Tray, Hokkaido Ainu, 19th century, Gift of Mr. Tokugawa Yorisada
Japanese Gallery (Honkan) Room 16
May 31, 2022 (Tue) - August 21, 2022 (Sun)
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 and fishing.
Representing a southern culture, decorative art objects from the Ryukyu Kingdom—mainly ceramics and textiles—are also on display in this gallery. The Ryukyu Kingdom developed its unique culture through trade with regions in Asia including China, Japan, the Korean Peninsula, and Southeast Asia.
|Designation||Name||Amount||Creation Excavation||Period||Acquisition Ownership||Comment|
|Highlight||Tray||Hokkaido Ainu||19th century||Gift of Mr. Tokugawa Yorisada, K-27975|
|Highlight||Boots||Sakhalin Ainu||19th century||Gift of Mr. Tokugawa Yorisada, K-27977-1||On exhibit through July 10, 2022|
|Highlight||Long Sheath Knife||Hokkaido Ainu||19th century||Gift of the Hokkaido Project Management Bureau, Ministry of Agriculture and Commerce, K-25833|
|Highlight||Vessel with Handles on the Inside||Found in Novikovo, Korsakovsky, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia||14th–16th century||Gift of Mr. Matsunaga Naotsugu , K-29003|
|Highlight||Spouted Pot for Liquor or Tea with a Plum Tree and Bamboo||Okinawa Main Island; Tsuboya ware||Second Shō dynasty, Ryukyu kingdom, late 18th–19th century||K-25947-2|
|Highlight||Robe with Bamboo, Plum Trees, and Cranes||Okinawa Main Island||Second Shō dynasty, Ryukyu kingdom, 19th century||Gift of Mr. Kamakura Yoshitarō, I-2331||On exhibit through July 10, 2022|
|Highlight||Robe with Flowing Water, Autumn Leaves, Young Pines, and Clouds||Okinawa Main Island||Second Shō dynasty, Ryukyu kingdom, 19th century||I-2830||On exhibit from July 12, 2022|