Japanese Gallery (Honkan) Room 14
November 21, 2023 (Tue) - January 14, 2024 (Sun)
This exhibition presents theatrical masks for Noh and kyōgen ― Japanese traditional performing arts. They were owned by the Maeda, a samurai clan that ruled Daishōji Domain, a branch domain of Kaga Domain, in present-day Ishikawa Prefecture.
Many collections of Noh items that belonged to other samurai clans were dispersed over time. However, the Maeda collection has remained largely intact, which makes it extremely valuable. The collection comprises 123 Noh masks and 43 kyōgen masks, as well as Noh costumes. In this exhibition, visitors can also glimpse the links that the Maeda clan had with Kaga Domain and artistic schools that Kaga Domain patronized.