"Courtly Art: Heian - Muromachi period"
Japanese Gallery (Honkan) Room 3 April 25, 2017 (Tue) - May 28, 2017 (Sun)
Illustrated Scroll of Horse Doctors (detail), Kamakura period, dated 1267 (Important Cultural Property)
The courtiers were strongly involved in the arts through the Heian and Muromachi periods, their aesthetic tastes playing a great role in Japanese art history. Literature works such as waka poems and other calligraphy written by courtiers, and e-maki narrative picture scrolls are displayed in this room with decorative art objects.
Current exhibit includes:
Illustrated Scroll of Horse Doctors, Kamakura period, dated 1267 (Important Cultural Property)
Detached Segment of Kokin waka shu Poetry Anthology, Vol. 11, Attributed to Fujiwara no Sari, Heian period, 12th century (Important Art Object)
Eight-foiled Mirror, Auspicious flower and pair of phoenixes design, Heian period, 11th–12th century (Lent by Izusan-jinja, Shizuoka)