Experience the Etsuko and Joe Price Collection, a world-renowned collection of Edo Period Japanese paintings. This extraordinary exhibition was envisioned by Joe and Etsuko Price and features the masterpieces of the late Edo period painters Sakai Hoitsu (1761-1828) and Suzuki Shuitsu (1823-1889), with an Ikebana Flower Arrangement installation from three Ikebana schools affiliated with JACCC – Ikenobo, Ohara-Ryu, and Sogetsu School.
Joe and Estuko Price exhibited the paintings of Hoitsu and Shuitsu in Japan after the Great East Japan earthquake and tsunami in 2011. Their hope was to use the beauty of nature and the seasons of these Edo Period paintings to lift the spirits of Japan’s citizens and encourage them to never give up during the difficult time of rebuilding. With 2015 marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, Joe and Etsuko Price will once again use the exhibition as a message of hope and peace through the exquisite paintings.
The exhibition will include Sakai Hoitsu’s The Thirty-six Immortal Poets with Flowering Plants. Hoitsu was a talented painter and practitioner of calligraphy, and this particular piece showcases his stunning decorative paintings of birds and flowers, as well as classical Japanese literature with his beautiful calligraphy.