Image of a detail from Seven mile beach in Sagami province from 36 views of Mount Fuji, Katsushika Hokusai, c 1830-1831, Japan. CBLJ2745

Japan

The Japanese collection at the Chester Beatty comprises some 1800 works dating mostly to the Edo period (c. 1603–1868). The collection includes paintings, manuscripts, prints and printed books as well as smaller decorative arts (netsuke, inrō and tsuba). Highlights include significant collections of privately-commissioned prints (surimono) and hand-painted illustrated handscrolls of popular tales.

Seven-mile beach in Sagami province from 36 Views of Mount Fuji
Katsushika Hokusai
c. 1831
Japan
CBL J 2745

Highlights

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  • Image of Tales of Ise, late 16th century, Japan. CBL J 1050

    Tales of Ise
    late 16th century
    Japan
    CBL J 1050.2

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  • Image of Tale of Ōeyama, mid-17th century, Japan. CBL J 1145

    Tale of Ōeyama (Ōeyama monogatari)
    mid-17th century
    Japan
    CBL J 1145.3

    2 / 8

  • Image of Tale of Genji, mid-17th century, Japan. CBL J 1038

    Tale of Genji
    mid-17th century
    Japan
    CBL J 1038.1

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  • Image of Song of Lasting Sorrow (Chōgonka), Kanō Sansetsu, late 1640s, Japan. CBL J 1158.

    Song of Lasting Sorrow (Chōgonka)
    Kanō Sansetsu
    late 1640s
    Japan
    CBL J 1158.2

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  • Image of Dutch mansions in Dejima, 18th century Japan. CBL J 1131.

    Dutch mansions in Dejima
    18th century
    Japan
    CBL J 1131

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  • Image of Benkei crab and plum blossom, Yashima Gakutei, c. 1723, Japan. CBL J 2080.

    Benkei crab and plum blossom
    Yashima Gakutei
    c. 1823
    Japan
    CBL J 2080

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  • Image of Plum garden at Kameido from 100 Famous views of Edo, Utagawa Hiroshige, 1857, Japan. CBL J 2693

    Plum garden at Kameido from 100 Famous views of Edo
    Utagawa Hiroshige
    1857
    Japan
    CBL J 2693

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  • Image of Seven-mile beach in Sagami province from 36 views of Mount Fuji, Katsushika Hokusai, c. 1830-1831, Japan. CBL J 2745

    Seven-mile beach in Sagami province from 36 Views of Mount Fuji
    Katsushika Hokusai
    c. 1831
    Japan
    CBL J 2745

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