"Courtly Art: Heian–Muromachi period"
Japanese Gallery (Honkan) Room 3 January 2, 2018 (Tue) - February 4, 2018 (Sun)
Detached Segment of Frolicking Animals (detail), Heian period, 12th 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:
Detached Segment of Frolicking Animals, Heian period, 12th century (Important Cultural Property)
Kokin wakashu Poetry Anthology, Gen'ei Version, Heian period, 12th century (National Treasure)
Calligraphy album, Nara–Edo period, 8th–17th century (Important Art Object, Private collection)
Mirror with Image of Zao Gongen in Hairline Engraving, Auspicious flower and phoenix pair design, Excavated from Dorogawa, Tenkawa-mura, Yoshino-gun, Nara, Heian period, 12th century