Japanese Art Gallery

This gallery gathers public domain works.

※ Works that passed the copyright protection period after the death of the author are posted.


tawaraya sotatsu


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tawaraya sotatsu  (俵屋宗達)  1560? - 1640?

Tawaraya Sotatsu (俵屋 宗達, c. 1570 ? c. 1640) was a Japanese painter and designer of the Rinpa school. Sotatsu is best known for his decorations of calligraphic works by Hon'ami Koetsu (1558?1637), and his spectacular and highly influential byobu folding screens, such as National Treasures Wind God and Thunder God and his painting of the Sekiya and Miotsukushi chapters from The Tale of Genji. He also popularized a technique called tarashikomi, in which a second layer of paint is applied before the first layer is dry.

    風神雷神図
    蓮池水禽図
    源氏物語関屋図 右隻
    源氏物語澪標図 左隻
    蔦の細道図屏風
    松島図 左隻
    松島図 右隻
    鶴下絵和歌巻
    蓮下絵和歌巻断簡(下絵・宗達)