Kawahori-ohgi, bat wing fan, named

Kawahori-ohgi, bat wing fan, named "The Typhoon" (Tale of Genji)

Mikiko Hayashi
Item Number:A2116
2004
H6 1/4 W14 1/4in
H15.4 W36cm
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.