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Daily Tools of the Ainu and Decorative Art Objects of Ryūkyū

"Daily Tools of the Ainu and Decorative Art Objects of Ryūkyū"

Japanese Gallery (Honkan) Room 16  June 22, 2021 (Tue) - September 12, 2021 (Sun)

  
Squid Fishing Tackle, Hokkaidō Ainu, 19th century (Transferred from the Bureau for the Vienna World Exposition)

Stretching from north to south, the Japanese archipelago is home to diverse cultures that have flourished in its rich natural environments. Representing such cultures from northern Japan, this gallery is currently displaying tools that the Ainu people used daily for subsistence activities, such as hunting, fishing, and farming.

Representing a southern culture, decorative art objects from the Ryūkyū Kingdom—mainly lacquerware and textiles—are also on display in this gallery. The Ryūkyū Kingdom developed its unique culture through trade with regions in Asia including China, Japan, the Korean Peninsula, and Southeast Asia.

Major Work(s) on Exhibit 8 results

Daily Tools of the Ainu

Designation Name Amount Creation Excavation Period Acquisition Ownership Comment
_MD_RECOMMEND Beater Hokkaidō Ainu 19th century K-27484
_MD_RECOMMEND Knife with Sheath Hokkaidō Ainu 19th century Gift of the Hokkaidō Project Management Bureau, Ministry of Agriculture and Commerce, K-25680
_MD_RECOMMEND Squid Fishing Tackle Hokkaidō Ainu 19th century Transferred from the Bureau for the Vienna World Exposition, K-25785-1
_MD_RECOMMEND Coat Sakhalin Ainu 19th century Gift of Mr. Tokugawa Yorisada, K-27879 On exhibit through August 1, 2021

Decorative Art Objects of Ryūkyū

Designation Name Amount Creation Excavation Period Acquisition Ownership Comment
_MD_RECOMMEND Writing and Paper Boxes with Pavilions and Figures Possibly Okinawa Main Island Second Shō dynasty, Ryūkyū kingdom, 19th century Gift of Mr. Ishiguro Hisayoshi, H-4470 On exhibit through August 1, 2021
_MD_RECOMMEND Quiver with Grapes and Squirrels Okinawa Main Island Second Shō dynasty, Ryūkyū kingdom, 19th century H-547 On exhibit from August 3, 2021
_MD_RECOMMEND Robe with Chrysanthemums, Peonies, Clouds, and Long-Tailed Birds Okinawa Main Island Second Shō dynasty, Ryūkyū kingdom, 19th century I-3482 On exhibit through August 1, 2021
_MD_RECOMMEND Ceremonial Garment for a Man of High Social Standing Amami Ōshima Island Second Shō dynasty, Ryūkyū kingdom, 19th century Gift of Ms. Yamato Ryōko, K-39091 On exhibit from August 3, 2021
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