Late Tokugawa period revolution that picture scroll shows in lifetime
The new government which was born by great command of the Restoration of Imperial Rule emitted on (1867) December 9 in 1867 challenged revolution to promote the modernization of country led by the Emperor Meiji in order to set shoulder beside the Western Great Powers. As for the young Emperor Meiji to be in his mid-teens, it would be faced each other in that by many critical situations, but it was two people of Sanetomi Sanjo (it considers to be seed) (1837-91) and Tomomi Iwakura (Tomomi) (1825-83) to have supported the Emperor.
Sanetomi Sanjo is from prestigious family called person of lead Article 3 of person of court noble next to family of the regent and the chief advisor to the Emperor. Tomomi Iwakura who it became aide of the Emperor Komei when we added brilliance in spite of being few family status despite person and high rank, and distinguished himself. Iwakura that insisted on Article 3 and the union of the Imperial Court and the Shogunate that were central existence of antiforeigner faction in the Imperial Court of the late Tokugawa period to be thrown into confusion because of the foundation of a country or exclusion of foreigners. It was all the restoration of Imperial rule in the same way that both aimed although being contrastive at a glance. When this long cherished dream became real thing, two people cooperated and supported the Emperor and were engaged earnestly for new nation, and it was the Minister of the Right, and, as for Article 3, Iwakura played an active part as two Meiji new government prefectural pillars to the prime Prime Minister of large politicians and bureaucrats, too. Two people always became good consultant of the Emperor Meiji and *jo did opinion about way where country should sometimes advance to and did and assisted the direct Imperial government thick.
It is chronological history editing business to record achievement of both started in posthumously of Iwakura by command that Article 3 and Iwakura show how it was one of a kind for the Emperor Meiji and is production of this picture scroll representing life of both who are followed, and were performed. Quality, quantity is modern painting in history work without similar instance together, and, as for Kazuyo picture scroll of this Meiji elder statesman, various incidents at the same period when we describe while chasing the life and could enter have meaning that is valuable as thing which visualized formation process of modern nation.
At this exhibition, we introduce charm of painter, Yumi Tanaka (yuubi) that hit production of picture scroll to late Tokugawa period revolution through Kazuyo picture scroll of two people at the same time to think about role that both fulfiled. Existence of Yumi Tanaka that showed style of painting that fixed the eyes on the times called modern times is very also interesting on history of modern painting while inheriting tradition of Yamato-e painting. Please enjoy these picture scrolls to introduce for the first time enough.