Nagoya-City Special National Treasure Exhibition:
The Tale of Genji Illustrated Scrolls
Date : 11/18/2023 - 11/26/2023
The National Treasure “The Tale of Genji Illustrated Handscrolls” in the Tokugawa Art Museum collection is the oldest surviving illustrated version of the early eleventh-century narrative The Not only are the Tale of Genji scrolls the oldest scrolls to date and a treasure of the Tokugawa Art Museum collection but a national treasure as well. On exhibit for eight days, they show in detail the elegance of court life during the dynastic period of Japan. Each November, several scenes are selected from the scrolls for special display. This year features two scrolls.