300th Anniversary Feature Exhibition: Yosa Buson

General Information

Exhibition Title 300th Anniversary Yosa Buson
Period August 23, 2016 - October 2, 2016
Venue Heisei Chishinkan Wing (The Collections Galleries), Galleries 2F-3 and 4
Transportation JR, Kintetsu Railway, Keihan Railway, Hankyu Railway, City Bus / Map
Closed Closed on Monday
*When Monday is a national holiday, the museum will be opened on Monday and closed on Tuesday.
Museum Hours 9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (Entrance Until 4:30 p.m.)
Admission Adult 520 yen (410 yen)
Univ. Student 260 yen (210 yen)
(Fees in parentheses are for groups of 20+)
*Admission is free for youths of high school age and below.

Images from the Exhibit

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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