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Lacquerware

"Lacquerware"

Japanese Gallery (Honkan) Room 12  January 2, 2019 (Wed) - March 31, 2019 (Sun)

  
Tebako (Cosmetic box), Design of wheels-in-stream in maki-e lacquer and mother-of-pearl inlay, Heian period, 12th century (National Treasure)

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:
Tebako (Cosmetic box), Design of wheels-in-stream in maki-e lacquer and mother-of-pearl inlay, Heian period, 12th century (National Treasure)
Writing Box, Design of bugaku dance in maki-e lacquer, Attributed to Hon'ami Koetsu, Edo period, 17th century (Important Cultural Property)
Saddle, Design of bush clover in mother-of-pearl inlay, Heian period, 12th century (Important Cultural Property)
Tebako (Cosmetic box) and Contents, Plum design in maki-e lacquer, Kamakura period, 13th century (National Treasure, Lent by Mishima Taisha, Shizuoka)
 

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