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Special Exhibition “KARAEMON, Lovers of Chinese-Style Painting: Buzen, Rōen, Jakuchū, and Others”

KARAEMON, Lovers of Chinese-Style Painting:
Buzen, Rōen, Jakuchū, and Others

 Osaka and Kyoto in the mid-Edo period (roughly the 18th century) were home to painters who enjoyed immense popularity for their unique styles. While of these, Kyoto-based Jakuchū Ito is still a star painter for present-day art audiences, very few of his Osaka-based counterparts are well known today. Buzen Suminoe (1734–1806) and Rōen Hayashi (birth/death dates unknown; active around 1770–80) in particular won popularity as leading painters in Osaka, exploring their own expressions as karae artists who had learned then-fashionable Chinese style of painting (Karae).
 This exhibition calls those who admired Chinese paintings and learned to create Chinese-style paintings for themselves by the affectionate nickname “karae-mon” (fellows of Chinese-style paintings). Focusing on Buzen and Rōen as leading painters with remarkable skills, the exhibition introduces you to their works, as well as those of their characteristic contemporaries who contributed to Japanese painting in Osaka and Kyoto.
■ Period: Saturday, October 31 to Sunday, December 13, 2015
■ Venue: Special exhibition room, 6th floor, Osaka Museum of History
■ Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Open until 8 p.m. on Fridays during the period)
Entry accepted until 30 minutes before the closing time
■ Closed: Tuesdays
* The museum will open on Tuesday, November 3 (a national holiday), and close on Wednesday, November 4, 2015.
■ Admission fee: Adults: 1,000 yen; High school and university students: 800 yen; Junior high school students and below: Free
■Transport: Near Exits 2 and 9 of Tanimachi 4-chome Station on the Osaka City Subway Tanimachi Line
Near Bamba-cho bus stop of Osaka City Bus

Contact : Osaka Museum of History
Phone or E-mail +81-6-6946-5728
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