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Courtly Art: Heian–Muromachi period

"Courtly Art: Heian–Muromachi period"

Japanese Gallery (Honkan) Room 3  October 3, 2017 (Tue) - November 12, 2017 (Sun)

  
Illustrated Scroll of Legends about the Origin of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Vol. 2 (detail), Illustrated by Tosa Mitsunobu; text by Sanjo Saneka, Kanroji Motonaga, and others, Muromachi period, dated 1517 (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 Legends about the Origin of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Vol. 2, Illustrated by Tosa Mitsunobu; text by Sanjo Saneka, Kanroji Motonaga, and others, Muromachi period, dated 1517 (Important Cultural Property)
Detached Segment of Kokin waka shu Poetry Anthology, Vol. 4, Handscroll version, Attributed to Minamoto no Toshiyori, Heian period, 11th century (Important Art Object, Private collection)
Eight-foiled Mirror, Auspicious flower design with bird-shaped knob, Heian period, 11th–12th century