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Suzuki Kiitsu: Standard-bearer of the Edo Rimpa School

September 10 to October 30

*There will be an exhibition change during the course of exhibition
*Download the list of changes in works on display.

Suzuki Kiitsu (1796-1858) is a painter of the Edo Rimpa school, who was active in the late Edo period.
Rimpa was established in Kyoto by Hon’ami Koetsu and Tawaraya Sotatsu in the early Edo period and Ogata Korin, Ogata Kenzan, and others in the mid-Edo period. In the late Edo period, Sakai Hoitsu revived the Rimpa style in Edo. Adding new tastes and refi nement, he created a new style called “Edo Rimpa.” Kiitsu was known as Hoitsu’s most prominent pupil.
While inheriting the ornate tradition of Rimpa, Kiitsu’s artistic style was characterized by vivid coloring, bold compositions, and opulent designs and was overflowing with a novelty that is still recognized to this day. He brought his versatililty into full play painting a variety of subjects including bird-and-flower paintings, landscape paintings, narrative paintings, genre paintings, Buddhist paintings, and seasonal festival paintings, and also working on hanging scrolls of painted mountings, fans, kites, battledores, and votive wooden tablets. Furthermore, Kiitsu trained his own son Suzuki Shuitsu and many other pupils, encouraging them to hand down the Rimpa style that continues to the present. Indeed, Kiitsu played a spectacular role as a standard-bearer for Edo Rimpa.
The exhibition “SUZUKI KIITSU : Standard-bearer of the Edo Rimpa School”, held at Suntory Museum of Art, Himeji City Museum of Art, Hosomi Museum, and the Yomiuri Shimbun, brings together masterworks by Kiitsu on a scale unrivaled by earlier exhibitions both inside and outside Japan, offering visitors a rare opportunity to encounter the full range of his not-to-be-missed paintings.

Works from the exhibition

Period

September 10 to October 30

*There will be an exhibition change during the course of exhibition
*Download the list of changes in works on display.

Hours

10:00-18:00 (Friday and Saturday 10:00-20:00)

*Open until 20:00 on Sep. 18, 21 and Oct. 9.
*Open until 22:00 on Oct. 22 due to "Roppongi Art Night".
*Last admission: 30 minutes before closing.
*shop×cafe will be open daily during a period of an exhibition.
*Hours subject to change.

Closed

Tuesdays

Admission
Adult General ¥1300 Advance ¥1100
University and
High School Student
General ¥1000 Advance ¥800

Elementary, Junior-High school students and under are free.
*With a certificate of disability, the admission fee of a disabled person and a care-giver will be waived.
*Advance tickets will be available at the Suntory Museum reception desk until August 28.
*On Oct 22, admission fee for adults and students will be ¥500 due to "Roppongi Art Night".

Discount

◇100 Yen Discount
•For wearing kimono.
•For presenting a coupon downloaded from our website.
•For displaying a coupon on your mobile/smartphone.
•For presenting a ticket to a thematic exhibition at the National Art Center, Tokyo, or Mori Art Museum.
•For parties of 20 or more.

*Only one discount per person.

Audio Guide

¥500

*Unauthorized reproduction or use of texts or images from this site is prohibited.

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