Exhibitions

The Beauty of Rinpa and the History of Korin Tea Ceremoney

2017.04.28|Fri| 16:30 - - 2017.06.06|Tue| 17:30

Overview

While respecting Hon’nami Koetsu and Tawaraya Sotatsu’s to the full, Ogata Korin (1658~1716) also created his own unique style and brought the Rinpa school to perfection. In 1985, as a third anniversary memorial project, MOA Museum of Art reconstructed Korin’s Residence based on the drawings by Ogata Korin and the original floor plan discovered in the home of the Konishi family. Taking this opportunity, MOA Museum inaugurated The Korin Tea Ceremony wishing to promote and popularize the Japanese tea ceremony culture and honoring the art of Korin.

The Korin Tea Ceremony has been annually held in February, with the cooperation of Japan’s leading art dealers and tea ceremony masters, and by approaches full of different flavors each time and numerous works of Korin have been displayed.

At this time, we will hold an exhibition “The beauty of Rinpa & the path of the Korin Tea Ceremony” and introduce the charms of Korin’s art. The excellent pieces of Korin that have decorated the tokonoma alcoves at the past Korin Tea Ceremony will be displayed. We will also exhibit other works of Rinpa from our museum collections including those of Koetsu, Sotasu, Korin, Kenzan and Hoitsu that have been selected and placed at the Korin Tea Ceremony and look back at the path the Korin Tea Ceremony has taken.

Highlight

Exhibition of Korin’s excellent works & Reproduction of the setting of the formal thick tea (koicha) ceremony at the first Korin Tea Ceremony

At this exhibition, we will display the excellent pieces of Ogata Korin including “The Figure of Ebisu (God of Commerce)”, “Muso Daikokuten (God of Wealth )” and “Hanshan and Shi De”, which have been decorated at the tokonoma alcoves at the Korin Tea Ceremony in its 32-year history. Also, we will reproduce the utensil placement of the formal thick tea (koicha) ceremony (held at Nezu Art Museum) at the first Korin Tea Ceremony.

Please enjoy the beautiful combination of Korin’s masterpieces and the excellent tools of the tea ceremony.

A space of beauty created by Korin’s masterpieces and other excellent works of the Rinpa.

We will exhibit excellent works of Rinpa from our museum collections including those of Koetsu, Sotatsu, Korin, Kenzan, Hoitsu that have been selected and placed at the Korin Tea Ceremony and look back at the path the Korin Tea Ceremony has taken.

Main Works

Writing Box owned by Nezu Museum

Ogata Korin

The Figure of Ebisu (God of Commerce) Privatry owned

Ogata Korin

Muso Daikokuten (God of Wealth )

Ogata Korin

Hanshan

Ogata Korin