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Storytelling in Japanese Art
November 19, 2011–May 6, 2012
Selected Artworks (1-85 of 85 Results)
北野天神縁起絵巻
Illustrated Legends of the Kitano Tenjin Shrine (Kitano Tenjin engi emaki)
Date: late 13th century
Medium: Set of five handscrolls; ink, color, and cut gold on paper
Accession Number: 25.224a–e
Scene from The Legend of Kitano Tenjin Engi
Date: 1277
Medium: Fragment of a handscroll mounted as a hanging scroll; ink and color on paper
High-Footed Bowl
Date: early 17th century
Medium: Negoro ware; red lacquer on black lacquer
Accession Number: L.1996.47.66
Pair of Candlesticks
Date: 16th century
Medium: Negoro ware, red lacquer
Accession Number: L.1996.47.72
Portrait of En no Gyōja
Attributed to Jakusai
(Japanese)
Date: late 14th–15th century
Medium: Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk
Accession Number: 29.100.442
Zaō Gongen
Date: 14th century
Medium: Wood, gilt bronze, colored beads, and crystal
Accession Number: 2002.446a–c
The Tale of En no Gyōja
Date: end of the 17th century
Medium: Handscroll; ink and color on paper
Scene from The History of Jin'ōji Temple
Date: 14th century
Medium: Fragment of a handscroll mounted as a hanging scroll; ink and color on paper
熊野曼茶羅圖
Kumano Shrine Mandala
Unidentified Artist
Date: early 14th century
Medium: Hanging scroll; ink, color, and gold on silk
Accession Number: 2006.521
蔵王権現立像
Zaō Gongen
Date: 11th century
Medium: Gilt bronze with incised decoration
Accession Number: 1975.268.155
The Legend of the Origin of the Kumano Shrine
Date: second half of the 17th century
Medium: Three handscrolls; ink, color, and gold on paper
Plaque with Image of the Deity Zaō Gongen
Date: 11th–12th century
Medium: Bronze
Accession Number: 1975.268.156
The Great Woven Cap (Taishokan)
Text by Asakura Jūken
(Japanese, active mid-17th century)
Date: first half of 17th century
Medium: Set of three handscrolls; ink, color, and gold on paper
The Great Woven Cap (Taishokkan)
Date: 17th century
Medium: Three handscrolls; ink, color, and gold on pape
The Great Woven Cap
Date: second half of the 17th century
Medium: Three books; ink and color on paper
The Tale of Urashima Tarō
Asakura Jūken
(Japanese, active mid-17th century)
Date: late 17th or early 18th century
Medium: Handscroll; ink, color, and gold on paper
Storage Case (Karabitsu)
Date: 1422
Medium: Red over black lacquer on wood with gilt bronze fittings (Negoro ware)
Accession Number: L.1996.47.50
親鸞上人絵伝
The Illustrated Life of Shinran (Shinran shōnin eden)
Unidentified Artist
Date: 17th–18th century
Medium: Set of four hanging scrolls; ink, color, and gold on silk
Accession Number: 2010.366a–d
Life of the Buddha: The Birth of the Buddha
Date: early 15th century
Medium: Section of a wall panel mounted as a hanging scroll; ink, color, and gold on silk
Accession Number: 1993.478.1
Excursions from the Four Cardinal Gates: Encounter with the Four Sufferings of Birth, Old Age, Sickness, and Death from the Life of Buddha
Date: early 15th century
Medium: Section of a wall panel mounted as a hanging scroll; ink, color, and gold on silk
Accession Number: 1993.478.2
Shōtokutaishi E-den
Illustrated Biography of Prince Shōtoku
Date: 14th century
Medium: One from a set of 2 hanging scrolls; ink, color, and gold on silk
