Elegant Perfection: Masterpieces of Courtly and Religious Art from the Tokyo National Museum Tokyo National Museum Staff, with contributions by Melissa McCormick


This catalogue highlights twenty-six masterpieces from the oldest and largest museum in Japan, and together these objects tell the story of the country's artistic development from the prehistoric era through the 19th century.

Essays by experts at the Tokyo National Museum offer insights into how Buddhist art evolved in Japan, and how the aesthetics valued by Japanese courtly society, initially influenced by Chinese Tang culture, gradually became more distinctly Japanese. 

Product ID: 1023922

$ 45.00


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