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The Arts of Daily Life: Azuchi-Momoyama - Edo period

"The Arts of Daily Life: Azuchi-Momoyama - Edo period"

Japanese Gallery (Honkan) Room 8  October 25, 2016 (Tue) - January 29, 2017 (Sun)

  
Writing Box, Flock of cranes design in maki-e lacquer, Edo period, 18th century (Gift of Mr. Matsunaga Yasuzaemon)

The maturing of Japanese culture supported by the military and commoner classes continued throughout the Azuchi-Momoyama and Edo periods. This gallery introduces the craft of interior furnishings and daily utensils that adorned the life of the people during these periods.

Current exhibit includes:
Writing Box, Flock of cranes design in maki-e lacquer, Edo period, 18th century (Gift of Mr. Matsunaga Yasuzaemon)
Kosode (Garment with small wrist openings), Stream, flowering plant, house, and insect cage design on purple and yellowish-green tussah silk chirimen crepe ground, Edo period, 19th century
Yogi Bedspread, Mandarin orange and plum design on green crepe, Edo period, 19th century
Tea Kettle, Pine, bamboo, and plum design, Ashiya ware, Shinnari type, Azuchi - Momoyama - Edo period, 16th - 17th century (Lent by the Sato Artcraft Research and Scholarship Foundation)
Large Dish, Partial celadon glaze, treasure design in underglaze blue, Nabeshima ware, Edo period, 17th - 18th century (Lent by the OKURA MUSEUM OF ART, Tokyo)
Large Bowl, Snow-covered bamboo design in iron pigment, By Nin'nami Dohachi, Edo period, 19th century
Large Incense Burner, Juro (god of longevity) design, Sangama ware, By Nin'ami Dohachi, Edo period, dated 1843 (Gift of Mr. Ogura Yasuyuki)