Spirit of the Rimpa School

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Spirit of the Rimpa School

It's all about your influences. When Japan's 20th century Nihonga artists turned to the Edo-era Rimpa school for inspiration, they were referencing a group who'd delved deep into the past themselves – specifically, to the literature and waka poetry of the Heian period. The Yamatane Museum of Art makes these links explicit in a show that displays Heian poetry calligraphy alongside key pieces of Rimpa art, as well as works by contemporary students of the Rimpa style.

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