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Courtly Art: Heian - Muromachi period

"Courtly Art: Heian - Muromachi period"

Japanese Gallery (Honkan) Room 3  September 21, 2016 (Wed) - October 30, 2016 (Sun)

  
Okikaze shu Poetry Anthology Segment, Known as ”Meika kashu gire” (detail), Attributed to Ki no Tsurayuki, Heian period, 11th century (Gift of Mrs. Morita Chikka)

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:
Takekurabe soshi (Story about a poetry contest), Muromachi period, 15th century
Okikaze shu
Poetry Anthology Segment, Known as ”Meika kashu gire”, Attributed to Ki no Tsurayuki, Heian period, 11th century (Gift of Mrs. Morita Chikka)
Water Dropper in Shape of Teapot, Clam design,
Muromachi period, 15th century (Gift of Mr. Watanabe Toyotaro and Mr. Watanabe Masayuki)