- Feature Exhibition in Celebration of ICOM Kyoto 2019
Masterworks of the Kyoto National Museum: Temple and Shrine Treasures
The Flowering of Edo Painting
- August 14, 2019 - September 16, 2019
The Chinese Paintings gallery is currently being used to display Momoyama-Edo Paintings.
During the two-and-a-half centuries of the Edo period (1615–1868), the Kano school remained the largest and most important of all Japanese painting schools. At the same time, the number and variety of painters and patrons increased dramatically during this period. This was an age in which Japan's ports were mostly closed to the outside world, and the government endeavored to isolate its citizenry from foreign influence. Nevertheless, large numbers of foreign trade goods and art works found their way into Japan, stimulating an increasingly diverse population of artists and influencing their work in unexpected ways.