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Courtly Art: Heian–Muromachi period

"Courtly Art: Heian–Muromachi period "

Honkan Room 3  September 19, 2018 (Wed) - October 28, 2018 (Sun)

  
Poetry Contest between Poets of Different Periods, Tameie Version (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:
Poetry Contest between Poets of Different Periods, Tameie Version, Kamakura period, 14th century (Important Cultural Property)
Record of Poetry Contest at Sumiyoshi Shrine,
Attributed to Saigyo, Heian period, 12th century (Important Cultural Property, Lent by the Agency for Cultural Affairs)