Imperial Treasures

General Information

Exhibition Title Imperial Treasures
Period January 26, 2016 - February 21, 2016
Venue Heisei Chishinkan Wing (The Collections Galleries)
Transportation JR, Kintetsu Railway, Keihan Railway, Hankyu Railway, City Bus / Map
Closed Closed on Monday
Museum Hours 9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (Entrance Until 4:30 p.m.)
Admission Adult 520 yen (410 yen)
Univ. Student 260 yen (210 yen)
(Fees in parentheses are for groups of 20+)
*Admission is free for youths of high school age and below.

Images from the Exhibit

Kyoto was the capital of Japan for a thousand years and remains home to its rich imperial court culture. Kyoto temples house many significant artworks associated with emperors and the aristocracy. Especially important among them are temples known as monzeki, which were headed by imperial princes and princesses or by the sons and daughters of elite courtier families. These high-ranking temples retain the material culture and customs of the court even into the present day.
This exhibition features portraits of historical emperors and members of the court, imperial calligraphy, Buddhist paintings handed down in monzeki temples, and large scale paintings that decorated temple interiors. Other works on view include an idealized image of a Chinese emperor, screens depicting the brilliance of an imperial procession, and exquisitely decorated objects exemplifying the elegance of court life.

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