Twelve Centuries of Japanese Art from the Imperial Collections

December 14, 1997 – March 8, 1998

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
1050 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC

Sublevel 1 and 2 Floor Plan

Twenty calligraphic works and 56 paintings represent Imperial patronage in Japan from the 9th to early 20th centuries. This is the first major overseas exhibition agreed to by the Emperor of Japan and the Imperial Household Agency. Objects include Moko Shurai Ekotoba, a 13th-century narrative painting, as well as 15 works from the personal collection of His Majesty Emperor Akihito.