Kano Tanyu (1602-1674) was a painter patronized by Tokugawa Bakufu. A grandson of Kano Eitoku. He unrolled a refined and elegant painting style, getting out of the exaggerated expression of Eitoku. He challenged to incorporate Yamato-e painting’s graceful colorful world with his own painting style, and further searched for new painting style and subjects, through study of ancient paintings or sketches.
The artworks on the site are only a small part of our collections. You can see the all on the latest catalogue and our gallery.