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Courtly Art: Heian - Muromachi period

"Courtly Art: Heian - Muromachi period"

Japanese Gallery (Honkan) Room 3  February 7, 2017 (Tue) - March 20, 2017 (Mon)

  
Hanging Lantern, Plum and bamboo design in openwork (detail), Excavated at Sen'yoji Temple Site, Chibadera-machi, Chuo-ku, Chiba-shi, Muromachi period, dated 1550 (Important Cultural Property, Gift of Mr. Hatano Yujiro)

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 Legends about Hachiman Dai Bosatsu (Great Bodhisattva Hachiman), Nanbokucho period, 14th century
Narrative Picture Scroll of Stories about Kan Josho (Sugawara no Michizane), Muromachi period, 16th century (Private collection)
Poem on the Hanshu (History of the Han), By Emperor Fushimi, Kamakura period, 13th - 14th century (Important Cultural Property, Lent by Reitoin, Kyoto)
Poem, By Sanjonishi Sanetaka, Muromachi period, dated 1510
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)