A “great artist” in Japanese art history Eitoku KANOH and Jukou-in Fusuma-e (painting on a fusuma)


A “great artist” in Japanese art history Eitoku KANOH and Jukou-in Fusuma-e (painting on a fusuma)

For 400 years, from the Muromachi Period the Meiji Restoration, there was a
“Kanoh school”
that was the center of the Japanese art.

Eitoku KANOH is one of the greatest artists in Japanese art history.
In 1543, he was born in Kyoto as a first born of Shoei KANOH who was a leader of Kanoh School.
He was talented since he was very young, and he succeeded the leader post from his father.

Rulers, Nobunaga ODA and Hideyoshi TOYOTOMI, trusted Eitoku very much.
Eitoku painted all Wall Paintings at Azuchi-Jo Castle, built by Nobunaga, Osaka-Jo Castle and
Jurakudai built by Hideyoshi.
There is a historical temple named
that has 451 years of history and a grave of Sen-No-Rikyu who was a
“Chasei (Tea saint)”.

It’s located in Murasakino, Kita-ku, Kyoto, and there are many Wall Paintings done by Eitoku
with his father Shoei.

Forty-six Wall paintings in the main temple are designated as a national treasure.
Most works by Eitoku were burnt with the castle, so it’s very precious that these numbers of works are remained.

Works by Eitoku drawn with dynamic and delicate brushworks and works by Shoei with gentle impressions
appear the tatami floored Japanese rooms more beautiful.

Usually the inside of Jukou-in is closed, but to celebrate the 450th anniversary of the foundation
the main temple with works by Eitoku and tatami floored tea rooms aimed by Rikyu had
“special opening”
from 2016/3/1 ~ 2017/3/26.

There is the world of Wall Paintings in the beautiful Japanese room that is strong and delicate.
People are already waiting for the next opening.

Source of photo:https://intojapanwaraku.com/jp/art/20160301/868/p3