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Courtly Art: Heian–Muromachi period

"Courtly Art: Heian–Muromachi period "

Honkan Room 3  August 7, 2018 (Tue) - September 17, 2018 (Mon)

Story of Mice,(detail) Artist unknown, Edo period, 18th century

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:
Story of Mice, Artist unknown, Edo period, 18th century
Meigetsu ki (Diary of Fujiwara no Teika) , Entries made in the seventh and eighth months of Tenpuku 1, By Fujiwara no Teika, Kamakura period, dated 1233 (Important Cultural Property)
Waka Poems, By Saionji Sanekane, Kamakura period, 13th century (Important Art Object)