- The Age of Nobunaga, Hideyoshi, and Ieyasu
- March 31, 2015 - May 10, 2015
Among eras of Japanese history, the Sengoku or “Warring States” period ranks alongside ancient times and the fall of the Tokugawa Shogunate as one of enduring popular interest. The process of unifying Japan, which began with the emergence of Oda Nobunaga and continued with Toyotomi Hideyoshi and Tokugawa Ieyasu, involved both fierce battles among the daimyō warlords and all sorts of scheming and deliberation by many other parties. In connection with the special exhibition Kano Painters of the Momoyama Period: Eitoku's Legacy, which opens on April 7, we present here cultural properties related to the politics and culture of the Sengoku Period. We are confident that these items will spark the imagination and inspire thoughts on the people, some famous and some forgotten to history, who were active during this time of upheaval.