Festival of Hōkoku Shrine (left screen)

Iwasa MatabeiEdo period, 17th c.

The Tokugawa Art Museum

The Tokugawa Art Museum
Nagoya, Aichi, Japan

Important Cultural Property

Byobu, or folding screens, originally served as room partitions. Later, they became indispensable for decorating interior spaces. Covered with paper or silk, Byobu were generally adorned with paintings, though some had calligraphy or were left plain with no design. The panels of the screens could be folded or opened wide depending on the space.


  • Title: Festival of Hōkoku Shrine (left screen)
  • Creator: Iwasa Matabei
  • Date Created: Edo period, 17th c.
  • Medium: Colors and ink on gilt paper

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