Standard-bearer of the Edo Rimpa School
Suzuki Kiitsu (1796-1858) is regarded as the most talented of the students trained by Sakai Hoitsu (1761-1828), who revived the Rimpa style in Edo. Kiitsu’s style carried on the Rimpa tradition of lavish beauty while adding vivid color contrasts, a rich design sense, and a freshness that speaks to us today. Kiitsu is thus an artist who has recently been attracting increasing attention. This long-awaited exhibition brings together his masterpieces from collections in Japan and overseas, for a rare opportunity to explore his oeuvre in full.