Masterpieces of Kōsan-ji Temple: Commemorating the Restoration of the National Treasure Scrolls of Frolicking Animals and Humans, at Kyoto National Museum

7th October - 24th November, 2014 | Kyoto National Museum
Among the most beloved and recognizable of all Japanese artworks is the delightful four-volume set Scrolls of Frolicking Animals and Humans (Chōjū giga), owned by the temple of Kōsan-ji (also known as Kōzan-ji). This National Treasure--frequently referenced as being the first example of manga (Japanese comics)--underwent extensive conservation between 2009 and 2013 under the auspices of the Asahi Shimbun Foundation. In addition to refreshing and stabilizing the scrolls, this conservation process revealed significant new information about the third scroll: the second half of the scroll in its existing form was originally mounted on the back of the first half of the scroll. The current arrangement in which the first half and second half are mounted side by side is the result of a later remounting.   official website ››  http://www.kyohaku.go.jp/eng/special/index.html

  • Masterpieces of Kōsan-ji Temple: Commemorating the Restoration of the National Treasure Scrolls of Frolicking Animals and Humans, at Kyoto National Museum
      『修理完成記念 国宝 鳥獣戯画と高山寺』京都国立博物館

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