Dartmouth College's Hood Museum of Art acquires Ken Matsubara's 'Mikazuki, Crescent Moon'


Ken Matsubara's shouhekiga barrier painting is acquired by Dartmouth College's Hood Museum of Art for their permenant collections. Mikazuki, Crescent Moon joins the museum from Ippodo Gallery's Asia Week 2024 exhibition back in March. 


Matsubara's scene is made from unique materials: hand-collected soil, bengara iron-oxide, wood glue, mica, white-gold and gold leaf, and natural sealants. 

The Mikazuki, Crescent Moon represents eight of the 24-panel fusuma sliding doors from the original Kūkai's View commission for Jingo-ji Temple in Kyoto, where the famed monk rested after meditating in Mikurodo Cave.


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June 19, 2024