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Special New-year Exhibition

  • Image of "Pine Trees (detail), By Hasegawa Tohaku, Azuchi-Momoyama period, 16th century (National Treasure)"

    Pine Trees (detail), By Hasegawa Tohaku, Azuchi-Momoyama period, 16th century (National Treasure)

    Japanese Gallery (Honkan)
    January 2, 2014 (Thu) - January 13, 2014 (Mon)

    To show our appreciation to everyone who has supported the museum, we are holding an exhibition of selected masterpieces from our collection.
    These stunning works form an exhibition equal in quality to one of our “Special Exhibitions”.
    Do not miss it!

Pine Trees

By Hasegawa Tohaku, Azuchi-Momoyama period, 16th century (National Treasure)
Room 2, Honkan
January 2 - 26, 2014

Chinese Landscape

By Ikeno Taiga, Edo period, 18th century (Gift of Mr. Dan Ino, National Treasure)
Room 7, Honkan
January 2 - 13, 2014

This work depicts scenic places of China, featuring the pavilions Yuelanglou on the right screen and Zuiwengting on the left screen. Taiga based this piece on an album of paintings from Qing-dynasty China. By enlarging the pavilions and figures, as well as applying vivid colors such as ultramarine and vermillion on the garments, the life of the literati is emphasized on the golden screens.



国宝 破墨山水図By Sesshu Toyo; inscriptions by Sesshu Toyo and six monks
Muromachi period, dated 1495 (National Treasure)      
Room 3, Honkan
January 2 - 13, 2014

Sesshu is one of the representative ink painters of the Muromachi period (1392-1573). When he was 48 years old, he traveled with official Japanese envoys to Ming-dynasty China. The inscription above this painting, written when Sesshu was 76, is in an autobiographical style and says that he learned painting methods from Li Zai and Zhang Yousheng in China, and that he painted this work in response to his disciple Soen's request.








Man'yo Shu Poetry Anthology,Genryaku version Vol.9, Vol.20

万葉集(元暦校本) 巻第九 万葉集(元暦校本) 巻第二十
Heian period, 11th century (National Treasure) 
Room 3, Honkan
January 2 - 13, 2014


Poem Known as "Kumano Kaishi"

重要文化財 熊野懷紙
By Asukai Masatsune, Kamakura period, dated 1200 (Important Cultural Property)
Room 4, Honkan
January 2 - 13, 2014


Waka Poems Composed during the Imperial Visit to Jurakudai Castle

By Karasumaru Mitsuhiro, Edo period, 17th century
Room 8, Honkan
January 2 - 13, 2014

Jurakudai, the castle style residence that demonstrated Toyotomi Hideyoshi's great power, was completed in 1586 (Tensho 14). Two years later, Emperor Goyozei visited the castle and a waka poetry party was held. This scroll contains the waka poems from this party that was written by Karasumaru Mitsuhiro, a poet and calligrapher, in his later years. His free and bold brush work showing his unique rhythm is one of the features of this calligraphy.

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January 2, 2014 (Thu) - January 26, 2014 (Sun)   9:30 - 17:00 (last admission at 16:30)