Noren Tapestry Features Masterpieces by Japanese Genius Ito Jakuchu

“Ito Jakuchu”6th year of Shotoku (1716) -12th year of Kansei (1800)

After learning from the Kano school painter Ooka Shunsuke, he abandoned the painting method and
Among the Song dynasty paintings (Chinese paintings), I copied a colorful bird-and-flower painting.
Furthermore, Jakuchu, who abandoned this painting method and shifted to real life photography, I copied a work of beautiful colors and flower painting.
Furthermore, Jakuchu, who abandoned this painting method and shifted to real life photography, drew a work of beautiful colors and detailed depiction.
However, in reality, it is hard to say that it is a sketch, and the colors and forms captured by Jakuchu's unique sensation are developed throughout the work.

Characteristics of Jakuchu's paintings

The charm of Jakuchu's works lies in the richly colored and meticulous depictions created by his superb technique, as well as in the fantastic atmosphere of his paintings, which somehow evokes surrealism.
Jakuchu's works are also highly acclaimed for his innovative imagination and his unique sense of color and form, which are not bound by conventional painting methods, so much so that his works are sometimes referred to as “chiiso-ha” (fantastic school).
Jakuchu left many works based on nature, such as plants and animals.
He was especially good at flower-and-bird paintings, as can be seen from the fresh depictions of various plants, birds, insects, fish, shellfish, and other living creatures in his representative works.

Ito Jakuchu Hakkakuzu NaminiTuru white crane wave Noren Tapestry

Ito Jakuchu Moonlit night with white plum blossoms Noren Tapestry

Ito Jakuchu tiger Noren Tapestry

Ito Jakuchu Gobokushuenzu Hawk and Monkey Noren Tapestry

Ito Jakuchu Nanten Rooster Noren Tapestry

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