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National Treasure Gallery: Narrative Picture Scroll of the Chronicle of the Heiji Civil War: The Removal of the Imperial Family to Rokuhara

"National Treasure Gallery: Narrative Picture Scroll of the Chronicle of the Heiji Civil War: The Removal of the Imperial Family to Rokuhara"

Japanese Gallery (Honkan) Room 2  July 13, 2021 (Tue) - August 1, 2021 (Sun)

  
Narrative Picture Scroll of the Chronicle of the Heiji Civil War: The Removal of the Imperial Family to Rokuhara (detail), Kamakura period, 13th century (National Treasure, Gift of Mr. Matsudaira Naoaki)

This picture scroll depicts a scene from the Heiji Rebellion that took place in the mid-12th century. It shows Emperor Nijō escaping from the inner court and fleeing to the Rokuhara residence of the samurai warlord Taira no Kiyomori. The rich expressions of the human figures make it one of the great picture scrolls of the medieval period.

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Designation Name Amount Creation Excavation Period Acquisition Ownership Comment
_MD_RECOMMEND National Treasure Narrative Picture Scroll of the Chronicle of the Heiji Civil War: The Removal of the Imperial Family to Rokuhara Kamakura period, 13th century Gift of Mr. Matsudaira Naoaki, A-9976
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