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The Arts of Daily Life: Azuchi-Momoyama–Edo period

"The Arts of Daily Life: Azuchi-Momoyama–Edo period"

Japanese Gallery (Honkan) Room 8  May 8, 2018 (Tue) - July 22, 2018 (Sun)

  
Writing Box, Design of gabions and plovers in maki-e lacquer, Edo period, 18th century (Gift of Mr. Hirota Matsushige)

The maturing of Japanese culture supported by the military and commoner classes continued throughout the Azuchi-Momoyama and Edo periods. This gallery introduces the craft of interior furnishings and daily utensils that adorned the life of the people during these periods.

Current exhibit includes:
Writing Box, Design of gabions and plovers in maki-e lacquer, Edo period, 18th century (Gift of Mr. Hirota Matsushige)
Kosode (Garment with small wrist openings), Carp, waterfall, and flowering plant design on divided purple and pale blue chirimen crepe ground, Edo period, 19th century (Gift of Mrs. Henry)
Katabira (Unlined summer garment), Design of paulownias and characters from the Kimigayo poem on a light blue ramie ground, Edo period, 19th century
Nail Covers, Design of narcissuses in cloisonné,
Edo period, 17th–18th century
Large Dish, Peony arabesque design in overglaze enamel,
Imari ware, Edo period, 17th century (Gift of Mr. Yamanaka Sadajiro)
Large Dish, Watermill design in underglaze blue, partly with celadon glaze,
Nabeshima ware, Edo period, 17th–18th century (Private collection)