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Lacquerware

"Lacquerware"

Honkan Room 12  October 2, 2018 (Tue) - December 25, 2018 (Tue)

  
Sutra Box, Dragon coiled around sword design in maki-e lacquer, Heian period, 12th century (National Treasure, Lent by Taimadera temple, Okuno'in, Nara)

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:
Mirror Box, Mount Penglai (Island of immortals) design in maki-e lacquer, Muromachi period, 15th century (Important Cultural Property, Lent by Atsuta Jingu shrine, Aichi)
Sutra Box, Dragon coiled around sword design in maki-e lacquer, Heian period, 12th century (National Treasure, Lent by Taimadera temple, Okuno'in, Nara)
Sutra Box with Inner Tray, Tray: Sakyamuni and the sixteen guardians of the Great Wisdom Sutra design in maki-e lacquer; box: lotus pond design in maki-e lacquer, Heian period, dated 1175 (Important Cultural Property, Lent by Nanatsu-dera temple, Aichi)
Tebako (Cosmetic box) and Contents, Paulownia design in maki-e lacquer, Donated to the shrine in Nanbokucho period, 1390 (National Treasure, Lent by Kumano-hayatama Taisha shrine, Wakayama)