Japan. Land of geishas and samurai.

Japan. Land of geishas and samurai.

A cross-section of the traditional arts of the Far Eastern archipelago through a precise selection of works dating from the 14th and 20th centuries. This is what the Japan exhibition offers. Land of geisha and samurai at the Casa dei Carraresi in beautiful Treviso.

A collection of great quality and very wide for materials, production techniques and iconographic subjects. The itinerary develops through thematic islands, deepening on one hand the many aspects relating to the traditional customs and activities of the Japanese people, on the other creating focuses on the peculiarities and history of the collection.

The beginning of the exhibition is dedicated to the combination of Geisha and Samurai. The geisha has, in fact, represented for Japan a very deep-rooted cultural topos, from the very cultivated court ladies of the Heian period (794-1185) to the courtesans who lived between the 17th and 19th centuries, so well immortalized by Kitagawa Utamaro (1753-1806), the painter who better than any other has returned the liveliness of the pleasure districts of Edo (current Tokyo). We then move on to the world of syntheses of autochthonous beliefs and influences from the Asian continent. Buddhism of Indian origin, in particular, which arrived in the archipelago through China and Korea.

 The itinerary continues with the Kabuki theater, in particular with a core of accessories related to the consumption of tobacco smoke. The highlight of the exhibition is reserved for the relationship between the Japanese and nature, which in Shinto, the native philosophical and religious doctrine of the archipelago, is an expression of divinity. This privileged relationship with Nature is investigated here through a series of paintings on vertical rolls, part of which were made between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, at the dawn of modern Japan.


From 4 April to 30 June 2019
Place: Treviso, Casa dei Carraresi
Info: 0422 513150 - mostre@artikaeventi.com

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