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150th Anniversary Thematic Exhibition
Rediscovered! Tracing the Journeys of Ancient Textiles and the Ōtani Expeditions

  • Image of "Altar Pendants (detail)Dunhuang, China, Found at the Mogao Caves, Dunhuang, China, Ōtani collection, The Cao clan's Guiyi Army period in Dunhuang, 9th–10th century"

    Altar Pendants (detail)
    Dunhuang, China, Found at the Mogao Caves, Dunhuang, China, Ōtani collection, The Cao clan's Guiyi Army period in Dunhuang, 9th–10th century

    Asian Gallery (Toyokan) Room 5
    September 21, 2022 (Wed) - December 4, 2022 (Sun)

    Many of the textiles collected and brought to Japan by the Ōtani expeditions were found in Dunhuang in Gansu Province and in the Xinjiang Autonomous Region in present-day China. Fragments of Buddhist ornamental textiles from Dunhuang and burial clothing from reveal the many textile techniques and designs that traversed the continent.

    During research conducted last year, curators “rediscovered” each textile’s original purpose as well as other details. Visitors are invited to trace the journeys of these textiles along with those of the Ōtani Expeditions while viewing the exhibition.

Pamphlet

150th Anniversary Thematic
Exhibition Rediscovered! Tracing the Journeys of Ancient Textiles and the Ōtani Expeditions

This pamphlet is also available at the information desk in the Toyokan during the exhibition period.
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