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Lacquerware

"Lacquerware"

Honkan Room 12  July 3, 2018 (Tue) - September 30, 2018 (Sun)

  
Writing Box, Courtly carriage design in maki-e lacquer, Edo period, 17th century (Important Cultural Property)

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:
Saddle, Lion design in mother-of-pearl inlay, Heian-Kamakura period, 12th–13th century (Important Cultural Property, Gift of Mr. Kano Jigoro)
Writing Box, Courtly carriage design in
maki-e lacquer, Edo period, 17th century (Important Cultural Property)
Tebako (Cosmetic box) and Its Contents, Tachibana (citrus) tree design in maki-e lacquer, Nanbokucho period, dated 1390 (National Treasure, Lent by Kumanohayatama taisha, Wakayama)