Mondays, except January 9, and closed on January 10
Monday, December 26, 2022 – Wednesday, January 4, 2023
|Hours||10 a.m. - 5 p.m.（last entry: 4:30 p.m.）|
|General admission||Adult 1300 yen, Student 1000 yen|
When you hear the word “amusement,” what image springs to mind? Historically speaking, amusements were not mere fun and games. Japanese aristocrats engaged in poetry contests (uta-awase ) to polish their literary skills and elevated the game of kemari football to a family art form. Warriors positioned riding and archery as training in the martial arts. Amusements were both enjoyable activities and means for acquiring skills to improve the participants’ lives and social standings.
This exhibition explores the many faces of amusements as cultural practices through calligraphic works and paintings in our collection, with a focus on folding-screen paintings. Please enjoy them in conjunction with a glorious rivalry of golden folding screens, a worthy welcome for the new year.