Wheat, Poppies, and Bamboo. (Photo by Kano Shigenobu)

WHO/WHAT: Explore the influence that Japanese design has had on an international scale. Features such as asymmetry, innovative color combinations, contrasting patterns and semi-abstraction can be found especially in the “Rinpa” tradition. Meaning “Kōrin School,” Rinpa revolves around simple natural objects from birds, to flowers with the background finished with the background filled in with gold leaf. Ogata Kōrin was a japanese illustrator whose talent built upon the foundations of many artists, bringing an innovative perspective to painting, as well as designs for many aesthetics.

WHEN/WHERE: Now-Sunday, Oct. 9, Honolulu Museum of Art, 900 S. Beretania St. For more information go to honolulumuseum.org/exhibitions/japanese-design-rinpa.

COST: $20 for Adults, $10 for residents, free for children (18 and under), and free for members.

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