An art form that flourished during the Edo period, the term “merriment painting” refers to the portrayal of people seeking pleasure at red-light districts and banquets. This exhibition displays a compilation of merriment paintings including the Hikone and Matsuura screens, renowned as masterpieces, and other artifacts such as vessels used at such banquets.
Special Exhibition: The Beauty of Merriment
—The Hikone and Matsuura Screens
November 2, 2019 to December 25, 2019