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Courtly Art: Heian - Muromachi period

"Courtly Art: Heian - Muromachi period"

Japanese Gallery (Honkan) Room 3  March 22, 2017 (Wed) - April 23, 2017 (Sun)

Genre Scenes of the Twelve Months(detail), Muromachi period, 16th century

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:
Genre Scenes of the Twelve Months, Muromachi period, 16th century
Record of poem contests held by Tsunehira no Daini, Attributed to Fujiwara no Toshitada, Heian period, 12th century (Important Cultural Property)
Record of Poem Contest Held in Emperor's Palace in 960, Attributed to Fujiwara no Tadaie, Heian period, 12th century (Gift of Mr. Tanaka Shinbi, Important Cultural Property)
Hanging Lantern, Plum and bamboo design in openwork, Excavated at Sen'yoji Temple Site, Chibadera-machi, Chuo-ku, Chiba-shi, Muromachi period, dated 1550 (Gift of Mr. Hatano Yujiro, Important Cultural Property)

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