This exhibition features selected works from our collection that are related to The Tale of Genji and The Tales of Ise, both of which are highly recognized as the top two works of classic literature of the Heian Period. These stories have been transcribed and printed a number of times throughout the ages to be cherished by literature fans. In addition, various scenes from both stories have been adapted as artworks in different forms, styles and designs that signify the time of creation. This has helped attract a wider audience to enjoy the stories in a variety of ways. Items displayed in this exhibition are quite diverse, ranging from paintings on folding screens, paper and fans, to woodblock prints (e.g. ukiyoe and books) and karuta cards. Invite yourself into a world of attractive stories.
*Guided tours are scheduled to be held four times during the exhibition period.