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Toyokan was reopened on January 2, 2013. The galleries feature art and artifacts from regions including China, Korea, Southeast Asia, Central Asia, India, and Egypt.

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Toyokan Room 8 will be closed for maintenance work on October 24 - October 31, 2016

 

 


1st floor

  
Chinese Buddhist Sculpture
Room 1  April 12, 2016 (Tue) - April 9, 2017 (Sun)

This section mainly features stone or gilt bronze Buddhist statues from about the 6th to the 8th century. The statues on display present the exquisite form of sculptures from the golden era of Buddhist statues in China.

Current exhibit includes:
Seated Buddha, Sixteen Kingdoms period, 4th century (On exhibit through August 28, 2016; On exhibit from February 28, 2017)
Standing Mahasthamaprapta,
Sui dynasty, 6th century (Important Cultural Property, On exhibit through August 28, 2016; On exhibit from February 28, 2017)
Seated Bodhisattva with One Leg Pendent and Four Attendants,
Northern Qi dynasty, 6th century (On exhibit through August 28, 2016; On exhibit from February 28, 2017)
Standing Bodhisattva,
Tang dynasty, 7th-8th century (Shanghai Museum, On exhibit from August 30, 2016 through February 26, 2017)
Ekadasamukha in a Niche,
Tang dynasty, 8th century (Important Cultural Property, Gift of Mr. Hosokawa Moritatsu)

2nd floor

  
Oasis2 Education Space: Journey Information
Room 2  January 2, 2016 (Sat) - December 23, 2016 (Fri)

Introducing various journeys with images

  
Large Dry Lacquer Vessel
Room 2  April 12, 2016 (Tue) - April 9, 2017 (Sun)

Large Dry Lacquer Vessel, Attributed provenance: Hui County, Henan Province, China, Warring States period, 5th-3rd century BC (Important Art Object, Lent by the OKURA MUSEUM OF ART, Tokyo)

  
Sculptures from India and Gandhara
Room 3  January 2, 2016 (Sat) - June 26, 2016 (Sun)

This part mainly features Buddhist statues from Gandhara (northwestern Pakistan) and Mathura (northern, central India) from the 2nd to the 5th century. The wide variety of sculptures on display is a notable feature.

Current exhibit includes:
Seated Buddha, Kushan dynasty, 2nd-3rd century
Cross-legged Bodhisattva,
Kushan dynasty, 2nd-3rd century (Private collection)
Worshipping of the Bowl and Cross-legged Bodhisattvas,
3rd-4th century (Gift of Ms. Yano Tsuruko)

  
Art of the Western Regions
Room 3  March 8, 2016 (Tue) - May 8, 2016 (Sun)

This part introduces art of the Western Regions (Central Asia) from about the 1st to the 10th century, with a focus on Buddhist art. The highlight of this part is the rich variety of works with high artistic and historical significance.

Current exhibit includes:
Head of Demon, Otani collection, 7th-8th century
Preaching Buddha (Segment),
Kizil Caves, ChinaOtani collection, 7th century
Head of Buddha,
Otani collection, 7th century
Fragment of Halo,
Kumtura Grottoes, ChinaOtani collection, Tang dynasty, 8th century

  
Artifacts from West Asia and Egypt
Room 3  April 12, 2016 (Tue) - July 10, 2016 (Sun)

This part intrduces artifacts from West Asia and Egypt, known as the cradle of the earliest civilization.

Current exhibit includes:
Lid, With designs in inlaid glass, Excavated in Egypt, New Kingdom (18th dynasty), ca. 1550-1292 BC (Gift of Mr. Momose Osamu and Mrs. Momose Fumiko)
Mummy Shroud of Padiinher,
Excavated in lower Egypt, Roman period, ca. 1st century
Copper Foundation Peg with a God's Figurine,
Excavated in southern Iraq, Sumerian Early Dynastic period, 25th-24th century BC
Mummy of Pasherienptah,
Excavated at Thebes, Egypt, 22nd dynasty, ca. 945-730 BC (Gift of Egyptian Department of Antiquities)
Heracles,
Excavated at Hatra, Iraq, Parthian period, 1st-2nd century (Gift of Iraqi Government)
Dish with Humped Bull Design,
Excavated in Iran, Late Hellenistic-Parthian period, second half of 3rd-first half of 1st century BC

3rd floor

  
The Advent of Chinese Civilization
Room 4  April 26, 2016 (Tue) - August 21, 2016 (Sun)

This section focuses on pottery and jade objects from about 3000 BC to AD 200. The items on display present the beauty that ancient Chinese people pursued in the form and color of pottery, as well as the characteristic luster of jade.

