Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture Announcement of the Edo-Tokyo Museum exhibition “Tahei Tenka-Shogun and Creation of New Culture”

Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture
Announcement of Edo Tokyo Museum “Exhibition of Taihei Tenka-Shogun and Creation of New Culture”
Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture, Tokyo Edo-Tokyo Museum, together with Tokyo, is developing “Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL”, which will bring Tokyo to a cultural perspective for 2020 when the Olympic and Paralympic Games will be held.
As one of the Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL, we will be holding a special exhibition “Taipei Tenka-Shogun and Creation of New Culture”. In this exhibition, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, focusing on the paintings of successive shoguns that were handed down to the Tokugawa Mune Family, paintings drawn by the Shogunate’s painter Kano, and the ancient book that was presumed to have been presented to the 11th Tokugawa family In addition to the Edo Tokyo Museum collection, various works will be exhibited. I would like you to feel the role played by Shoguns in Edo culture through the Shogun’s hand-drawn drawings and works that represent the times.
1. Session
Ordinance January 2 (Thursday) to February 16 (Sunday)
Opening hours: 9:30 am to 5:30 pm (until 7:30 pm on Saturdays) * Admission until 30 minutes before closing
Closed days during planned development: January 6 (Mon), 27 (Mon), February 3 (Mon), 10 (Mon)
2. Venue
Edo-Tokyo Museum, Tokyo Permanent Exhibition Room, 5F Special Exhibition Room 3. Viewing fee The exhibition can be viewed at the permanent exhibition fee. General 600 yen (480 yen) / University and vocational school students 480 yen (380 yen) / Junior and senior high school students (outside Tokyo), 65 years old and over 300 yen (240 yen)
* () Is a group fee for 20 people or more. Consumption tax included. * Permanent exhibition viewing fee is free on January 2 (Thu) and 3 (Fri). 4. Hosting etc.
Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture, Edo-Tokyo Museum, Tokyo, Tokugawa Memorial Foundation
5. Exhibition structure and main materials
■ Prologue
When thinking of generals, there are many Japanese people who associate heroic and magnificent figures. The successive shoguns who brought the world of Taihei to the world for about 260 years were both cultural and contributors to cultural creation.
The first generation Ieyasu Tokugawa had a great influence on the cultural aspects of the time, such as drawing his own writings and paintings and putting emphasis on the printing business using letterpress printing technology. The generals below Hidetada Nishiro also left their own drawings, indicating the cultural activities of the generals as a taste. In addition, the fact that Shogun had artists such as painters brought up human resources, and many new cultures blossomed throughout the Edo period. The understanding of the study of Tsunayoshi Godai and Yoshimune Yatsushiro can also be noted. The influence of Shogun’s culture on many aspects. What was the general’s understanding and contribution to Edo culture?
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Fushimi Edition Rokujo (Edo Tokyo Museum Collection, Tokyo)
■ 1. “Yukitsuki Hana”-Iemitsu and Edo Art-
The 3rd Shogun Tokugawa Iemitsu is famous for establishing the foundation of the Bakumasa with a system for changing work and diplomacy. It was a general who raised the authority of the Tokugawa family, such as worshiping the first Ieyasu, Toshodai Gongen, carrying out a major reconstruction of Toshogu and institutionalizing the sending of money messengers from the Imperial Court.
On the other hand, the shogunate at the time of Iemitsu also put emphasis on the promotion of culture, and supported and nurtured artists in various fields such as painting and lacquer work. One example is the Kano school painter. The cultural people who grew up in this way became the leaders of the Kanei culture that blossomed under the reign of Iemitsu. In the cultural atmosphere, Iemitsu himself liked the calligraphy and left many works. The Kano school painters would have drawn the works in front of them and absorbed the style and technique.
Here, I will look at the relationship between Edo art and generals through the works of Tokugawa Iemitsu and the cultural figures of Iemitsu.
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Book “Yukitsuki Hana” (Tokukawa Memorial Foundation Collection) [Image 3

