Tsuizen: Rites and Relics in Sakai Hôitsu’s 1815 Korin Revival by Richard Wilson at Sophia U., Oct. 30

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2017
Tsuizen: Rites and Relics in Sakai Hôitsu’s 1815 Korin Revival
Richard Wilson
17:30-19:00October 30, 2017
Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University
Edo painter Sakai Hôitsu (酒井 抱一 1761-1828) is duly acknowledged for his framing of Rinpa (called Ogata-ryû 尾形流 by Hôitsu) as an artistic lineage, complete with named masters, masterworks, and shared themes. Hôitsu’s activities also paved the way for Rinpa’s prominence in a canon of indigenous masterpieces formed in the late Meiji period. However in temporal, spatial and social terms, Korin-Hôitsu is an unlikely juxtaposition. Focusing on Hôitsu’s 1815 Korin memorial service or tsuizen, in this talk we will explore the precedents and practices that enabled Hôitsu’s curation. 
Richard L. Wilson holds a B.A. from Franklin and Marshall and a Ph.D. in Art History from the University of Kansas. He specializes in Japanese painting, craft design and ceramics of the Edo and Meiji periods. As a Fulbright and Japan Studies Fellow, he studied the history of art and studio ceramics at Kyoto City University of Fine Arts. After a decade of teaching at Rice University in the U.S., he moved to International Christian University, Tokyo, where he is Professor of Asian Art and Archaeology. Currently he is working on a contextual study of Rinpa arts and a survey of premodern Japanese ceramics.

This talk is organized by Professor Caroline Hirasawa for ICC research Unit on Materialities of the Sacred
Language: English / No Prior registration necessary
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