Felice Fischer is the Luther W. Brady curator of Japanese art and senior curator of East Asian art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Tigers in a Bamboo Grove (Tigers at Play) (detail), mid 1630s, Kano Tan'yu.

The family that set the gold standard for art in Japan

For 400 years, the Kano family dominated Japanese painting through its superior training and mastery of precious materials

4 May 2015