National Treasure: Frolicking Animals

April 13, 2021 to May 30, 2021

The National Treasure Frolicking Animals is one of the most famous works in the history of Japanese painting. It depicts the activities of anthropomorphized animals and people in energetic monochrome ink lines. All scenes from all four volumes of Frolicking Animals will be on view during the exhibition period. They will be displayed alongside fragments separated from the main scrolls and copies of scenes now lost to the originals. The exhibition also features selected treasures from Kosan-ji’s collection, including the Important Cultural Property Seated Sculpture of Priest Myoe, an image usually off limits to the public. These convey the allure of Myoe and Kosan-ji.




Tokyo National Museum

Tokyo National Museum

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13-9 Ueno Park,
Taito-ku, Tokyo, 110-8712
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