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Courtly Art: Heian - Muromachi period

"Courtly Art: Heian - Muromachi period"

Japanese Gallery (Honkan) Room 3  September 18, 2013 (Wed) - October 27, 2013 (Sun)

  
Legend of Tsuchigumo, the Monstrous Spider, Illustrated handscroll, Kamakura period, 14th century (Important Cultural Property)

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:
Legend of Tsuchigumo, the Monstrous Spider, Illustrated handscroll, Kamakura period, 14th century (Important Cultural Property)
Wakan Roei Shu Poetry Anthology Segment, Known as "Masuda", Heian period, 11th century (Important Cultural Property)
The Tale of Genji, Kamakura-Muromachi period, 13th-16th century (Important Cultural Property)
 

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