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"Lacquerware"

Honkan Room 12  May 8, 2012 (Tue) - July 22, 2012 (Sun)

  
Writing Box, Pontoon bridge design in maki-e lacquer, By Hon'ami Koetsu, Edo period, 17th century (National Treasure)

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:
Writing Box, Pontoon bridge design in maki-e lacquer, By Hon'ami Koetsu, Edo period, 17th century (National Treasure)
Sake Flask, Paulownia, bamboo and phoenix design in maki-e lacquer, Heian period, 12th century (Important Cultural Property, Lent by Tamukeyama-jinja, Nara)
Tebako (Cosmetic Box), Suminoe seascape design in maki-e lacquer, Kamakura period, dated 1228 (Important Cultural Property, Lent by Rinno-ji, Tochigi)
Raiban (Abbot's seat), Gentian flower roundel design in maki-e lacquer, Kamakura period, 13th century (Important Cultural Property)
Tiered Stand, Scenes from The Tale of Genji in maki-e lacquer and mother-of-pearl inlay, Attributed to Hon'ami Koetsu, Edo period, 17th century (Important Cultural Property)