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Lacquerware

"Lacquerware"

Japanese Gallery (Honkan) Room 12  July 20, 2016 (Wed) - October 2, 2016 (Sun)

  
Writing Box, Reed and boat design in maki-e lacquer, Attributed to Hon'ami Koetsu (1558-1637), Edo period, 17th century (Important Cultural Property)

Features maki-e works from Heian to Edo period. The exhibit shows the history and beauty of maki-e, a unique lacquerwork method that developed in Japan.

Current exhibition includes:
Writing Box, Scene illustrating a poem known as "[Shio no yama]" in maki-e lacquer, Muromachi period, 15th century (Important Cultural Property)
Writing Box, Reed and boat design in maki-e lacquer,
Attributed to Hon'ami Koetsu (1558-1637), Edo period, 17th century (Important Cultural Property)
Box for Priest's Vestment, Mount Penglai (Horai) design in maki-e lacquer,
Horyuji Treasures Collection, Heian period, 12th century (Important Cultural Property)
Christian Shrine, Flower, tree, bird, and animal design in maki-e lacquer and mother of pearl inlay,
Azuchi-Momoyama - Edo period, 16th-17th century (Important Cultural Property)
Writing Table and Writing Box, Ivy-bound path design in maki-e lacquer,
By Tatsuke Chobei, Edo period, 17th century (Important Cultural Property)

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