“Sliding Doors of the Kano School - Rokuro Hara Collection”

Hara Museum Arc (Gunma)

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The sliding door paintings of the former Nikkoin Temple of Miidera Temple, sub-temple of Onjo-ji Temple, Otsu, Shiga prefecture, decorated every room of the grand hall in ink drawings of the Kano school. In 1892 Rokuro Hara bought the Nikkoin Temple and reconstructed it near his home in Shinagawa, later to be donated to Gokokuji Temple and now known as the Gekko-den (Important Cultural Property). But the sliding doors of this temple were retained and preserved as part of the Rokuro Hara Collection. This exhibition provides a special exposition of the “Orchid”, “Tiger” and “Birds and Flowers” depictions of these screens in a space designed to replicate that of its original construction.
Venue: Kankai Pavilion Special Exhibition Room
[Image: Eitoku Kano “Tiger Illustration” (Momoyama Period)]

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from March 15, 2014 to May 28, 2014
Closed on Thursdays(Open on 3/27, 5/1)

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