Current exhibit includes:
Painted Pottery Short-necked Jar, Excavated in Gansu or Qinghai province, China, Majiayao culture, ca. 2600-2300 BC
Red Pottery Li Cooking Vessel, Excavated at Chifeng, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China, Western Zhou dynasty-Spring and Autumn period, 9th-7th century BC
Oracle Bones, Excavated at Yinxu, Anyang, Henan province, China, Shang dynasty, 13th-11th century BC
Jade Axe, Neolithic period, 3rd millennium BC
Jade Bi OrnamentDragon design, Warring States period-Western Han dynasty, 4th-2nd century BC
Jar in Shape of Duck, Excavated at Chifeng, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China, Western Han dynasty, 1st century BC-1st century AD

 

  
Chinese Bronzes
Room 5  January 2, 2016 (Sat) - May 8, 2016 (Sun)

This part focuses on Chinese bronzes from about 1800 BC to AD 1000. The changing shapes and designs of the bronzes on display provide clues to the thoughts and shifting religious beliefs of ancient Chinese people.

Current exhibit includes:
Sword, Spring and Autumn-Warring States period, 6th-5th century BC
Belt Fitting with Hook,
Warring States-Western Han dynasty, 3rd-2nd century BC
Umbrella Holder,
Warring States-Western Han dynasty, 3rd-2nd century BC
Money Tree,
Excavated in Sichuan province or its vicinity, China, Eastern Han dynasty, 1st-2nd century
Bu Jar, Taotie design,
Shang dynasty, 13th-11th century BC (Gift of Ms. Sakamoto Kiku)

  
Burials in China
Room 5  April 26, 2016 (Tue) - August 21, 2016 (Sun)

This part introduces burial items of tombs from about the 2nd century BC to the 8th century AD. Mingqi are models of various implements and equipment, such as cooking stoves, vehicles including carriages and oxcarts, and even toilets. Tomb figures are models of humans who served a master, such as servants and entertainers. The objects on display present the idealized lifestyle that people of this time entrusted to mingqi and tomb figures.

Current exhibit includes:
Woman, Three-color glaze, Tang dynasty, 8th century (Gift of Mr. Suzuki Eiichi)
Vase with Dragon Handles, Three-color glaze, Tang dynasty, 8th century (Important Cultural Property, Gift of Dr. Yokogawa Tamisuke)

  
Room 5  March 15, 2016 (Tue) - May 15, 2016 (Sun)

This thematic exhibition traces the history of Chinese ceramics from the 6th to the 18th century, focusing on the shapes that are characteristic of each period and decorative techniques such as incising, underglaze blue, and overglaze enamel. Ceramic depictions of animals, for example, seem to be alive with energy and have sharp, smooth shapes like glass or metal. This type of expression is unique to ceramics and the plasticity of their clay. The flowing, three- dimensional incised lines and skilfully painted designs seen on ceramics have also captivated people for ages.
Lastly, we hope this exhibition will allow visitors to enjoy Chinese ceramics from new perspectives.

Current exhibit includes:
Horse, With pigment, Tang dynasty, 8th century (Gift of Ms. Suzuki Makiko)
Bowl, Figure design in underglaze blue,
Jingdezhen ware, China, Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century (Lent by OKURA MUSEUM OF ART)
Ewer, Three-color glaze with dragon and wave design in gold and overglaze enamel,
Jingdezhen ware, China, Ming dynasty, 16th century
Three-legged Incense Burner, Celadon glaze,
Longquan ware, China, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, 13th-14th century (Important Art Object, Lent by OKURA MUSEUM OF ART)

  
Embroidery
Room 5  April 12, 2016 (Tue) - July 24, 2016 (Sun)

In China, embroidery with silk thread and fabric was standard. Specific techniques, the texture of the thread, and the way color was used, however, changed over time, giving embroidery from different historical period unique qualities.
This exhibition shows the beauty and variety of Chinese embroidery, displaying decorative accessories that enriched people’s lives, with a focus on embroidered works from the Ming and Qing dynasties (1369–1912).

Current exhibit includes:
Altar Cloth, With needle-looped embroidery; flowering plant design on patched and multi-colored damask ground, Ming dynasty, 16th century
Gauze Weave with Embroidery, Children and floral arabesque design on red ground,
Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century

  
Oasis6 Education Space: Fortune-telling in Asia
Room 6  January 2, 2016 (Sat) - December 23, 2016 (Fri)

Activity area: Fortune-telling in Asia. Recommended for visitors with children.

