Jun. 17, 2016（Fri） - Jul. 16,（Sat）
Following the Sengoku period (period of warring states), the populace received “the peace of the Tokugawa,” at which time lives became more stable and cultural productions flourished. During the Edo period (1603¬¬–1868), it is a fact that the use of characters to transmit information advanced societal connections between people from various classes and regions.
Ancient manuscripts connect people, things, and happenings. They contain information about rules, ranks, descriptions of daily life, culture, and so on, all of which is necessary for the setting of Edo period society. These manuscripts are more than just characters; one of the defining features of these documents is the abundance of pictures.
This exhibition looks at the Edo period through manuscripts. While samurai, nobility, and commoners were all part of different societies, manuscripts also show the connections between these societies. Beyond the distinction between characters and pictures, we can also appreciate the variety of ancient manuscripts, including differences in shape and size.
* List of Exhibits
|Term||Jun. 17, 2016（Fri） - Jul. 16,（Sat）|
|Place||Kokugakuin University Museum, Special Exhibition Space|
|Hours||10:00 – 18:00 (Last admission 17:30)|
|Closed||No closed day during this exhibition.|
|Access||Accessible on foot or by bus, 10-15 minutes from Shibuya, Omote-sandō, or Ebisu Station.
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