Sight in and Around Kyoto

UnknownEdo period, early 17th century

Osaka City Museum of Fine Arts

Osaka City Museum of Fine Arts

The theme of sights in and around the imperial capital of Kyoto was painted more and more frequently as peace became the norm from the Momoyama period on ward. On this pair of six-fold screens, views of Kyoto, festivals, and people’s everyday lives appear between the clouds of gold leaf. The right screen features the Great Buddha Hall of Hoko-ji temple, a symbol of the Toyotomi family, and the left screen features Nijo castle, a symbol of the Tokugawa family.

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  • Title: Sight in and Around Kyoto
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: Edo period, early 17th century
  • Location Created: Japan
  • Title(Japanese): 洛中洛外図
  • Physical Dimensions: w333.2 x h152.2 cm
  • Period(Japanese): 江戸 17世紀前半
  • Credit Line(Japanese): 田万コレクション
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: Taman Collection
  • Medium: Color with gold ground on paper

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