4th floor

  
Stone Relief Carvings of China
Room 7  April 12, 2016 (Tue) - April 9, 2017 (Sun)

In the 2nd century BC, Chinese tombs were not simply holes in the ground. They developed to have walls and ceilings, with a structure almost like underground mansions. Tombs also appeared that had shrines built above ground for the bereaved families to perform rituals. Particularly in Shandong province and southern Henan province, sturdy stone was favored for making the tombs and shrines, with the stone surfaces used for carving images. Many of these stone bas-reliefs were created until the second half of the 2nd century in the Eastern Han dynasty.

Current exhibit includes:
Stone Bas-relief, Procession of chariots / Building for ancestral rituals, From Xiaotangshan, Shandong province, China, Eastern Han dynasty, 1st-2nd century
Stone Bas-relief, Toad / Emperor Yu, etc.,
From Xiaotangshan, Shandong province, China, Eastern Han dynasty, 1st-2nd century
Stone Bas-relief, Building / Tinglan and the wooden doll, etc.,
From Xiaotangshan, Shandong province, China, Eastern Han dynasty, 1st-2nd century

  
Chinese Painting: Landscapes
Room 8  April 26, 2016 (Tue) - May 29, 2016 (Sun)

During the Yuan dynasty (1271–1368), a further stage evolved centered on literati painters such as Zhao Mengfu and the Four Masters of late Yuan: Huang Gongwang, Wu Zhen, Ni Zan, and Wang Meng. The trend of literati painting that was established during the Yuan dynasty was then inherited by the Wu school painters of mid-Ming dynasty in the 15th and 16th centuries, namely Shen Zhou and Wen Zhengming. Another group of artists was the Zhe school in the early Ming dynasty, which consisted of professional painters in and outside the court. The Wu and Zhe schools had mutual influence on each other until the end of the Ming dynasty when Dong Qichang appeared, and literati painting flourished. Since then, individualistic styles of landscape painting became significant.
This exhibit features Ming-dynasty court painters including Wang E, as well as professional painters outside the court such as Qiu Ying, and the literati painter Ju Jie, who learned under Wen Zhengming. In addition, works from the Qing dynasty (1636–1912), by the literati Zha Shibiao as well as Tang Dai, a court painter, are on view to present the broad spectrum of Ming to Qing-period landscape painting styles.

Current exhibit includes:
Waves Beating Against the Reef
, Artist unknown, Yuan dynasty, 14th century
Landscape with Pavilions, By Chou Ying, Ming dynasty, 16th century
Mountain Retreat in Early Summer, By Ju Jie, Ming dynasty, dated 1578
Landscape, Attributed to Xia Gui, Southern Song dynasty, 13th century
Landscapes, By Zha Shibiao, Qing dynasty, dated 1674
Landscape, By Tang Dai, Qing dynasty, dated 1700 (Gift of Mr. Takashima Kikujiro)

  
Chinese Calligraphy: The Development of Seal and Clerical Scripts
Room 8  April 12, 2016 (Tue) - May 29, 2016 (Sun)

Around 221 BC, the first Qin-dynasty emperor unified various scripts used during the Spring and Autumn period (770–476 BC) and the Warring States period (476–221 BC) into xiaozhuan, or “small seal script.” The ink rubbing, Inscription on Stone Tablet on Mount Tai, was created when the emperor held a fengchan ceremony on this mountain. Before China was unified under the Qin dynasty, “clerical script” was devised for practical use by simplifying seal script. Moreover, during the Western Han dynasty (206 BC–9 AD), a decorative style called bafen, or “eight-point script,” was developed. Even during and after the Northern and Southern dynasties, when the official script changed from seal to clerical, and then to “standard script,” seal and clerical scripts continued to be used despite changes in their forms. Later, during the Qing dynasty, these two scripts gained attention once again with the rise of epigraphy, or the study of inscribed writings. Visitors are invited to view the transitions of these seemingly arcane and mysterious scripts, which, regardless of the invention of new scripts, remained in use since antiquity.

