Yokohama ProgramTsurumi University x Art Information and Media Center, Yokohama Museum of Art ExhibitionThe Tale of Genji, and Old Maps
Reading “isolation” and “connectivity” in rare manuscripts from the Tsurumi University Library. In collaboration with Tsurumi University, classic texts and maps from the university will be exhibited. The first term examines The Tale of Genji, which has been read and passed down among only a privileged few through media copied by hand or manuscripts, but had a major impact on all sorts of popular culture after the advent of the woodblock-printed book, which is revealed through classic texts from the Kamakura Period (1185-1333) onward. The second term explores the way the worldviews of the West, East Asia and Japan through old maps from the 16th century onward. Highlights of the first term include the “Suma” chapter of The Tale of Genji that is believed to have been hand-copied by Reizei Tamesuke in the late Kamakura period, and exhibits scheduled during the second term include the Jesuit cartographer Ludoico Teisera’s 1595 map of Japan.
|Dates||First term “The Tale of Genji” Fri, August 4 – Wed, September 13, 2017 Second term “Old Maps” Fri, September 15 – Sun, November 5, 2017 (Closed on the same days as Yokohama Triennale 2017)|
|Venue||Art Information and Media Center, Yokohama Museum of Art|
|Organizer||Tsurumi University,Art Information and Media Center, Yokohama Museum of Art|