New Year’s Sketches
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Japanese traditionally celebrate the New Year and other seasonal festivals by decorating their homes with auspicious symbols as talismans of good fortune. In this exhibition, the Kankai Pavilion displays paintings and crafts that feature auspicious imagery used in Japan since ancient days to signify good fortune in the coming year. Birds on a branch, pine trees, the rising sun and the crane are some of the images rich in symbolism that you will find depicted in scroll paintings, folding screens, and other items from the Hara Rokuro Collection, accompanied by selected works of contemporary art.
Venue: Kankai Pavilion Special Exhibition Room
[Image: Wild horses and horsemen (part of paintings used for wallpaper and sliding doors at Nikko-in guest hall in Miidera temple) (detail), Kano school, Momoyama - Edo period]