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Japan's rich native culture was thrown back on its own resources when, from the early seventeenth century, the Tokugawa shogunate closed the country off to the outside world for more than two hundred years

27. The Battle of Yashima, Scenes from The Tale of the Heike - Tosa School - Edo period (17th century)

The Battle of Yashima, Scenes from The Tale of the Heike Tosa School Period: Edo period Date: century Culture: Japan Medium: One of a pair of six-panel folding screens; ink, color, and gold on gilded paper

曽我Nichokuan (曽我二直庵 ; 。FL 17世紀半ば)  オークツリー上の道教不滅とホーク

Ancient and Hawk on an Oak Tree - Soga Nichokuan - Edo period century)

The forbidding, grotto-pierced precipice at left suggests a site on the Yangzi River where the Chinese poet Su Shi (Dongpo, 1037–1101) composed his famous “Ode on the Red Cliff.” The gentler scene at the right, centering on a scholar with young attendants in a hut within a willow grove, is meant to depict the Chinese poet-recluse Tao Qian (Tao Yuanming, 365–472) in his country retreat

山水唐人物図屏風 <br/>Landscapes with the Chinese Literati Su Shi and Tao Qian - Artist: Nagasawa Rosetsu (Japanese, Period: Edo period Date: Culture: Japan Medium: Pair of six-panel folding screens; ink on gold leaf on paper

Children Playing in Summer and Winter

Maruyama Ōshin (Japanese, Children Playing in Summer and Winter. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of the Gitter-Yelen Foundation, 2009

98. Rock and Waves - Maruyama Ōkyo - Edo period (dated 1773)

Rock and Waves Artist:Maruyama Ōkyo (Japanese, dated 1773 Culture:Japan Medium:Two-panel folding screen;

Chinese Court Ladies and Children  In the Style of Kano Eitoku  (Japanese, 1534–1590)  Period: Edo period (1615–1868) Date: 17th century Culture: Japan Medium: Six-panel folding screen; ink and color on gilt paper Dimensions: 65 1/4 x 146 1/4in. (165.8 x 371.5 cm) Classification: Screen

Chinese Court Ladies and Children In the Style of Kano Eitoku (Japanese, Period: Edo period Date: century Culture: Japan Medium: Six-panel folding screen; ink and color on gilt paper Dimensions: 65 x 146 x cm) Classification: Screen

60. 新曲図屏風, “Takebun,” from the Musical Drama “The New Piece” (“Shinkyoku”) - Edo period (early 17th century)

新曲図屏風, “Takebun,” from the Musical Drama “The New Piece” (“Shinkyoku”) - Edo period (early century)

Cherry Blossom Viewing at Itsukushima and Yoshino | Japan | Edo period (1615–1868) | The Met

厳島吉野花見図屏風<br/>Cherry Blossom Viewing at Itsukushima and Yoshino

106. Six Painting Leaves of Birds and Flowers -In the style of Shibata Zeshin - Meiji period (1868–1912; 19th century)

Six Painting Leaves of Birds and Flowers -In the style of Shibata Zeshin - Meiji period century)

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Birds and Flowers

Birds and Flowers (Folding Screen) Kano Tan'yū Period: Edo period Date: century Culture: Japan

東山遊楽図屏風<br/>Amusements at Higashiyama in Kyoto - Artist: Kano School Period: Edo period (1615–1868) Date: ca. 1620s Culture: Japan Medium: Pair of six-panel screens; ink, color, gold, mica, and gold leaf on paper

東山遊楽図屏風<br/>Amusements at Higashiyama in Kyoto - Artist: Kano School Period: Edo period Date: ca. Culture: Japan Medium: Pair of six-panel screens; ink, color, gold, mica, and gold leaf on paper

Forty-nine scenes from Ise Monogatari - Calligrapher: Attributed to Satomura Genchin - Edo period (mid-17th century)

Forty-nine scenes from Ise Monogatari - Calligrapher: Attributed to Satomura Genchin - Edo period century)