|Closed||Mondays except July 17, and closed on July 18|
|Hours||10 a.m. - 5 p.m.（last entry: 4:30 p.m.）|
|General admission||Adult 1300 yen, Student 1000 yen|
Narratives that earned great popularity, such as the novel The Tale of Genji and the military epic The Tale of the Heike, began becoming the subject of narrative paintings almost as soon as they had gained fame. These pictorial versions included illustrated books, picture scrolls and albums of paintings, both with texts. They also developed into paintings without text, including hanging scrolls and folding screen paintings and other large-format works. These paintings included works that combined multiple scenes from the text or that took one specific scene as the subject, in a great variety of formats.
This exhibition expands the scope of the narrative to include Buddhist tales, Noh plays, Kōwakamai recitative dance, and otogi-zōshi, popular tales. While savoring these pictorial versions of many tales, please note what sorts of scenes from narratives fascinated people long ago.