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Records of History: The Japanese word hinagata

"Records of History: The Japanese word hinagata"

Honkan Room 15  April 18, 2017 (Tue) - June 11, 2017 (Sun)

  
Models of Traditional Sweets (detail), Edo period, 19th century (Gift of Mr. Sakakibara Yoshino)

The Japanese word hinagata denotes miniature reproductions, prototypes, formats, or models of style or form. This exhibition introduces the world of hinagata through illustrious varieties, including models for popular designs of the time, and representations of traditional artistic techniques.

Current exhibit includes:
Model of Hiunkaku (Flying cloud pavilion), Edo period, 19th century
Miniature Models of Inuoumono (Dog chasing) of the Takeda School, Edo period, 19th century (Gift of Mr. Tokugawa Muneyoshi)
Reproduction of Heike Nokyo Sutra,  By Chomei Anshun and others Original: Itsukushima Shrine, Dated 1882-84, Original: Heian period, dated 1164