From March 28th, Fukuda Art Museum set to open in Kyoto’s Arashiyama District in October 2019, will present special exhibition “Birth of Jakuchu”: Beyond Conflict.
Jakuchu Ito (1716-1800) was born as the eldest son of the vegetable wholesaler Masuya at Kyoto’s in Nishiki Koji market. He is well-known as one of the most important artists in Japan who lived in the mid-Edo period.
This exhibition features his works covering his life time including “Rooster and Turnips” published for the first time as well as the works of the Zen Buddhists and painters who lived in the same era with Jakuchu such as Shohaku Soga, Okyo Maruyama, etc.
In addition, Masaya Kushino’s works which are enchanted by Jakuchu’s paintings, and shoes inspired from animals like birds, will also be exhibited. His work “Bird Witched” becomes a collection of Victoria & Albert Museum in UK and the shoes “Stairway to Heaven” that Lady Gaga wore, have been highly evaluated in both Japan and abroad. This exhibition will show about 10 of his works inspired by Jakuchu’s painting “Rooster on a tile”.
“Birth of Jakuchu”: Beyond Conflict
Date: March 28th – June 21st, 2020
Opening Hours: 10:00 – 17:00 (Last entry 16:30)
Closed on Tuesday (opens on May 5th) and May 7th
Place: Fukuda Art Museum
Address: 3-16 Susukino Baba-cho, Sagatenryuji, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto
Admission: General / University student 1,300 yen, High school student 700 yen, Elementary / Junior high school student 400 yen
Organizers: Fukuda Art Museum, Kyoto Shimbun