Current exhibit includes:
Shiguwen Stele Inscription, Warring States period, 5th-4th century BC (Gift of Mr. Takashima Kikujiro)
Inscription on Stele Commemorating the Achievement of a Scholar Named Lou,
Eastern Han dynasty, dated 174 (Gift of Mr. Takashima Kikujiro)
Inscription on Stele Commemorating the Restoration of Xuanmiaoguan Temple Gate in Seal Script,
By Zhao Mengfu, Yuan dynasty, 14th century
Postscript in Clerical Script for Scroll of Poems,
By Wen Zhengming, Ming dynasty, dated 1500 (Gift of Mr. Takashima Kikujiro)
Inscription on Si San Gong Shan Bei Stele,
Eastern Han dynasty, dated 117
Couplet of Seven-character Lines in Clerical Script,
By Yi Bingshou, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century (Gift of Mr. Aoyama San'u)

  
Chinese Literati
Room 8  April 12, 2016 (Tue) - May 29, 2016 (Sun)

Through the objects collected by Nakamura Fusetsu and Takashima Kikujiro, who created global collections from the Meiji and Taisho eras to the Showa era, visitors can glimpse the attraction and depth of Chinese calligraphy.

Current exhibit includes:
Four Characters for Plaque in Clerical Script, By Wu Xizai, Qing dynasty, 19th century (Gift of Mr. Takashima Kikujiro)
Table, Huanghuali wood,
Ming dynasty, 17th century (Lent by the Shanghai Museum)
Armchair, Ceylon ironwood,
Ming dynasty, 17th century (Lent by the Shanghai Museum)

5th floor

  
Chinese Lacquerware
Room 9  April 12, 2016 (Tue) - July 10, 2016 (Sun)

This part introduces the various methods and designs in Chinese lacquerware. Lacquerware is a form of decorative art made by applying lacquer sap on vessels and utensils, a practice which developed widely in China, Japan, Korea, and the Southeast Asian regions, in techniques and designs unique to each area. China, in particular, has a history of lacquerware of as long as 7000 years.

Current exhibit includes:
Rectangular Tray, Flowering plant design in carved black lacquer, Southern Song dynasty, 13th century
Covered Box, Pine, bamboo, and plum tree design in colored lacquer inlay,
Ming dynasty, Xuande era (1426-35)
Covered Box with Pointed Foliate Rim, Black lacquer,
Yuan dynasty, 14th century

  
Decorative Art of the Qing Dynasty
Room 9  April 12, 2016 (Tue) - July 10, 2016 (Sun)

This part introduces the decorative art of the Qing dynasty (1644 - 1912) in China, such as works of jade, cloisonne, glass, and bamboo. The items on display feature the beauty of fine technical skill and the sophisticated atmosphere of Qing-dynasty decorative art.

Current exhibit includes:
You Wine Container, Taotie design, Qing dynasty, 19th century (Gift of Mr. Kamiya Denbei)
Pomegranate, Qing dynasty, 19th century (Gift of Mr. Kamiya Denbei)
 

  
Polished Stone Tools and Metal Tools of Korea
Room 10  April 19, 2016 (Tue) - October 23, 2016 (Sun)

This part highlights Korean polished stone tools and metal objects that had a great influence on Japan's Yayoi culture.

Current exhibit includes:
Crown, Attributed provenance: Gyeongsangnam-do, Korea, Three Kingdoms period (Gaya), 5th century (Important Art Object, Gift of the Ogura Foundation)
Polished Stone Sickle, Excavated at Buyeo, Korea, Bronze Age, 10th-4th century BC (Gift of Mr. Sakenobu Kyokusho)
Bronze Dagger, Excavated at Ochon-ri, Pyongyang, Korea, Early Iron Age, 2nd century BC
Mirror with Two Knobs, Minute pattern design, Attributed provenance: Gyeongsangnam-do, Korea, Early Iron Age-Proto Kingdoms period, 3rd-1st century BC (Important Art Object, Gift of the Ogura Foundation)
Bronze Ornamental Fitting, With animals, Attributed provenance: Gyeongju, Korea, Early Iron Age-Proto Three Kingdoms period, 3rd-1st century BC (Important Art Object, Gift of the Ogura Foundation)
Stone coffin for Jang Chungui, Goryeo dynasty, 12th century

  
The Rises and Falls of Kings in Korea
Room 10  April 19, 2016 (Tue) - October 23, 2016 (Sun)

This part features the prosperity of kings in the Three Kingdoms period (4th century - 676) in Korea, through works including items of metalwork. The diverse designs of the objects are evidence of the prosperity of the kings.