Accession Number: 29.100.470
Shotokutaishi Eden
Illustrated Biography of Prince Shōtoku
Date: 14th century
Medium: One from a set of 2 hanging scrolls; ink, color, and gold on silk
Accession Number: 29.100.471
Prince Shotoku at Age Sixteen
Date: 14th century
Medium: Painted wood with inlaid crystal eyes
Accession Number: 13.71
The Ibaraki Demon
Shibata Zeshin
(Japanese, 1807–1891)
Date: 1882
Medium: Pair of two-panel folding screens; ink, color, and gold on paper
The Drunken Demon (Shuten dōji)
Kaihō Yūchiku
(Japanese, 1654–1728)
Date: second half of the 17th century
Medium: Set of three handscrolls; ink, color, and gold on paper
Preparatory Sketch for The Ibaraki Demon
Shibata Zeshin
(Japanese, 1807–1891)
Date:
Medium: Hanging scroll, ink and color on paper
秋夜長物語絵巻
Aki no yonaga monogatari emaki
A Long Tale for an Autumn Night (Aki no yo nagamonogatari)
Unidentified Artist
Date: ca. 1400
Medium: Handscroll 1 from a set of 3; ink, color, and gold on paper
Accession Number: 2002.459.1
Detached section from scroll one from A Long Tale for an Autumn Night (Aki no yo nagamonogatari), now remounted in original position as part of 2002.459.1
Date: ca. 1400
Medium: Section of scroll 1 from a set of 3; ink, color, and gold on paper
Accession Number: 2005.312
秋夜長物語
Aki no yonaga monogatari emaki
A Long Tale for an Autumn Night (Aki no yo nagamonogatari)
Unidentified Artist
Date: ca. 1400
Medium: Handscroll 2 from a set of 3; ink, color, and gold on paper
Accession Number: 2002.459.2
秋夜長物語絵巻
A Long Tale for an Autumn Night (Aki no yo nagamonogatari)
Unidentified Artist
Date: ca. 1400
Medium: Handscroll 3 from a set of 3; ink, color, and gold on paper
Accession Number: 2002.459.3
秋夜長物語絵巻断簡
The Final Scene from A Long Tale for an Autumn Night (Aki no yonaga monogatari)
Unidentified Artist
Date: ca. 1400
Medium: Fragment of a handscroll mounted as a hanging scroll; ink and color on paper
Accession Number: 2011.494
The Story of the Flute Named "Aoba"
Date: end of the 17th century
Medium: Book; ink and color on paper
保元平治合戦図屏風
The Rebellions of the Hōgen and Heiji Eras
Date: 17th century
Medium: Pair of six-panel folding screens; ink, color, gold and gold leaf on paper
Accession Number: 57.156.4, .5
Stirrups with Design of Cosmetic Brushes
Date: 17th century
Medium: Gold maki-e with silver foil inlay over steel
Accession Number: L.1996.47.98a, b
The Nun Who Lost Two Sons at the Battle of Yashima
Date: 16th century
Medium: Set of two handscrolls; ink and color on paper
The Tale of Giō
Date: late 16th century
Medium: Set of two handscrolls; ink, color, and gold on paper
The Battles of Ichinotani and Yashima
Kano Jin'nojō (active 1600–42)
Date: first half of the 17th century
Medium: Pair of six-panel folding screens; ink, color, and gold leaf on paper
Saddle with Design of Emblematic Flowers
Date: inscribed 1491; relacquered, 17th century
Medium: Gold maki-e on black lacquer
Accession Number: L.1996.47.99
The Chronicle of the Great Peace
Date: mid-17th century
Medium: Handscroll 8 from a set of 12; ink, color, and gold on paper
Shinkyoku (The New Piece)
Date: early 17th century
Medium: Pair of six-panel folding screens; ink, color, gold and silver leaf on paper
The Tale of Saigyō
Date: 16th century
