Folding hand fan depicting custom of Kyoto

Folding hand fan depicting custom of Kyoto "Snow play"

Mikiko Hayashi
Item Number:A2089
H15.4 W33in
H6 1/4 W13cm
Yamato-e painting

Yamato-e paintings:
Yamato-e, a genre of Japanese painting, vividly evokes the imperial court in Kyoto during the Heian period ( 794-1185 ) , representing the culture in detail with traditional coloring techniques. So-called “ Japanese style painting, “ as opposed to painting in the Chinese manner. At first used to connote paintings treating native Japanese themes, the term was later used to designate paintings executed in the highly polychromed, detailed style of paintings on Japanese themes produced during the Heian period.