The Price Collection — JAKUCHU and The Age of Imagination

JakuchuThe Etsuko and Joe Price Collection in California, U.S.A. is world-renowned for its marvelous collection of Japanese paintings of the Edo period (17th-19th century).  The works of the unique artists of the Edo period caught Joe Price’s eye five decades ago, when they were overlooked even in the field of art history, and thus he started his collection.  As suggested by the fact that his foundation, “Shin’enKan,” borrows one of Ito Jakuchu’s studio names, the Price Collection is centered on Jakuchu, who has been attracting much attention in recent years.  The collection also features Kansai-region artists such as Maruyama Okyo, Nagasawa Rosetsu, and Mori Sosen, artists of the Edo Rimpa school such as Sakai Hoitsu and Suzuki Kiitsu, hand-painted ukiyo-e, and other masterpieces of a genre that has grown to receive a great deal of interest in recent years.
     This exhibition consists of 109 works specially selected from the six hundred paintings of the Price Collection.  Eight of these works will be shown in a special room in the fourth-floor Collection Gallery as part of an educational program entitled “Educational Gallery: Oni and Edo-period Animals.”  Also, on the first floor, there will be a room with natural lighting in which a new side of imaginative Edo-period paintings can be enjoyed in a setting modelled after traditional Japanese rooms.

* The works on display will be rotated halfway through the exhibition.  Part I: 9/23-10/15; Part II: 10/17-11/5.  Please refer to the list below for details.

Ito Jakuchu Rooster, Hen and Hydrangeas,
Edo Period (18th cent.), Etsuko and Joe Price Collection


Related Links
Collection weblog:
     All 109 works included in the exhibition are introduced each day,
with commentary by Mr. Joe Price.
* In Japanese only.

Related Events
“Educational Gallery: Oni and Edo-period Animals”
Place: One room within the Collection Gallery

Lecture: “Why and How I Became Fascinated by Edo-period Paintings”
Lecturer: Joe Price (Chairman, Shin'enKan Foundation)
Date: September 23 (Sat./holiday)  1:30-3:00PM (numbered tickets distributed 12:30PM-)
Place: Lecture hall (maximum capacity 100); free

Lecture: “Kyoto Paintings in the Price Collection”
Lecturer: NAMIKI Seishi (Professor, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Kyoto Institute of Technology)
Date: October 14 (Sat.)  1:30-3:00PM (numbered tickets distributed 12:30PM-)
Place: Lecture hall (maximum capacity 100); free

Exhibition Dates
Saturday, September 23 - Sunday, November 5, 2006
Closed on Mondays (exception: open on October 9, closed on October 10)

The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Inc.

Special Collaboration
Shin’enKan Foundation

Embassy of the United States in Japan
Japan America Society of Southern California

NIPPONKOA Insurance Co., Ltd.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Japan Airlines

  Day of admission Advance Groups (20 or more)
Adult 1,300 yen 1,100 yen 1,000 yen
University students 900 yen 700 yen 600 yen
High school students 700 yen 500 yen 400 yen
Junior high and younger Free Free Free
* The admission for return visits can be discounted to the group rate by presenting a ticket stub during the exhibition.

Advance tickets: Ticket Pia, FamilyMart, Circle K Sankus (P code: 686-861),
Lawson (L code: 53966), other major ticket vendors and convenience stores

Works on Rotation
Part I (September 23 - October 15)
1 Kanō Motonobu, Landscape with Old Pine and Small Birds
16th century; two-panel folding screen
6 Kanō Ryūsetsu, Kasuga Wakamiya Festival
17th century; pair of six-panel folding screens
9 Watanabe Shikō, Carp Ascending Waterfall
18th century; hanging scroll
10 Unknown, Ginkgo Trees and Ayu Fish Trap
17th-19th century; pair of six-panel folding screens
21 Ganku, Chinese Beauties
1787; pair of hanging scrolls
30 Maruyama Ōshin, Rice and Barley
19th century; pair of six-panel folding screens
43 Itō Jakuchū, Hawk on Pine Tree
18th century; hanging scroll
55 Itō Jakuchū, Rooster and Japanese Banana Plant
18th century; hanging scroll

Part II (October 17 - November 5)
2 Unknown, Birds and Flowers of the Four Seasons
17th century; two-panel folding screen
3 Soga Nichokuan, Hawks on Pine Tree
17th century; six-panel folding screen
5 Unknown, The Tale of Genji
17th century; pair of six-panel folding screens
22 Nagasawa Rosetsu, Ghost
18th century; hanging scroll
24 Yamaguchi Soken, Beauty with Puppy
18th-19th century; hanging scroll
32 Yamaguchi Soken, Egrets in Summer and Winter Landscapes
18th-19th century; pair of six-panel folding screens
46 Itō Jakuchū, Cranes with Bamboo and Plum Trees
18th century; hanging scroll
56 Itō Jakuchū, Carp and Waves
18th century; hanging scroll
* Works not listed above will be on display throughout the exhibition.
   Please note, however, that the list may be adjusted at any time.

Publicity Materials
Exhibition flyer, version 1 (A4)
PDF file (2,975KB)

Exhibition flyer, version 2 (A4)
PDF file (4,279KB)

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Other Museums
Tokyo National Museum  2006/07/04 (Tue.) - 08/27 (Sun.)
Kyushu National Museum  2007/01/01 (Mon.) - 02/25 (Sun.)
Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art  2007/04/13 (Fri.) - 06/10 (Sun.)

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