[Art Library Vol.17] Rinpa X Kamakurabori
On the bookshelves of the lobby lounge, 25th floor, artwork are being displayed and on sale. These artwork are selected seasonally, based on the concept “A study where one can feel Japan”.
Rinpa* is a well-known traditional Japanese method of expression.
Rather than using lines, it expresses through surfaces. Using techniques of engraving and Japanese lacquer, rinpa creates new angles of expression.
Kenyu Mitsuhashi redesigned rinpa paintings by combining them with the 750-year-old Kamakura engraving technique, creating a new story of expression.
* Rinpa is one of the major historical schools of Japanese painting. It was created in 17th century Kyoto by Hon’ami Kōetsu (1558–1637) and Tawaraya Sōtatsu (d. c.1643). Roughly fifty years later, the style was consolidated by brothers Ogata Kōrin (1658–1716) and Ogata Kenzan (1663–1743).
Period: February 28, 2018 (Wed.) – June 9, 2018 (Sat.)
Artist: Kenyu Mitsuhashi (Sculptor / Urushi Artist)
Planning: niyodo design