|Closed||Mondays, except April 30|
|Hours||10 am to 5 pm（Open till 7 pm from May 8 to 13. Entrance closes 30 min. before closing）|
|General admission||Adult 1300 yen, Student 1000 yen|
The mid Edo period painter and designer Ogata Kōrin (1658-1716) elevated the decorative tradition in Japanese art to the level of contemporary design. His Irises, in which he applied designs for use on kosode kimono to the large picture plane of a pair of folding screens, is a work that presents Kōrin’s true genius.
Kōrin’s younger brother Kenzan (1663-1743) was a ceramic artist who launched new trends in the world of ceramics. Studying ceramics from Japan, China, and Europe, he left us a diverse body of work that reflects his broad-ranging tastes. It was Kenzan who turned potters into artists.
This exhibition presents the richly varied ouerves of these two artists who are also brothers, a pairing rare in art history. The art worlds they created were sometimes contradictory and sometimes resonated harmoniously. As we study their work, we search for aesthetic exchanges between them and re-examine what makes each of the brothers, Kōrin and Kenzan, so fascinating.