Furnishings from the Higyosha of the Imperial Palace in Kyoto

"Furnishings from the Higyosha of the Imperial Palace in Kyoto"

Honkan Room 14  October 2, 2018 (Tue) - December 25, 2018 (Tue)

  
Two-tiered Shelf, Design of cranes with pine sprigs in maki-e lacquer and mother-of-pearl inlay, Edo period, 19th century

After being lost to a fire in 960, the Inner Palace of the Kyoto Imperial Palace was reconstructed multiple times over the centuries.
The works presented here–rare furnishings made in classical styles–are from the Higyosha reconstructed in 1855 and provide insight into daily life at the court.