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Storytelling in Japanese Art
November 19, 2011–May 6, 2012
Selected Artworks (1-20 of 76 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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