15 September 2018
14 October 2018
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For the first time in Europe, the public will have the privilege of discovering the masterpiece created by Itu Jakuchu (1716-1800). Special figure of the Edo period (1603-1867), Jakuchu is known as one of Kyoto's eccentric or independent artists, who were not linked to any particular artistic movement, but who created a very personal style....
He represents with its flowers, fish, and birds one of the most remarkable examples of 18th century Japanese polychrome painting. This collection of works is only shown in Paris accompanied by the Buddhist triad of the Shôkoku-ji temple and only for one month because of its fragility.
The exhibition takes place on the occasion of the 160th anniversary of diplomatic relations between France and Japan in 2018, on the theme "Japonismes2018".
This exhibition is co-organized with the Foundation of Japan, Nikkei Inc, an agency of the Imperial House of Japan, the Petit Palais, the Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris and Paris Musées.