Japanese Gallery (Honkan) Room T1
September 24, 2020 (Thu) - November 23, 2020 (Mon)
During the Heian period (794–1192), skilled calligraphers inscribed decorated paper with poetry, after which it was exchanged as gifts between court nobles. Within extant examples of paper adorned with woodblock-printed patterns, both Chinese and Japanese works remain. Paper was also decorated with clouds, background paintings, and sprinkled gold and silver. In this thematic exhibition you can catch a glimpse of the fierce rivalry between paper makers and calligraphers.