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Lacquerware

"Lacquerware" Upcoming

Honkan Room 12  January 2, 2018 (Tue) - April 8, 2018 (Sun)

  
Writing Box, Scene illustrating a poem known as "Shio no yama" in maki-e lacquer, Muromachi period, 15th century (Important Cultural Property)

Features maki-e works from Heian to Edo period. The exhibit shows the history and beauty of maki-e, a unique lacquerwork method that developed in Japan.

Current exhibition includes:
Tebako (Cosmetic box), Scattered fan design in maki-e lacquer, Kamakura-Nanbokucho period, 14th century (Important Cultural Property, Lent by the OKURA MUSEUM OF ART, Tokyo)
Writing Box, Reed and boat design in maki-e lacquer, Attributed to Hon'ami Koetsu, Edo period, 17th century (Important Cultural Property)
Box for Priest's Vestment, Mount Penglai (Horai) design in maki-e lacquer, Horyuji Treasures Collection, Heian period, 12th century (Important Cultural Property)
Writing Box, Scene illustrating a poem known as "Shio no yama" in maki-e lacquer, Muromachi period, 15th century (Important Cultural Property)
Red-lacquered Oshiki (plate) and Keisu (cup stand), Muromachi period, dated 1457 (Important Cultural Property, Lent by the Masumida Shrine, Aichi)
Red-lacquered Lobed Tray, Muromachi period, dated 1455 (Important Cultural Property, Lent by the Tokiwayama Bunko Foundation, Tokyo)
Red-lacquered Tray with Three Legs, Nanbokucho period, dated 1379 (Important Cultural Property, Lent by Hotsumisakiji, Kochi)