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New Year's Celebration at the Tokyo National Museum: The Year of the Horse

New Year’s Celebration at the Tokyo National Museum: The Year of the Horse / Japanese Gallery (Honkan) Room T1 & T2   January 2, 2014 (Thu) - January 26, 2014 (Sun)

  
Horse Training, By Hasegawa Tohaku, Azuchi-Momoyama period, 16th century (Important Cultural Property)

As 2014 is the year of the horse, this exhibition displays artworks and decorative art objects featuring horse-themed designs, as well as excellent examples of horse equipment. Tokyo National Museum wishes all its visitors a happy and prosperous year.

Room T1 in this exhibition displays items such as equestrian equipment excavated from burial mounds, Buddhist paintings depicting horses, statues of deities and Buddhist figures with the heads of horses, as well as a Tang-dynasty pottery horse from China with three-color glaze.

Room T2 in this exhibition displays horse-themed works of art and decorative art. These works include a Hasegawa Tohaku screen painting, a saddle and stirrups reportedly used by the 16th-century warlord Toyotomi Hideyoshi, and decorative art objects with horse designs.

Major works in this exhibition
* Works listed below are in the TNM Collection unless otherwise indicated.
Sixteen Arhats: Fifth Arhat, Heian period, 11th century (National Treasure)
Standing Junishinsho (Twelve Heavenly Generals): Goshin (Horse General), Kamakura period, 12th - 13th century (Important Cultural Property, Lent by Sogenji, Kanagawa)
Horse Bit, With ring cheekplates, Excavated from Etafunayama tumulus, Nagomi-machi, Kumamoto, Kofun period, 5th - 6th century (National Treasure)
Stirrups, Excavated from Etafunayama tumulus, Nagomi-machi, Kumamoto, Kofun period, 5th - 6th century (National Treasure)
Horse Training, By Hasegawa Tohaku, Azuchi-Momoyama period, 16th century (Important Cultural Property)
Horse Stable, Muromachi period, 16th century (Important Cultural Property, Gift of Mr. Okazaki Masaya)
Portrait Traditionally Identified as Nawa Nagatoshi, By Hasegawa Tohaku, Azuchi-Momoyama period, 16th century (Important Cultural Property)
Saddle, Lion design in mother-of-pearl inlay, Heian-Kamakura period, 12th - 13th century (Important Cultural Property, Gift of Mr. Kano Jigoro)
Stirrups, Reed design in maki-e lacquer, Azuchi-Momoyama period, 16th century (Important Cultural Property, Gift of Mr. Hisamatsu Sadanori)
Saddle and Stirrups, Reed design in maki-e lacquer, Azuchi-Momoyama period, 16th century (Important Cultural Property, Gift of Mr. Hisamatsu Sadanori)

Related Events

<Lectures>   Horses in Art
Heiseikan Auditorium  January 18, 2014 (Sat)   13:30 - 15:00   RESERVE_DAY
<Gallery Talks>   Horse Saddles and Lacquer Art
Japanese Gallery (Honkan) Room T2  January 21, 2014 (Tue)   14:00 - 14:30   RESERVE_DAY
January 2, 2014 (Thu) - January 26, 2014 (Sun)   9:30 - 17:00 (last admission at 16:30)  

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