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Lacquerware

"Lacquerware"

Japanese Gallery (Honkan) Room 12  January 2, 2017 (Mon) - March 20, 2017 (Mon)

  
Writing Box, Pontoon bridge design in maki-e lacquer, By Hon'ami Koetsu, Edo period, 17th century (National Treasure)

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, Pontoon bridge design in maki-e lacquer, By Hon'ami Koetsu, Edo period, 17th century (National Treasure)
Writing Box, Courtly carriage design in maki-e lacquer, Edo period, 17th century (Important Cultural Property)
Sutra Box, Lotus pond design in maki-e lacquer, Heian period, 12th century (Important Cultural Property, Lent by Kongoji, Osaka)
Tebako (cosmetic box) and Its Contents, Tachibana (citrus) tree design in maki-e lacque, Nanbokucho period, dated 1390 (National Treasure, Lent by Kumanohayatama taisha, Wakayama)
Nested Boxes for Tanto Sword, Chrysanthemum and paulownia crest design in maki-e lacquer, Azuchi-Momoyama period, 16th century (Important Cultural Property, Lent by Honma Museum of Art, Yamagata)