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Courtly Art: Heian–Muromachi period

"Courtly Art: Heian–Muromachi period"

Japanese Gallery (Honkan) Room 3  November 14, 2017 (Tue) - December 25, 2017 (Mon)

  
Illustrated Scroll of Legends about the Origin of Seikoji Temple, Vol. 1 (detail), Muromachi period, 15th century (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 Seikoji Temple, Vol. 1, Muromachi period, 15th century (Important Cultural Property)
Detached Segment of Anthology of Poems Composed by Kiyohara no Fukayabu, Known as “Meika kashu gire”,
Attributed to Ki no Tsurayuki, Heian period, 11th century (Important Art Object, Gift of Mr. Matsunaga Yasuzaemon)
Eight-foiled Mirror, Auspicious flower design with bird-shaped knob,
Heian period, 11th–12th century