Medium: Pair of six-panel folding screens; ink, color, and gold on paper
Taketori monogatari
Tale of the Shining Princess
Date: end of 17th century
Medium: Hand-illustrated book set; ink, color, gold, and silver on paper; lacquer box with bamboo, bird, and Tokugawa crest design
Accession Number: 21.174.1a–c
Covered Box for Volumes
Date: end of 17th century
Medium: Black and gold lacquer
Accession Number: 21.174.1d, e
The Tales of Ise
Date: end of the 17th century
Medium: 418 playing cards in a lacquer box; ink and color on paper
Phoenix Hat
Date: early 19th century
Medium: Compound weave; silk, gold thread, and engraved metal
Accession Number: 52.196.2
Shallow Bowl with Design of Dragon amid Waves, Phoenix, and Flowers
Date: 1670–90s
Medium: Porcelain with overglaze enamels (Hizen ware, Arita region, Kakiemon style)
Accession Number: 93.3.62
Dish with Phoenixes
Date: ca. 1760–80
Medium: Porcelain painted with colored enamels over transparent glaze (Hizen ware)
Accession Number: 23.225.320
Dish with Design of Courtier Admiring Plum Blossoms
Date: 1660–80s
Medium: Porcelain with molded decoration (Hizen ware, Arita region)
染錦女官図小皿
Dish with Design of Court Lady by the Gate of a Shinto Shrine
Date: 1650–60s
Medium: Porcelain with underglaze blue, overglaze enamels, and gold (Hizen ware, Arita type)
Accession Number: 93.3.462
青磁染付七壺文皿
Dish with Design of Seven Jars
Date: 1700–1720
Medium: Porcelain with celadon glaze and underglaze blue (Hizen ware, Nabeshima type)
Accession Number: 23.225.304
色絵三壺文小皿
Dish with Three Jars
Date: 1680–90s
Medium: Porcelain with underglaze blue and overglaze polychrome enamels (Hizen ware, Nabeshima type)
Accession Number: 1975.268.563
Dish with Design of Radishes
Date: 1650s
Medium: Porcelain with underglaze blue, yellow-brown glaze, and overglaze enamels (Hizen ware, Nabeshima type)
Accession Number: 93.3.384
Dish with Stylized Floral Pattern
Date: 1670–80s
Medium: Porcelain with underglaze blue and overglaze enamels (Hizen ware, Nabeshima type)
Accession Number: 23.225.306
色絵梅松竹宝球文皿
Dish with Design of Sacred Jewels, Plum, Pine and Bamboo
Date: ca. 1690–1720s
Medium: Porcelain with underglaze blue and overglaze polychrome enamels (Hizen ware, Nabeshima type)
Accession Number: 23.225.302
青磁花唐草牡丹文冠形香炉
Incense Burner in the Shape of a Courtier’s Cap with Scrolling Peonies
Date: ca. 1690–1750
Medium: Porcelain with celadon glaze; Hizen ware, Nabeshima type
Accession Number: 93.3.17
青磁染付銹地桜花幔幕文皿
Dish with Cherry Blossoms and Textile Curtains
Date: ca. 1670–90
Medium: Porcelain with celadon glaze, partial brown glaze, and underglaze blue decoration (Hizen ware, Nabeshima type)
Accession Number: 1975.268.555
Large Dish with Cherry Blossoms
Date: 1690–1720s
Medium: Porcelain painted with overglaze enamels (Nabeshima ware)
Accession Number: 1975.268.559
染付筏かぶり笠葵紋文皿
Dish with Rafts, Bamboo Hats, and Tokugawa Family Crest
Date: ca. 1680–1720
Medium: Porcelain with underglaze blue (Hirado ware)
Accession Number: 93.3.461
Covered Bowl with Design of Autumn Grass and Crescent Moon
Date: first half of the 19th century
Medium: Porcelain with underglaze blue (Hirado ware)
Accession Number: 93.3.247a, b
Covered Bowl with Design of Autumn Grass and Crescent Moon
Date: first half of the 19th century
