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Museum of the Imperial Collections 73rd exhibition "fine weather look of horse race - horse"

From Saturday, July 9, 2016 to Sunday, September 4
The first half year: From Saturday, July 9 to Sunday, July 31
The latter period: From Saturday, August 6 to Sunday, September 4
Place Museum of the Imperial Collections
Closed days
Every week month, Friday
But we are opened on Monday (holiday) on July 18 and are closed on Tuesday, July 19.
Opening time From Saturday, July 9 to Wednesday, August 31
From 9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. (as for the admission until 4:30 p.m.)
 From Thursday, September 1 to Sunday, September 4
From 9:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. (as for the admission until 4:00 p.m.)
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The 73rd exhibition "fine weather look of horse race - horse"

Horse was familiar to life of people as indispensable existence from ancient times and was animal one which was taken most up in art work of our country. It was useful for life of people as means that horse carried farming and freight and information and transmitted, and the mobility that was alert and agile was made use of in battlefield. Therefore horse was drawn a lot with figure with person, but heroic figure was enjoyed nobly and might be described only in horse. It led to raising own social status as symbol of power among samurais to own superior horse, and horse was bred in stable in the depths of mansion carefully. "Figure of stable screen" which assumes horse tied to stable the subject is work about the state.
    There are a lot of relations with horse in the Imperial Family. It is old, and, as one of the culture to reach the Imperial Court, ancient equestrianism (daiga, boihiki) retroactively to Nara, the Heian era is inherited even now. In addition, there will be much Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress that carriage line in marriage of 1959 and the enthronement of 1990 is memorized. In addition, in the case of shinninjoboteishiki held in Imperial Palace palace, gisoumasha is used for new pickup and drop-off of foreign Ambassador by hope and raises fruit of international goodwill.
    By book exhibition, we take up work of foreign countries mainly on work produced from the early modern times of our country to modern times in addition and do with opportunity to have you touch the history and culture concerning horse in what you pay attention to how horse has been expressed as art until now.

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