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Courtly Art: Heian to Muromachi Periods (8c-16c)

"Courtly Art: Heian to Muromachi Periods (8c-16c)"

Japanese Gallery (Honkan) Room 3  November 22, 2005 (Tue) - December 25, 2005 (Sun)

The courtiers were strongly involved in the arts through the Heian and Muromachi periods, their aesthetic tastes playing a great role in Japanese art history. Literature works such as waka poems and other calligraphy written by courtiers, and e-maki narrative picture scrolls are displayed in this room with decorative art objects.
Current exhibit includes:
Fragment of Poem Anthology "Kokin Waka Shu", Attributed to Minamoto no Toshiyori, Heian period, 12th century (Gift of Mr. Uemura Wado)
Konkomyo-kyo (Suvarnaprabhasottamaraja Sutra), Known as "Menashi-kyo" ("blind sutra", due to the lack of details on the faces, Kamakura period, 12th century (Important Cultural Property, Private collection)
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