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Image 'Miyuki: the imperial outing and hunt', 1600-10

TLF ID M014314

This is a pair of six-fold screens, painted during the Momoyama period (1573-1615) in Japan, depicting chapter 29 of the epic Japanese novel ‘Tale of Genji’. The screens are shown as an enlargeable image. Text onscreen gives detailed information on the history of the novel, the period it was written and an extensive visual analysis. The screens capture the rich pageantry of Japanese court life at the time. Each screen measures 168.0 cm high x 366.0 cm wide and was painted with colour and gold on paper.

Educational details

Educational value
  • This is an excellent resource for the Responding strand in the visual arts curriculum in early to middle secondary schooling, especially for those content descriptions that refer to considering the broader context of works of art, such as their social, cultural and historical contexts. This resource may also be useful for the Historical Knowledge and Understanding strand of the year 8 history curriculum. It is relevant to the Asian world depth study of Japan under the Shoguns as it exhibits the way of life in Shogunate Japan, specifically in the Heian period (794-1185) and the Momoyama period (1573-1615).
  • The resource is useful for the Asia and Australia's engagement with Asia cross-curriculum priority. In the Momoyama period, painted screens were generally commissioned by wealthy patrons and designed to appeal to their individual interest and social position. The 'Tale of Genji' tells of the lives of high courtiers during the Heian period. The screens and their significance for the National Gallery of Australia connect to the priority's organising idea about the arts and literature of Asia influencing aesthetic and creative pursuits within Australia, the region and globally.
Year level

7; 8; 9; 10

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