Medium: Porcelain with underglaze blue (Hirado ware)
Accession Number: 93.3.248
波に飛鳥文急須と火鉢 平戸焼
Teapot and Brazier with Design of Birds Flying over Waves
Date: second half of the 18th–first half of the 19th century
Medium: Porcelain with underglaze blue (Hirado ware)
Accession Number: 93.3.483a–c
染付碁打ちの唐子形置物
Chinese Children Playing a Game of Go
Date: late 18th century
Medium: Porcelain with underglaze blue (Hirado ware)
Accession Number: 23.225.75
Chinese Child Playing a Game of Go
Date: late 18th century
Medium: Porcelain with underglaze blue (Hirado ware)
Accession Number: 23.225.76
Miniature Stand for Game of Go
Date: late 18th century
Medium: Porcelain with underglaze blue (Hirado ware)
Accession Number: 23.225.77
Long-Necked Bottle with Design of Chinese Children Playing Outdoors
Date: 19th century
Medium: Porcelain with underglaze blue (Hirado ware)
Accession Number: 23.225.107
The Tale of Genji
Isome Tsuna
(active end of 17th century)
Date: end of the 17th century
Medium: 3 books from a set of 54; ink and color on paper
Scene from Chapter 19 of The Tale of Genji: "Usugumo" (Rack of Clouds)
Style of the Tosa School
Date: 17th century
Medium: Album page mounted as a hanging scroll; ink and color on paper
The Tale of Genji
Attributed to Kaihō Yūsetsu
(Japanese, 1598–1677)
Date: 17th century
Medium: Set of two handscrolls; ink and color on paper
The Tale of Genji
Kano Sōshū
(Japanese, 1551–1601)
Date: late 16th century
Medium: Pair of six-panel folding screens; ink, color, and gold and silver leaf on paper
Scene from The Tale of Genji: Chapter 4, "Evening Face" (Yūgao)
Tosa School
Date: 17th century
Medium: Matted painting; ink and color on silk
Accession Number: 47.56
Box with Design of “Evening Face” (Yūgao) Flowers
Style of Ogawa Haritsu (Ritsuō)
(Japanese, 1663–1747)
Date: second half of 19th century
Medium: Bottle gourd; gold, red takamaki-e, mother-of-pearl, tin, ceramic inlay
Accession Number: 36.100.162a, b
Incense Container (Kōgō ) in the Form of a Book, with the title“Hana no En” (Festival of the Cherry Blossoms), Chapter 8 of The Tale of Genji
Date: 19th century
Medium: Lacquer on wood with shell appliqué, powdered gold and silver
Accession Number: 38.25.184a, b
Writing Box with Design of Maple Leaves and Bugaku Hat from the Tale of Genji
Style of Ogawa Haritsu (Ritsuō)
(Japanese, 1663–1747)
Date: 18th century
Medium: Gold and glazed pottery on colored lacquer inlaid with mother-of-pearl
Accession Number: 36.100.141a–e
Incense Box (Kōbako) with Scene from "His Perfumed Highness" (Niou no Miya), chapter 42 of the Tale of Genji
Date: 19th century
Medium: Gold maki-e on lacquered wood
Accession Number: 38.25.158a, b
The Tale of Hachikazuki
Date: 17th century
Medium: Two books; ink and color on paper
The Tale of Hachikazuki
Date: 1705
Medium: Two woodblock printed books; ink on paper
Piece from a Robe (Kosode) with Cherry Blossoms and Monkeys with Palanquin
Date: 18th century
Medium: Resist-dyed and painted silk crepe with details embroidered in silk and metallic thread
Accession Number: 2001.428.25
Piece from a Robe (Kosode) with Maple Leaves, Curtain, and Large Drum
Date: 18th century
Medium: Resist-dyed and painted (yūzen) silk crepe with details embroidered in silk and metallic thread
Accession Number: 2001.428.24
