The Age of Maki-e - The Kōdaiji Style and the Birth of the Master Artisans

Miho Museum

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The early modern period can be called the age of maki-e. In the Azuchi-Momoyama period (1573-1603), as the turbulent times came to an end, powerful warlords built castles, mansions, temples, and shrines. In the Middle Ages, the scope of maki-e was limited to vessels for temples and shrines and furnishings for the nobility, but in the early modern period, the scope of maki-e expanded greatly. As society stabilized and economic power increased, maki-e became popular among a wider range of people.

This exhibition focuses on maki-e works from the early modern period to the first half of the Edo period (1603-1868), a period in which maki-e developed and deepened greatly, beginning with the maki-e works of Kodaiji Temple.

The exhibition features 24 masterpieces of the Igarashi School, including those designated as Important Cultural Properties and Cultural Properties of Ishikawa Prefecture.

*Advance reservations are required for admission.
Venue: North Hall

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from July 17, 2021 to August 22, 2021

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