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Beautiful Japanese paper-from the old days of Tenpei to the future-[Suntory Museum of Art]

Beautiful Japanese paper-from the old days of Tenpei to the future-[Suntory Museum of Art]

The previous article was a Fujifilm article, The Suntory Museum of Art in the same Midtown “beautiful Washi-from the old days of Tenpei-to the future” will be introduced together.
There seems to be a six-time display change during the exhibition, but what I did was the fourth session. And, as usual, I entered with a yearly organizes (regular) certificate. ReferenceAnnual organizes testimony


【 Exhibition name 】
“Beautiful Japanese paper-from the old days of Tenpei to the future”

[Official Website]

【 Venue 】 Suntory Museum of Art
【 Nearest 】 Roppongi Station/Nogizaka Station
Date: September 19 (Sat)-November 3 (Tue), 2009
* Please check the official website for business hours, closed days, maps and patrols.

[Appreciation time required (my pace)]
About 1 hour 15 minutes

[Congestion condition (Saturday around 17:30)]
Congestion _1_2_ 3_4_ (5) _ Comfortable

[Work Fulfillment]
Insufficient _1_2_ 3 _ (4) _5_ Fuller

Easy to understand
Arcane _1_2_ 3 _ (4) _5_ clear

[Total Satisfaction]
(3) _4_2_ satisfaction

Was it like a museum exhibition rather than an art exhibition? It was a candid impression that I was not particularly impressed with my work, but there were a lot of information that seemed to be useful for art appreciation in the future. The staff were very friendly and friendly. Since I’ve taken notes, I’ll briefly introduce some of them.

1. The formation and development of Japanese paper >
As the name of this corner, there were a lot of books using washi paper of old age considerably.

“Todai-ji Shukai (water-taking) Tsubaki-Zukuri Flower” ★ Can be seen here.
This is a modern work that was decorated at the entrance. It is an artificial flower of washi that is prepared for the ritual of the water taking of the famous Todaiji temple, and it is the one that monks made as a part of training. It was an artificial flower that the appearance of a colorful, lovely camellia is transmitted. There was also the artificial flowers of Yakushiji next door. It was made as good as the real thing.

“Chikumae Kunishima-gun Kawabe-ri Registration”
The family register of the Asuka period transmitted to Shosoin. The family register at the time made three of the same thing, it seems to have been discarded after 30 years, but since the paper was valuable in these days, something else was written on the back is used as a back paper. The family register or the back paper, there is a strangely real taste W

“Purple paper Kinjinjin, the third king of the Sutra”
I had written a sutra to be paid to Kokubunji with a gold character on the tea sexy washi. It was a beautiful character, and it was a stern feeling.

“Picture causality and the second volume (62 lines)”
It is a scroll which is two steps up and down. In the lower stage is written a sutra that wrote the life of the Buddha, the upper stage there is an illustration with illustrations of it. It seems to be a prototype of a picture scroll. It is a thing of more than 1000 years ago, but people who wore red clothes with good preservation condition were drawn especially vividly. It is a state of preservation of Japanese paper.

“Iron and silver Letters of the KO,” vol. 7, vol. 8
It is photosutra that the gold character and the silver character are used alternately for each line. Moreover, it is orderly because it is a very beautiful character because it is unified by one line 17 characters. The appearance that the Buddha was sitting in the beginning was still drawn with gold and silver. I wonder if I drew the wrong one time?? Is a threat. In March of this yearAt the Setagaya Art Museum, I watched the “Hiraizumi-Michinoku Pure Land Exhibition”I remember that it was like this.

“Lotus Sutra shi Merit (Kunno-ji Sutra)”
The feeling that gold leaf was pasted was made. It was a gorgeous feeling because a fine picture was drawn.

Chapter 2: Modeling Prayer >
This corner was introduced to the Japanese paper which was used to pray for the gods.

“Kasuga Wakamiya Onmatsuri tanaku-za”
It is the one with a zigzag paper on the tip of the stick that the Shinto Lord has, and the big yen which becomes the full length 3m which is suddenly put. This is a black lacquered rod (like a pillar W), but the thing like the origami of green and purple had fallen fishing. It is said that the currency is other than such white. Anyway, it was big and I was wondering how to use it.

“Ishishimizu Hachiman-gu Shinsen”
A model of wood, flowers, birds, animals, etc. made of paper. It was a graceful feeling in the model with vivid color and soft taste. I was especially interested in the works of autumnal leaves and bamboo.

A Flower of gold It is used to purify the place to greet the Buddha, and it seems to have originally used the Lotus leaf. It was painted with finely beautiful pictures such as water mills, morning glories and Phoenix. There was a hole in the water wheel according to the picture. The art is fine to throw and use!

“Todai-ji Shuji (water-taking) paper”
This is also used in the water-taking of Todaiji temple, and it is a kimono made with paper. It seems to make a thick Japanese paper by Konjac Glue. It was light and felt like a cloth and explained. Is it possible to make clothes only for Japanese paper?

Chapter 3-Connecting the traditions of Japanese paper >
This corner was a spot for people who make washi and technology. It might be the strongest corner of the museum.