Piece from a Noh Costume (Nuihaku) with Egret (Sagi) and Willow Tree
Date: second half of the 18th–first half of the 19th century
Medium: Embroidered silk satin
Accession Number: 2001.428.36
胴箔地南天冊子模様縫箔
Noh Costume (Nuihaku) with Books and Nandina Branches
Date: second half of the 18th century
Medium: Silk embroidery and metallic leaf on silk satin
Accession Number: 1989.367
The Tale of Mice
Date: second half of the 17th century
Medium: Handscroll; ink and color on paper
The Battles of the Twelve Animals
Date: ca. 1620–40
Medium: Set of three handscrolls; ink and color on paper
The Tale of the Chinese Goblin Zegaibō
Date: 1587
Medium: Handscroll; ink on paper
Night Parade of One Hundred Demons
Date: 19th century
Medium: Handscroll; ink, color, and gold on paper
バッタ行列文水指
Water Jar with Procession of Grasshoppers
Makuzu Kōzan I (Miyagawa Toranosuke)
(Japanese, 1842–1916)
Date: late 19th century
Medium: Stoneware with polychrome overglaze enamels and gold with a wood lid and ivory knob (Makuzu ware)
Accession Number: 91.1.367a, b
High-Footed Bowl
Date: early 17th century
Accession Number: L.1996.47.66
Pair of Candlesticks
Date: 16th century
Accession Number: L.1996.47.72
Portrait of En no Gyōja
Attributed to Jakusai
(Japanese)
Date: late 14th–15th century
Accession Number: 29.100.442
Zaō Gongen
Date: 14th century
Accession Number: 2002.446a–c
The Tale of En no Gyōja
Date: end of the 17th century
熊野曼茶羅圖
Kumano Shrine Mandala
Unidentified Artist
Date: early 14th century
Accession Number: 2006.521
蔵王権現立像
Zaō Gongen
Date: 11th century
Accession Number: 1975.268.155
The Legend of the Origin of the Kumano Shrine
Date: second half of the 17th century
Plaque with Image of the Deity Zaō Gongen
Date: 11th–12th century
Accession Number: 1975.268.156
The Great Woven Cap (Taishokan)
Text by Asakura Jūken
(Japanese, active mid-17th century)
Date: first half of 17th century
The Great Woven Cap
Date: second half of the 17th century
The Tale of Urashima Tarō
Asakura Jūken
(Japanese, active mid-17th century)
Date: late 17th or early 18th century
Storage Case (Karabitsu)
Date: 1422
Accession Number: L.1996.47.50
親鸞上人絵伝
The Illustrated Life of Shinran (Shinran shōnin eden)
Unidentified Artist
Date: 17th–18th century
Accession Number: 2010.366a–d
Life of the Buddha: The Birth of the Buddha
Date: early 15th century
Accession Number: 1993.478.1
Shōtokutaishi E-den
Illustrated Biography of Prince Shōtoku
Date: 14th century
Accession Number: 29.100.470
Shotokutaishi Eden
Illustrated Biography of Prince Shōtoku
Date: 14th century
Accession Number: 29.100.471
Prince Shotoku at Age Sixteen
Date: 14th century
Accession Number: 13.71
The Ibaraki Demon
Shibata Zeshin
(Japanese, 1807–1891)
Date: 1882
The Drunken Demon (Shuten dōji)
Kaihō Yūchiku
(Japanese, 1654–1728)
Date: second half of the 17th century
Preparatory Sketch for The Ibaraki Demon
Shibata Zeshin
(Japanese, 1807–1891)
Date:
秋夜長物語絵巻
A Long Tale for an Autumn Night (Aki no yo nagamonogatari)
Unidentified Artist
Date: ca. 1400
Accession Number: 2002.459.3
The Story of the Flute Named "Aoba"
Date: end of the 17th century
Stirrups with Design of Cosmetic Brushes
Date: 17th century
Accession Number: L.1996.47.98a, b
The Tale of Giō
Date: late 16th century
The Battles of Ichinotani and Yashima
