Visual arts of Edo period
"Visual Arts of the Edo Period" is the main exhibition event of the Russian-Japan Bilateral Year. About 120 art works of painters representing various traditional art schools will be displayed int the project. Russian public will be able to appreciate the diverse spectrum of Japanese traditional art of 16th–19th centuries, including works by the masters representing Kano, Tosa, Rinpa, Nanga, Maruyama-Shijo, and Ukiyo-e schools of painting. Two art works have the status "national treasure", ten items are considered "very valuable cultural artifacts" and another five items are "very valuable art pieces." Some of these items are very rarely exhibited outside of Japan. In addition to the selected items from Japanese collections the exhibition will feature a number of paintings from the holdings of the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts as well as paintings and graphical art works from the State Museum of Oriental Art.