Nature's Poem

Shizen no Shi

June 11 – August 21, 2009

Featuring the ceramics of Harada Shuroku, Ito Motohiko, Kato Yasukage, Kawase Shinobu, Kishi Eiko, Maeda Masahiro, Matsui Kosei and Sugiura Yasuyoshi

Paintings and screens by Yamamoto Baiitsu, Kishi Ganku, Kawabata Gyokusho, Matsumura Keibun, Suzuki Kiitsu, Nagasawa Rosetsu, Suzuki Shonen and Shibata Zeshin

Kawabata Gyokushô (1842 - 1913)
Cat and kittens beneath an old wisteria vine with blooming Chinese roses, dandelions and butterflies
1881
Hanging Scroll; Ink and color on silk with original mount
57 x 26 3/4 inches
Inv#5674

Kawabata Gyokushô (1842 - 1913)
Cat and kittens beneath an old wisteria vine with blooming Chinese roses, dandelions and butterflies
1881
Hanging Scroll; Ink and color on silk with original mount
57 x 26 3/4 inches
Inv#5674

Kawabata Gyokushô (1842 - 1913)
Cat and kittens beneath an old wisteria vine with blooming Chinese roses, dandelions and butterflies
1881
Hanging Scroll; Ink and color on silk with original mount
57 x 26 3/4 inches
Inv#5674

Nagasawa Rosetsu (1754 - 1799)
Swimming Ducks
ca. 1790
Ink and light color on paper
54 x 59 inches
Inv#2303

Nagasawa Rosetsu (1754 - 1799)
Swimming Ducks
ca. 1790
Ink and light color on paper
54 x 59 inches
Inv#2303

Nagasawa Rosetsu (1754 - 1799)
Swimming Ducks
ca. 1790
Ink and light color on paper
54 x 59 inches
Inv#2303

Harada Shûroku (b. 1941)
Large leaf-shaped Bizen-ware platter
2006
Stoneware
7 1/2 x 32 1/2 x 14 inches
Inv#5335

Harada Shûroku (b. 1941)
Large leaf-shaped Bizen-ware platter
2006
Stoneware
7 1/2 x 32 1/2 x 14 inches
Inv#5335

Harada Shûroku (b. 1941)
Large leaf-shaped Bizen-ware platter
2006
Stoneware
7 1/2 x 32 1/2 x 14 inches
Inv#5335

Sugiura Yasuyoshi (b. 1949)
Sculpture of a Camellia
2008
Stoneware
9 7/8 x 15 3/4 x 15 3/4 inches; Inv#5920

Sugiura Yasuyoshi (b. 1949)
Sculpture of a Camellia
2008
Stoneware
9 7/8 x 15 3/4 x 15 3/4 inches; Inv#5920

Sugiura Yasuyoshi (b. 1949)
Sculpture of a Camellia
2008
Stoneware
9 7/8 x 15 3/4 x 15 3/4 inches; Inv#5920

Matsumura Keibun (1779 - 1843)
Large Sea Bream
ca. 1830
Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk
49 1/2 x 27 inches
Inv#M23301

Matsumura Keibun (1779 - 1843)
Large Sea Bream
ca. 1830
Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk
49 1/2 x 27 inches
Inv#M23301

Utagawa Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Horikiri Iris Garden from the series One Hundred Famous Places in Edo
1857
Oban tate-e
print size: 13 x 8 5/8 inches; Inv#3709

Ohara Shôson (1877 - 1945)
Two white cockatoo on red bar with a green background
ca. 1935
Ôban tate-e
Print size: 12 7/8 x 9 1/4 inches; Inv#5625

Itô Motohiko (b. 1930)
Box with stylized pine motifs painted against cloth-impressed surface
ca. 1995
Stoneware
3 1/4 x 10 9/16 x 10 9/16 inches; Inv#5848

Fujihira Yasushi (b. 1963)
Set of 5 flower-shaped plates (two shown in image)
1 3/4 x 7 1/2 x 7 inches each
Inv#5986

Yoshida Hiroshi (1876 - 1950)
Ôhara Beach
1928
21 3/4 x 16 1/4 inches
Inv#5504

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A selection of modern and contemporary ceramics, paintings, screens, and prints celebrating the beauty and serenity of the natural world.