Japanese Gallery (Honkan) Room 2
August 30, 2022 (Tue) - September 25, 2022 (Sun)
Tokyo National Museum is celebrating its 150th anniversary. During its long history, the Museum accumulated an extensive collection, including many artworks of great artistic or historical value. Not all these works, however, are designated as National Treasures or Important Cultural Properties. From among these works, our curators have selected what they consider "Future National Treasures" for display in this gallery in 2022.
Edo period, 18th century
Goshun studied haikai poetry and painting under Yosa Buson before later establishing the Shijō school, a group steeped in the painting traditions of Maruyama Ōkyo. Both screens here portray farmers and men of noble character strolling through mountains. Goshun has skillfully utilized the smooth, glossy qualities of high-grade nume satin to depict an autumnal scene swathed in gentle light.