Merrymaking under Blossom Trees (detail), By Kano Naganobu, Edo period, 17th century (National Treasure)
Japanese Gallery (Honkan) Room 2
March 14, 2017 (Tue) - April 9, 2017 (Sun)
Depicted on this pair of screens is a scene of cherry blossom viewing by people dressed in garments with the latest designs. Whether it was intended to portray a particular event or setting is unclear. The surrounding trees and curtains, however, create a dramatic effect in which the people performing a folk dance and the ladies watching them appear as though they were on a stage.
Merrymaking under Blossom Trees, By Kano Naganobu, Edo period, 17th century (National Treasure)