Jun 21, 2014

Essays in Idleness: Enjoying Classical Literature Through Art, at SUNTORY MUSEUN of ART, Mid-Town, Akasaka, Tokyo

Essays in Idleness: Enjoying Classical Literature Through Art, at SUNTORY MUSEUN of ART, Mid-Town, Akasaka, Tokyo

11th June - 21st July, 2014 | SUNTORY MUSEUN of ART, Mid-Town, Akasaka, Tokyo

Essays in Idleness (Tsurezuregusa), written by Yoshida Kenko; in the latter half of the Kamakura period, is regarded, with The Pillow Book (Makura no soshi) and An Account of My Hut (Hojoki), as one of the three great collections of essays in Japanese literature.
Essays in Idleness, which begins with the phrase tsurezure naru mama ni, “with nothing better to do,” is one of the most familiar classics of Japanese literature.

This exhibition presents famous scenes from those essays through the twenty Essays in Idleness Handscrolls by Kaiho Yusetsu, which were recently added to the museum’s collection, together with folding screens, illustrated books, and other depictions of them.  



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140611sun.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.suntory.com/sma/exhibit/2014_3/



『徒然草 美術で楽しむ古典文学』サントリー美術館(東京都港区赤坂 東京ミッドタウン)

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