|Hours||10 a.m. - 5 p.m.（last entry: 4:30 p.m.）|
|General admission||Adult 1500 yen, Student 1200 yen|
The Muromachi period (1336-1573) was the point of origin for contemporary Japanese culture. At the center of Muromachi culture were the residences of the Ashikaga shoguns, rulers of the Muromachi shogunate, in Kyoto.
A particularly important structure in the shoguns' residences was the kaisho, where people gathered and its fusuma sliding doors were adorned with paintings by the leading artists of their time. Sadly, all those fusuma paintings have been lost. Our eyes will never see them. We do know, however, what the subjects of those paintings were, thanks to descriptions in surviving texts. Also, extant folding screen paintings that are extremely similar to the fusuma paintings in size and format make it possible to imagine them, restoring them in our minds.
This exhibition recreates the world of Fusuma Paintings in the Shoguns' Residence, by selecting classic subjects used in the fusuma paintings in the kaisho of the Ashikaga shoguns’ residences, gathering folding screen paintings on those subjects from the latter half of the Muromachi through the Edo periods, from the fifteenth through the nineteenth centuries, and displaying them as a group.