"Courtly Art: Heian - Muromachi period"
Japanese Gallery (Honkan) Room 3 January 2, 2017 (Mon) - February 5, 2017 (Sun)
Fan-shaped Album of the Lotus Sutra, Heian period, 12th century (National Treasure)
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:
Fan-shaped Album of the Lotus Sutra, Heian period, 12th century (National Treasure, On exhibit through January 15, 2017)
Fan Paintings, Artist unknown, Muromachi period, 15th - 16th century
Kokin waka shu Poetry Anthology, Gen’ei Version, Muromachi period, 15th - 16th century (National Treasure, Gift of Mr. Mitsui Takahiro, On exhibit through January 15, 2017)
Segment of Man'yo shu Poetry Anthology, Ranshi Version, By Fujiwara no Korefusa, Heian period, 11th century
Hanging Lantern, Plum and bamboo design in openwork, Excavated at Sen'yoji Temple Site, Chibadera-machi, Chuo-ku, Chiba-shi, Muromachi period, dated 1550 (Important Cultural Property, Gift of Mr. Hatano Yujiro)