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Poetry in Clay: The Art of Ōtagaki Rengetsu

February 12, 2015 – May 24, 2015

Ōtagaki Rengetsu (1791-1875) was a Japanese Buddhist nun and one of the most renowned female artists of her time. She celebrated life, love and loss through the creation of paintings and rustic pottery inscribed with her poignant, often playful, verse. Her artistic legacy numbers over 50,000 works, including those produced through unique collaborative partnerships with other noted artists of the time. The Morikami Museum is honored to exhibit a small, yet exquisite selection of her work from the Johnstone-Fong Collection.

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