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Developments in Painting and Calligraphy: Azuchi-Momoyama - Edo period

"Developments in Painting and Calligraphy: Azuchi-Momoyama - Edo period"

Japanese Gallery (Honkan) Room 8  August 9, 2016 (Tue) - September 19, 2016 (Mon)

  
Plaque (detail), By Saigo Takamori, Edo period- Meiji era, 19th century (Gift of Mr. Saigo Tsugunori)

This gallery introduces the dynamic and multi-faceted world of paintings and calligraphy from the Azuchi-Momoyama to the Edo period.

Current exhibit includes:
Scene from the Sekiya Chapter of The Tale of Genji, By Tawaraya Sotatsu; inscription by Karasumaru Mitsuhiro, Edo period, 17th century (Important Cultural Property)
Saigyo Monogatari Emaki (Narrative picture scroll of the priest-poet Saigyo),
Calligraphy by Karasumaru Mitsuhiro; painting by Tawaraya Sotatsu, Edo period, 17th century (Important Cultural Property)
Plaque,
By Saigo Takamori, Edo period- Meiji era, 19th century (Gift of Mr. Saigo Jutok)