Kano Jin'nojō (active 1600–42)
Date: first half of the 17th century
Saddle with Design of Emblematic Flowers
Date: inscribed 1491; relacquered, 17th century
Accession Number: L.1996.47.99
Shinkyoku (The New Piece)
Date: early 17th century
The Tale of Saigyō
Date: 16th century
Taketori monogatari
Tale of the Shining Princess
Date: end of 17th century
Accession Number: 21.174.1a–c
Covered Box for Volumes
Date: end of 17th century
Accession Number: 21.174.1d, e
The Tales of Ise
Date: end of the 17th century
Phoenix Hat
Date: early 19th century
Accession Number: 52.196.2
Dish with Phoenixes
Date: ca. 1760–80
Accession Number: 23.225.320
青磁染付七壺文皿
Dish with Design of Seven Jars
Date: 1700–1720
Accession Number: 23.225.304
色絵三壺文小皿
Dish with Three Jars
Date: 1680–90s
Accession Number: 1975.268.563
Dish with Design of Radishes
Date: 1650s
Accession Number: 93.3.384
Dish with Stylized Floral Pattern
Date: 1670–80s
Accession Number: 23.225.306
Large Dish with Cherry Blossoms
Date: 1690–1720s
Accession Number: 1975.268.559
Covered Bowl with Design of Autumn Grass and Crescent Moon
Date: first half of the 19th century
Accession Number: 93.3.247a, b
Covered Bowl with Design of Autumn Grass and Crescent Moon
Date: first half of the 19th century
Accession Number: 93.3.248
波に飛鳥文急須と火鉢 平戸焼
Teapot and Brazier with Design of Birds Flying over Waves
Date: second half of the 18th–first half of the 19th century
Accession Number: 93.3.483a–c
染付碁打ちの唐子形置物
Chinese Children Playing a Game of Go
Date: late 18th century
Accession Number: 23.225.75
Chinese Child Playing a Game of Go
Date: late 18th century
Accession Number: 23.225.76
Miniature Stand for Game of Go
Date: late 18th century
Accession Number: 23.225.77
Long-Necked Bottle with Design of Chinese Children Playing Outdoors
Date: 19th century
Accession Number: 23.225.107
The Tale of Genji
Isome Tsuna
(active end of 17th century)
Date: end of the 17th century
The Tale of Genji
Attributed to Kaihō Yūsetsu
(Japanese, 1598–1677)
Date: 17th century
The Tale of Genji
Kano Sōshū
(Japanese, 1551–1601)
Date: late 16th century
Scene from The Tale of Genji: Chapter 4, "Evening Face" (Yūgao)
Tosa School
Date: 17th century
Accession Number: 47.56
Box with Design of “Evening Face” (Yūgao) Flowers
Style of Ogawa Haritsu (Ritsuō)
(Japanese, 1663–1747)
Date: second half of 19th century
Accession Number: 36.100.162a, b
Writing Box with Design of Maple Leaves and Bugaku Hat from the Tale of Genji
Style of Ogawa Haritsu (Ritsuō)
(Japanese, 1663–1747)
Date: 18th century
Accession Number: 36.100.141a–e
The Tale of Hachikazuki
Date: 17th century
Piece from a Robe (Kosode) with Maple Leaves, Curtain, and Large Drum
Date: 18th century
Accession Number: 2001.428.24
Piece from a Noh Costume (Nuihaku) with Egret (Sagi) and Willow Tree
Date: second half of the 18th–first half of the 19th century
Accession Number: 2001.428.36
胴箔地南天冊子模様縫箔
Noh Costume (Nuihaku) with Books and Nandina Branches
Date: second half of the 18th century
Accession Number: 1989.367
The Tale of Mice
Date: second half of the 17th century
バッタ行列文水指
Water Jar with Procession of Grasshoppers
Makuzu Kōzan I (Miyagawa Toranosuke)
(Japanese, 1842–1916)
Date: late 19th century
Accession Number: 91.1.367a, b

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