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Lacquerware

"Lacquerware"

Japanese Gallery (Honkan) Room 12  June 20, 2017 (Tue) - September 24, 2017 (Sun)

  
Saddle, Lion design in mother-of-pearl inlay, Heian-Kamakura period, 12th-13th century (Important Cultural Property, Gift of Mr. Kano Jigoro)

Features maki-e works from Heian to Edo period. The exhibit shows the history and beauty of maki-e, a unique lacquerwork method that developed in Japan.

Current exhibition includes:
Writing Box, Fulling cloth design in maki-e lacquer, Muromachi period, 16th century (Important Cultural Property)   
Saddle, Lion design in mother-of-pearl inlay, Heian-Kamakura period, 12th-13th century (Important Cultural Property, Gift of Mr. Kano Jigoro)
Saddle, Bush clover design in mother-of-pearl inlay, Heian period, 12th century (Important Cultural Property)
Mirror Box, Mount Penglai (Island of immortals) design in maki-e lacquer, Muromachi period, 15th century (Important Cultural Property, Lent by Atsuta Jingu, Aichi)