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Friday, April 13, 2012

Itō Jakuchū

IN COMMEMORATION: The paintings of Itō Jakuchū 
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
March 30 - April 29, 2012

Nandina and Rooster, c. 1761–1765 from Itō Jakuchū, Colorful Realm of Living Beings, set of 30 vertical hanging scrolls, c. 1757–1766, Sannomaru Shōzōkan (The Museum of the Imperial Collections), The Imperial Household Agency, Tokyo 
PBS recently aired a story about the paintings of Itō Jakuchū, which are currently on exhibition at the National Gallery of Art. Considered a national treasure of Japan, the 30 scrolls are on view to commemorate the centennial of Japan's gift of cherry trees to our nation's capitol.
The exhibition is titled, Colorful Realm: Japanese Bird-and-Flower Paintings by Itō Jakuchū, and will be in shown until April 29th. 
Online, viewers may celebrate the exhibition by submitting their original Haiku poetry.
The paintings are exquisite! If you are unable to view them at the National Gallery, please view them online. And email your original Haiku poetry!
Paintings of Itō Jakuchū and Haiku
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC for more information
PBS

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