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Sunday, July 12, 2020


Exhibition Public - Asia

Painted Folding Screens, Byōbu-e — Brilliance of the Japanese Esthetic

Idemitsu Museum of Arts
9th Floor, Teigeki Bldg., 3-1-1,Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku,
Tokyo, Japan
Jul 18, 2020 To Sep 06, 2020


Detail: Byōbu, literally, is a screen to prevent wind from blowing into a room, and its broad painting surface was ideal for painting. The gorgeous painted folding screens colored the lives of the Japanese people and decorated their ceremonial occasions. They became a representative form of Japanese painting that gained popularity outside of Japan as well. This exhibition will feature its appeal and show the phases of its unique development through brilliant examples of yamato-e, genre paintings, and rakuchū rakugai zu (paintings of scenes in and around Kyoto).

Site URL: http://idemitsu-museum.or.jp/en/exhibition

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