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Courtly Art: Heian - Muromachi period

"Courtly Art: Heian - Muromachi period"

Japanese Gallery (Honkan) Room 3  November 1, 2016 (Tue) - December 15, 2016 (Thu)

  
Illustrated Scroll of Artisans' Poetry Contest at Tohokuin Temple (detail), 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:
Illustrated Scroll of Artisans' Poetry Contest at Tohokuin Temple, Kamakura period, 14th century (Important Cultural Property)
Water Dropper in Shape of Teapot, Clam design,
Muromachi period, 15th century (Gift of Mr. Watanabe Toyotaro and Mr. Watanabe Masayuki)