"National Treasure, Choju-Jinbutsu-Giga Emaki" Exhibition

Suntory Museum of Art

poster for "National Treasure, Choju-Jinbutsu-Giga Emaki" Exhibition

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Japanese antique art often gives the impression of being difficult to understand. Within this field, the four scrolls titled "Choju-Giga" (short for Choju-Jinbutsu-Giga and meaning Frolicking Animals and Figures) have been well known as works that viewers of all ages can enjoy. The scrolls, depicting animals dancing and jumping around with various expressions, have been highly acclaimed as masterpieces of Japanese painting history and also attract attention as the origins of Japanese manga and character culture. The scrolls that are usually held by Kosanji Monastery in Kyoto's Togano-o district will be gathered and displayed with existing fragments and copies from other locations to reveal the entire picture of the "Choju-Giga" in this exhibition to explore the essence of Japanese culture through the "Choju-Giga" legacy.

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[Image: National Treasure Choju-Jinbutsu-Giga emaki (Kou kan) Part of piece, Heian period, Kosan-ji Temple]



From 2007-11-03 To 2007-12-16



ryuichie: (2007-11-18 at 11:11)


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