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Nezu Museum of Art Special Exhibition "Shogun's Family's Portrait Painting: The Flower of Muromachi Resurrected by Folding Screen Painting"

Period: Nov 3, 2022 - Dec 4
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The culture of the Muromachi period (1336-1573), which should be the origin of modern Japan culture. Located at the center of it is the Muromachi shogunate and Ashikaga Shogun residences in Kyoto. Of particular importance among the buildings that make up the Shogun's House is the building called the Meeting House, where people gathered. The folds of the hall were decorated with paintings by some of the leading painters of our time, but they were all lost and are no longer visible. However, from the literature left behind, we can know what kind of painting title the painting was drawn. It is also possible to imagine restoratively with folding screen paintings that are close in scale and format of the screen to the portrait. In this exhibition, we select the typical subjects of the Ashikaga Shogun's House's Kaisho paintings, collect folding screen paintings produced from the late Muromachi period to the Edo period, and exhibit them in one place, thereby reviving the world of "Shogun family portraits".

Hours10:00 a.m. ~ 5:00 p.m.
(Admission until 30 minutes before closing)
HolidayEvery Monday
AdmissionOnline timed booking
Adults 1500 yen
Students 1200 yen
*200 yen discount for those presenting a disability certificate and accompanying persons, free for junior high school students and younger


Nezu Museum of Art, 6-5-1 Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo
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