Current exhibit includes:
Gilt Bronze Belt FittingsThree-leaf design in openwork, Excavated at Yongsan, Gyeongsan, Korea, Three Kingdoms period, 4th century
Earring, Three Kingdoms period (Silla), 6th century (Gift of the Ogura Foundation)
HeadgearWith design in openwork, Attributed provenance: Changnyeong, Korea, Three Kingdoms period, 6th century (Important Cultural Property, Gift of the Ogura Foundation)

  
Korean Ceramics
Room 10  April 19, 2016 (Tue) - October 23, 2016 (Sun)

This part introduces Korean ceramics from the Proto-Three Kingdoms period (1st century BC - 3rd century AD) to the Joseon dynasty (1392-1910).

Current exhibit includes:
Four-legged Jar, Attributed provenance: Buyeo, Korea, Three Kingdoms period (Baekje), 6th century (Gift of the Ogura Foundation)
Stemmed Cup with Pendants and Vessels,
Three Kingdoms period (Silla), 6th century (Gift of the Ogura Foundation)
Ewer, Celadon glaze with carved lotus arabesque design,
Goryeo dynasty, 12th century
Box, Celadon glaze with arabesque design in openwork,
Goryeo dynasty, 12th century
Dish, White porcelain,
Joseon dynasty, 15th-16th century (Private collection)
Beveled Jar, White porcelain,
Joseon dynasty, 18th century (Private collection)
Jar, Cloud and dragon design in underglaze iron pigment,
Joseon dynasty, 17th century (Gift of Ms. Shimizu Nobuko)
Transverse Flute,
Unified Silla dynasty, 8th century (Gift of the Ogura Foundation)

  
Buddhist Art of Korea
Room 10  December 8, 2015 (Tue) - May 22, 2016 (Sun)

This part  features the essence of Korean Buddhist art.

Current exhibit includes:
Ridge-end TileDemon face design, Excavated from Wolsong, Gyeongju, Korea, Unified Silla dynasty, 7th-8th century
Octagonal Sarira Casket (Relic container),
Attributed provenance: Gwangyang, Korea, Unified Silla dynasty, 8th-9th century (Important Art Object, Gift of the Ogura Foundation)
Standing Vairocana,
Unified Silla-Goryeo dynasty, 9th-10th century (Gift of the Ogura Foundation)
Seated Bodhisattva with One Leg Pendent,
Three Kingdoms period, 7th century (Gift of the Ogura Foundation)
Glass Ewer,
Attributed provenance: Yeonbaek, Korea, Goryeo dynasty, 11th-12th century (Gift of the Ogura Foundation)
Gong, With year inscription,
By Han Jungseo, Goryeo dynasty, dated 1213

  
Art of the Joseon Dynasty
Room 10  February 16, 2016 (Tue) - May 8, 2016 (Sun)

This part features furnishings, costumes, and accessories from Korea in the Joseon dynasty (1392-1910). While the costumes, furniture, tableware, and stationery each possessed individual beauty, their appeal was enhanced by their placement in living spaces.

Current exhibit includes:
Two-tiered Bandaji (Chest), Joseon dynasty, second half of 19th century
Dallyeong (Government official's court costume),
Joseon dynasty, mid-19th century
Samhoejang Jeogori (Outer garment),
19th-start of 20th century
Water Dropper,
Joseon dynasty, 18th-19th century (Gift of Mr. Tsukagoshi Masa'aki)
Sujeojip (Bag for chopsticks and spoon),
Joseon dynasty, 19th century
Square Bottle,
Joseon dynasty, 19th century (Gift of the Ogura Foundation)

Basement

  
Khmer Sculpture
Room 11  June 30, 2015 (Tue) - May 29, 2016 (Sun)

This section introduces sculptures from Khmer, with a focus on stone statues from the Angkor period (9th-13th century). The Tokyo National Museum collection of Khmer sculptures, which are distinguished in both quality and quantity, was acquired in 1944 through an exchange project with the research institute l'École francaise d'Extrême-Orient.

Current exhibit includes:
Garuda Riding on Naga (Snake deity), Angkor period, 12th-13th century (Acquired through exchange with l'École française d'Extrême-Orient)
Standing Vishnu,
Angkor period, 12th century (Acquired through exchange with l'École française d'Extrême-Orient)
Buddha Seated on Naga (Snake deity),
Angkor period, 12th century (Acquired through exchange with l'École française d'Extrême-Orient)
Standing Lokesvara,
Angkor period, 12th-13th century (Acquired through exchange with l'École française d'Extrême-Orient)
Lintel,
Angkor period, 10th century (Acquired through exchange with l'École française d'Extrême-Orient)

  
Gilt Bronze Statues from Southeast Asia
Room 12  June 30, 2015 (Tue) - May 29, 2016 (Sun)

This part focuses on Southeast Asian gilt bronze statues of gods and Buddhist deities from the 7th to 13th century. The statues are made using the lost-wax casting process, and therefore they have common qualities in their plasticity and smoothness of form.

