Tawaraya Sōtatsu (active circa 1600–40) is one of the most influential yet elusive figures in the history of Japanese visual culture. Sōtatsu: Making Waves is the first in-depth examination of this artist in a Western context. The exhibition convenes approximately seventy works, including Sōtatsu masterpieces from Japanese, European, and US collections, as well as later homage works that demonstrate his long-ranging influence.
Sōtatsu: Making Waves is co-organized by the Freer|Sackler and the Japan Foundation. The exhibition is supported by All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd. with special thanks to the Tokyo University of the Arts. Generous support is also provided by the Anne van Biema Endowment Fund.