Asian Gallery (Toyokan) Room 5 & 13
July 26, 2016 (Tue) - October 23, 2016 (Sun)
As the history of the Silk Road tells us, China was famous as the country of silk. The Chinese people produced textiles and embroidery of sublime beauty from as far back as the Spring and Autumn period and the Warring States period. The timelessly opulent pieces from Shanghai Museum and Tokyo National Museum featured in this exhibition include the large-scale work Tapestry with dragon, eight Buddhist treasures, and arabesque design on display for the first time in Japan and China. Elaborately crafted “textile paintings,” in which famous paintings and calligraphy were reproduced with tapestry and embroidery techniques, are also featured together with exquisitely embroidered court fashions.