The Japanese art collection at the ROM includes approximately 10,000 objects: it is the largest collection of the kind in Canada. The largest number of Japanese items is from the Edo period (1601-1868). Among them are lacquer works, such as incense containers and writing boxes beautifully decorated with gold leaf, which would have embellished people’s everyday lives. “Samurai art,” such as armour, helmets, saddles, spears, and tsuba (sword guards), some of which date from before the Edo…
Inrō with Cockatoo and Magnolia Yamada Jōkasai (Japanese, 1811–1879) Period: Edo period (1615–1868) Date: 19th century Culture: Japan Medium: Red lacquer ground with gold maki-e, carved red lacquer, and mother-of-pearl inlay Netsuke: poppy; ivory Ojime: roundels; red and green lacquer in wood | Metropolitan Museum of Art #inro #Japanese_art
自在置物 Jizai Okimono from Edo period (1603~1868), Japan - Jizai Okimono are realistically shaped figures of animals made from iron, copper. Their bodies and limbs are articulated, and can be moved like real animals.
Hanging Iron Lantern, Kamakura Period, (Dated 1319) Donated by Mr. Soichiro Suzuki Important Cultural Property EK 48 Kyoto National Museum. From the openwork inscription, it is known to be the oldest dated hanging lantern in Japan. This lantern was made by Sadasumi of Owari Province, and was formerly owned by Choryoji temple in Hakusan.