Japanese Gallery (Honkan) Room 2
February 28, 2023 (Tue) - April 9, 2023 (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.
Part of the Sutras Dedicated by the Heike Clan (Copy)
Copied by Tanaka Shinbi, Taishō era, 20th century; original: Heian period, 1164, Original owned by Itsukushima Shrine
The original Sutras Dedicated by the Heike Clan comprise thirty-three scrolls inscribed with Buddhist scriptures. These scrolls were dedicated by the samurai warlord Taira no Kiyomori(1118–1181) to Itsukushima Shrine. Lavishly decorated on both sides, the scrolls were meticulously reproduced between 1920 and 1925 by the art historian and artist, Tanaka Shinbi(1875–1975).