Rediscovered Painting by Kyoto Master Returns Home

Jakuchū scroll found in Europe causes stir in Japanese art scene

Iris Reinbacher
Japonica Publication
5 min readMar 18, 2024

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Fukuda Art Museum Curator Okada unveils newly discovered Kaso Zukan scroll by Jakuchū. (photo by author)

In the early afternoon of March 5, 2024, an illustrated scroll is carefully unrolled in the Fukuda Art Museum in Kyoto. Slowly, 40 types of fruits and vegetables appear on over 3 meters of light gray silk like on a market stall: apples, pears, plums, fingered citrons…

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Iris Reinbacher
Japonica Publication

Scientist by training. Writer by choice. Japanophile by calling. What I’m up to: goinggaijin.com What Kyoto is up to: whatsupinkyoto.com