Japanese Art in the Age of Koetsu

June 6, 1998 – February 15, 1999

Freer Gallery of Art
Jefferson Drive and 12th Street, SW
Washington, DC

Galleries 5, 6, 6A, 7, and West Corridor Floor Plan

View 44 paintings, calligraphy, ceramics, and lacquerware created by Hon'ami Koetsu (1558-1637) and his contemporaries during Kyoto's cultural renaissance of the early 17th century. Objects include hand-built teabowls featuring the distinctive black or red glaze known as Raku, as well as screens by Sotatsu, a painter who was a member of Koetsu's artistic circle.