The Philosophy of Transmitting the Tradition

Hanging Seto Flower Vase
By: Richard Milgrim with Tomobako
H 7″ x D 9″

Designing Nature
The Rinpa Aesthetic in Japanese Art

Rinpa Style Holding screen of autumn flowers and glasses
H 36″ x W 72″

The admiration of nature exemplified by the aesthetic sense of autumn was even further expressed in different schools of painting including Kano-ha and Rimpa as well as in different art forms including ukiyo-e wood block prints, textile-dyeing, pottery and maki-e.

The change in seasons occurs in a periodic pattern, thus admiration of nature to bring new hopes for the Japanese.

Writing Box with motif of Rinpa style autumn moon scenery.
Learn more about The Continuity of Japanese Aesthetics: Creativity within Tradition

Love for Ever-changing Nature

Nature’s shifts have cultivated a sensibility in Japanese people to notice and understand subtle changes in their natural surroundings and gave rise to a special nature-inspired artistic ability unique to Japan.

Please come to see the beautiful autumn motif in Japanese artworks.