Monday, December 01, 2008
100% KAWAII! the God of Wind and the God of Thunder!
"the God of Wind and the God of Thunder" is 100% KAWAII!
Rimpa is 100% KAWAII!
and Japanese Art is 100% KAWAII, too!
"the God of Wind and the God of Thunder Screens"
original version by Tawaraya Soutatsu(俵屋宗達)
in the 17th century.
And he created "Rimpa".
Rimpa (琳派), also romanized as "Rinpa",
is one of the major historical schools of
Japanese decorative painting.
It was created in the 17th century
by the artists Hon'ami Kōetsu (1558-1637) and
Tawaraya Sōtatsu (d. c. 1643).
俵屋宗達 『風神雷神図屏風』 建仁寺蔵 （京都国立博物館に寄託） 国宝
the God of Wind and the God of Thunder Screens
風神雷神図屏風 "Fujin Raijin Zu byobu"
尾形光琳 『風神雷神図屏風』 東京国立博物館蔵 重要文化財
酒井抱一 『風神雷神図屏風』 出光美術館蔵