Brocades, damasks, chintzes, and other gorgeous fabrics that arrived in Japan from overseas have been used in the mountings of paintings and calligraphies and as the material for various pouches that protected tea utensils. They were particularly treasured and admired by practitioners of the tea ceremony and were classified and pasted into sample books and otherwise carefully preserved and passed down. For this reason, it is still possible today to see a wide variety of old fabrics that circulated in the past, in spite of the inherent delicacy of the textile medium. This exhibition presents various gorgeous fabrics from the Owari Tokugawa collection.
The Beauty of Ancient Fabrics
June 8, 2019 to July 21, 2019