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Japanese Art in the Age of Koetsu

June 6, 1998 – February 15, 1999

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

Location: Galleries 5, 6, 6A, 7, and West Corridor

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.