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Courtly Art: Heian–Muromachi period

"Courtly Art: Heian–Muromachi period"

Japanese Gallery (Honkan) Room 3  April 24, 2018 (Tue) - May 27, 2018 (Sun)

  
Illustrated Scroll of Story about Tsuchigumo, the Monstrous Spider (detail), Kamakura period, 14th 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 displayed in this room with decorative art objects.

Current exhibit includes:
Illustrated Scroll of Story about Tsuchigumo, the Monstrous Spider, Kamakura period, 14th century (Important Cultural Property)
Anthology of Poems Composed by Fujiwara no Toshiyuki and Minamoto no Muneyuki, Attributed to Fujiwara no Teika, Heian period, 12th century (Important Art Object, Lent by Tokushu Tokai Paper Co., Ltd., Tokyo)
Segment of Anthology of Poems Composed by Minamoto no Michinari, Attributed to Fujiwara no Tadaie, Heian period, 12th century (Important Art Object)
Kokin shu Poetry Anthology, Continued, Nanbokucho period, 14th century (Important Cultural Property, Private collection)