Ogata Kōrin

In East Asian paintings, tigers usually look fierce and powerful, but Kōrin painted this tiger as charming and funny, with a round face and mischievous expression.

Tiger and Bamboo, by Ogata Kōrin

Tiger and Bamboo, by Ogata Kōrin (1658–1716)
Edo period, 18th century. Kyoto National Museum

Origin of Name

TORA+RIN from Rinpa =TORARIN
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