Current exhibit includes:
Head of Buddha, Sukhothai period, 13th century (Gift of Mr. Miki Sakae)
Head of Crowned Buddha,
Ayutthaya period, 16th-17th century (Gift of Mr. Miki Sakae)
Standing Buddha,
Dvaravati period, 7th-8th century
Finial for a Shaft in the Shape of Naga,
Angkor period, 12th century (Acquired through exchange with l'École française d'Extrême-Orient)

  
Archaeology of India and Southeast Asia
Room 12  April 12, 2016 (Tue) - April 9, 2017 (Sun)

The excavated pottery and metal wares exhibited in this part clearly show the prosperity of cultures with rich regional characteristics in ancient India and Southeast Asia.

Current exhibit includes:
Human-shaped Object, Attributed provenance: Uttar Pradesh, India, Copper Hoard culture, ca. 1500 BC
Ladle with Bird Ornament,
Excavated in northeastern Thailand, ca. 3rd century BC-2nd century AD
Vessel in Shape of Bucket,
Excavated in Vietnam or Southern China, Nanyue dynasty, 2nd century BC
Bronze Drum,
Attributed provenance: northern Thailand, 6th-5th century BC (Lent by Idemitsu Museum of Arts)
Bronze Drum,
Northern Thailand, 15th-17th century (Gift of Prince Damrong, Thailand)

  
Southeast Asian Ceramics
Room 12  December 15, 2015 (Tue) - May 29, 2016 (Sun)

This part introduces the individual styles of ceramics made in Cambodia, Thailand, and Vietnam from the 9th to the 16th century.

Current exhibit includes:
JarIncised pattern design, Excavated at Angkor, Angkor period, 10th-11th century, Acquired through exchange with l'École française d'Extrême-Orient
Elephant-shaped Vessel, Dark brown glaze,
Angkor period, 12th-13th century
Bowl, Fish design in underglaze iron,
15th-16th century (Gift of Dr. Yokogawa Tamisuke)
Water Ewer in Shape of a Kundika, Arabesque design in underglaze blue,
15th-16th century (Private collection)

  
Asian Textiles: Indian Textile
Room 13  April 12, 2016 (Tue) - July 24, 2016 (Sun)

Various textiles and techniques were spread across Asia from India, such as cotton cloth, splashed-pattern dyeing, tie-dyeing and brocades with metal threads. In particular, chintz, which was cotton cloth dyed with floral patterns or legendary images using woodblock printing or hand-drawing, fascinated people around the world and was a major export from the 16th to the 19th century.

Current exhibit includes:
Chintz (Hotoke-de type), Buddhist image design on indigo ground, Southern India, For export to Thailand, 18th-19th century
Carpet, Chintz; poppy design on white ground,
Gujarat, India, 17th century

  
Indian Miniature Paintings
Room 13  April 12, 2016 (Tue) - May 8, 2016 (Sun)

Indian miniature paintings established a uniquely meticulous, colorful, and passionate style, with various painting schools. An appeal of the paintings to viewers is the abundance of elements vividly contained inside each picture, such as myths, music, and nature.

Current exhibit includes:
Mughal Emperor Akbar, 18th century
Emperor Aurangzeb,
Second half of 18th century

  
Ethnic Cultures of Asia: The Sea People of Taiwan: The Traditional Culture of the Tao
Room 13  April 12, 2016 (Tue) - July 10, 2016 (Sun)

Orchid Island is situated off the southeastern coast of the main island of Taiwan. The ethnic group of Tao (Yami) people, who live on this island, are said to have come across the sea from the northern Philippines. This exhibit presents the prayers and wisdom of the Tao people who have lived together with the sea on their isolated island.

Current exhibit includes:
Model of Ship, Orchid Island, Taitung County, Taiwan, Second half of 19th - early 20th century
Miniature Ships,
Orchid Island, Taitung County, Taiwan, Second half of 19th - early 20th century
Necklace,
Orchid Island, Taitung County, Taiwan, Second half of 19th - early 20th century
Armor,
Orchid Island, Taitung County, Taiwan, Second half of 19th - early 20th century (Gift of Mr. Yamato Iwataro)