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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  • Tales of Ise
    late 16th century
    Japan
    CBL J 1050.2

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

    2 / 8

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

    3 / 8

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

    4 / 8

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

    5 / 8

  • Dutch mansions in Dejima
    18th century
    Japan
    CBL J 1131

    6 / 8

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

    7 / 8

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

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Chester Beatty
Dublin Castle
Dublin 2
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