“A hundred engineering ratio (paper)”
A hundred works = craft in general, compared to the meaning of comparison, the sample of various washi was lined up at a dash. It is said that there are 317 kinds also open all. It seemed to have been used as a valuable material, and it was obvious that there were considerably kinds even if it was said Washi in a word.

“Artisan Figure folding Screen”
The folding screen of four six songs. A variety of craftsmen (such as the Buddhist monks, the armorer, etc.) were drawn on each one. I wonder if the paper craftsmen were in the middle. It was a work like proof that craftsmen have been protecting Japanese paper and other cultures for a long time.

“Artisan Figure picture Scroll”
The horizontal road is drawn, and the people who travel and travel there (the person who is carrying the balance and the person who has the balance) are drawn. At the back there was a sword shop and a store of flowers. The building flower was usually sold in the town. I understand the state that has been loved for a long time well.

“Stone State semi-paper (handmade drypoint)”
It is a tool to thin paper. It is about 1.5 m vertical 50cm × horizontal in a wooden frame with two handles (it is considerably questionable calculation W) in a considerably large area, it jolted this and finished the paper uniformly, and it was likely to use a considerable nerve.

Kunisaki Haruhei by paper making
It is a book written videoed the state of the paper plow by a picture and a commentary. In the Edo period, the demand for paper increased, and it seemed necessary to mass produce it, and such a detailed manual seems to have contributed to the production. It was like a very practical book there is a commentary and a variety of operation one.

Isamu Noguchi “Akari of 2m”
The work of this Isamu Noguchi is a feeling that I like quite a lot (though it is an abrupt feeling from the flow until now W) the body like the lantern of the diameter 2m is enclosed in a wooden frame of 3m square. It was a work that felt the goodness of the sense though simple. It seems that this work is filled with prayers for peace.

It was 3F from the work of this Isamu Noguchi, but after seeing this work, a model which understood the process of the bottom lining of the bran was exhibited in the passage which went to the next room. In addition, the wall was covered with Japanese paper and indirect light was pouring.

Chapter 4: The world of washi that colors life >
This corner tells how Washi was blending into life, and the customs of the Edo period were the momentum of Japanese paper.

Eiichichou “Yoshiwara Customs Figure Vol.”
This is a work depicting a leisure. It was a wonderful picture that seems to be an ordinary butterfly, but it was explained in the theme of washi paper. A patterned fusuma and a light shoji were drawn, and in the Shoji, the shadow of the people who were having a feast in the other side was reflected. I was able to see how Japanese paper is being used for the lantern. In the past, Washi was used everywhere.

“Box Lantern”
A normal lantern or a W There was other paper clothes besides the lantern in this area. The lantern was transmitted from China in the Muromachi period. I had never even thought about how and when the lanterns came from where I got one.

Kiyochika Kobayashi “Sumida River Night”
Is this also related to Washi? This picture depicts a man and woman standing in the Sumida River at night. The figure of the man and woman is like a shadow, and the light on the other side of the river reflects on the river and extends vertically. This person’s style seemed to be a technique called “ray painting”, and the depiction of light, shadow, water, etc. in pale colors was felt to be healed delicately.

Utagawa Hiroshige “Improvisation Kageboshi Jin”
Was held this summerBunkamura Art ExhibitionIt is a teaching book of the Shadow that was also in. Two shadows were introduced, and it was a shadow of the pot and the fish which had been suspended. It is interesting to funny that the shadow reflected on the Shoji and the actual appearance are in tandem. It is the shadow of the paper that is the Shoji.

“Paper cloth Haori.”
It is a haori woven using the paper made into a thin string shape and yarn. Because it was light and strong and the absorption of sweat was good, it seemed to wear it as summer clothes. Moreover, it seems to be quite convenient even if it washes OK. The design was not only practical, but also had a solid pattern. There was also a small sleeve nearby. If it is so convenient, everyone should wear it even in modern times.

“Aoi Fictions rose Makie knot-shaped Bunbun”
I did not know whether this is related to Washi, but it is an unusual shape of makie. I wonder if there were a lot of incense in geometric form. The roses were painted and they were gorgeous.

“Fan-side flow drawing screen”
A folding screen depicting a gorgeous fan on a river. A flowing dance fan was a gorgeous atmosphere in the gold ground.

“Hashidate of the Skeleton Heavens”
It is said that the sample book of the small sleeve like the mail order catalog is “template” in modern times, and there were six books with the small sleeve in this exhibition, too. The color is not attached to the template, but the women at that time might have been able to have a heart.

Utagawa Hiroshige, three generations Utagawa Toyokuni “6 Two-brush seven Yu-tou-Sawa”
It is a fan drawn by Ukiyo-E. It was very bright and vivid, and in the right half was a beautiful woman with a docetaxel, and the left half was drawn a spa of Hakone Tower Sawa. I wanted a replica with a pretty liking w

At the very end of this exhibition, a handmade washi paper was surrounded around the table. I was going to understand that there are many washi paper in this exhibition, but the thin ones from thick ones when I try to touch the implementation, the texture is different from what was smooth and rough, the use was like an infinite variety.

So, it was an exhibition that understood a lot of Japanese paper. I feel that there was a little something, but I think it is a valuable experience to have been able to know the Japanese paper which plays an important role in the culture of Japan, especially art.

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