Suntory Museum of Art / Celebrating a Decade in Roppongi:Picture Scroll Enthusiasts

March 29(Wed) - May 14(Sun)

Picture scrolls, or e-maki, which blend literature and painting, are an art form original to Japan. Since the middle ages, they have constantly enthralled us Japanese, and picture scroll enthusiasts, whose passion approached a mania, have emerged over and over again. This exhibition focuses on some of the classic examples, including the retired emperor Go-Shirakawa, Emperor Hanazono, and the aristocrat Sanjonishi Sanetaka. It examines the records they kept of their experiences while appreciating picture scrolls and other documents to reveal how these works were actually enjoyed. By seeking to gain an understanding of these men, powerful patrons as well as enthusiasts, this exhibition will introduce previously unexplored aspects of the context in which picture scrolls were created.

Suntory Museum of Art (Galleria 3F)

*Friday, Saturday, May 2 (Tue) - 4 (Thur) closes at 20:00
*Last admission: 30 minutes before closing.
*Hours subject to change.

*Mar 2(Tue) Open

General 1,300yen
University and High school Students 1,000yen
Junior high school Students and under may enter for free



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