Rikai (Understanding)


Opening night

Friday, 24 February 2017


On show

Until 9 April 2017

Gallery hours

10am – 4pm

Thursday – Monday


Japanese Art in Collie

Rikai (understanding) is a unique collection of woodblock prints by renowned master printmaker Hiroshi Tomihari (b. 1936). Named as a Japanese ‘National Treasure’, Tomihari specialises in a style of printmaking known as modern Moku Hanga. Repetitive rhythmic contours that allude to the female form or a single standing female figure often feature in Tomihari’s compositions. Recognisable landmarks and wildlife are also popular motifs. Tuart trees, kangaroos, Wave Rock or the Perth city skyline reflect his many visits to Australia. 

On loan courtesy of the City of Busselton and the Busselton and Sugito Sister Cities Association.

Exhibition on show 10am-4pm, Thursdays-Mondays, 25 February – 8 April 2017.

Included in the show are gorgeous kimonos, bonsai trees, and other Japanese memorabilia.