Bhuzhou Gakuju twelve landscapes (Edo Tokyo Museum Collection, Tokyo) * The above “Kano Quest / Brush” is published from January 2 to January 26
2. “Thoughtlessness”-Study with Tsunayoshi and Yoshimune-
Successive shoguns promoted philosophy and science throughout the Edo period. Among the successive generations, the 5th Tokugawa Tsunayoshi and Yatsushiro Yoshimune are listed as generals who emphasized academic encouragement.
Tsunayoshi is known for promulgating “Bunji politics” and promulgating orders for living things. The background of the policy was
acupuncture. Tsunayoshi, who learned his own studies, was eager to reflect his spirit on the administration. The decree of living life aimed at the realization of the ideal that “In the world of monarchs of saints, benevolence extends to birds and beasts”.
Yoshimune is famous for implementing the reform of the Shogunate, which aimed to reform the shogunate finances and strengthen the shogunate. Reforms included the execution of thrift, the development of Nitta, and the establishment of a guide box, among which the encouragement of practical science developed science, which triggered the aquaculture industry.
The philosophy of thought and the science developed by the middle of Edo will play an important role in modernizing Japan.
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Book of books “Thoughtless” (from the Tokugawa Memorial Foundation) [Image 5

Chicken figure (Edo Tokyo Museum Collection, Tokyo) * Exhibited from January 2 to January 26
■ 3. “Ten types of collections”-Family and history exploration- The eleventh shogun Tokugawa Ichiai maintained a reign for half a century, including the Imperial Palace period, and continued a peaceful period. Iesai reformed Kansei by selecting Shirakawa Castle Lord Masanobu Matsudaira as the head of the old city. After retiring, he is a politician who is well known for developing the so-called “Chemical Culture”.
Under the reign of Iesai, the compilation of official history books of the Edo Shogunate, including “Toshogu Miki”, began, and the history of the Shogunate was reviewed. On the other hand, the compilation of “10 types of ancient treasures”, which is a collection of ancient treasures, led by Sadanobu Matsudaira, had a great impact on the production, verification and appreciation of antiques. These past retrospective projects have had a social impact and have led to a review of domestic history and cultural assets.
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Tokugawa clan statue (Tokukawa Memorial Foundation collection) [Image 7

Ten kinds of collections (Edo Tokyo Museum Collection, Tokyo) [Image 8

Ancient book (Tokukawa Memorial Foundation collection)
■ Epilogue
The Tokugawa clan, the 16th head and duke, served as chairman of the aristocracy and preferred books and traditional culture such as sumo. Then, in July 1936, when Japan succeeded in inviting the 12th Olympic Tokyo Games, the households became chairs of the “Organization Committee of the 12th Olympic Tokyo Games”. We worked hard to hold the first “Peace Festival” in Asia. As a result, the Tokyo Games in 1940 (1940) were not held, but the houses made efforts to accept the new culture of the Olympics.
Through the Edo period of Taihei Taihei, the figure of the shogun who has contributed to the creation of a new culture as a cultural person has been handed down to the modern Tokugawa family. And that spirit continues to this day.
6. Related events and others
■ Museum Talk (explanation highlights)
[Date / Time] January 10, 17, 24 (Every Friday) From 4:00 pm (Time required: about 30 minutes)
[Meeting place] Permanent exhibition room 5th floor, Nihombashi [Participation fee] Free (Permanent exhibition viewing fee is required separately)
■ Edohaku Culture Special Exhibition Related Courses
Special exhibition “Taipei Taihei-Shogun and Creation of New Culture-” 2 times set
1. Highlights of “Taipei Taihei” Exhibition
[Lecturer] Tomoko Kawaguchi (Tokyo Edo Tokyo Museum curator) [Date / Time] January 14 (Tuesday) 2pm-3:30 pm
2. Eleventh Shogun Tokugawa Isai and Miki Tokugawa
[Lecturer] Masashi Iwadate (curator of Tokugawa Memorial Foundation) [Date / Time] January 21 (Tuesday) 2pm-3:30 pm
* For details, please refer to the pamphlet etc. (Advance application system) 7. Press preview
Prior to public release, a press preview will be held as follows. I understand that you are busy, but I would like to invite you to attend.
[Date / Time] December 26 (Thursday), 21:00 PM-4 PM
[Venue] Tokyo Edo Tokyo Museum Permanent Exhibition Room 5F Special Exhibition Room
[Contents] Acceptance starts at 2pm
(Please note that reception is done at the entrance of the office building. See the map below)
* You will receive a “press armband” at the reception desk, and staff will guide you to the venue (in front of the permanent exhibition room 5F Nakamuraza).
* Shooting at the venue before the preview starts is not possible [Image 9


Edo Tokyo Museum
2:30 pm Press preview
Greetings: Harumi Iizuka, Edo-Tokyo Museum Business Planning Section Manager Tokugawa Memorial Foundation Vice Chairman Ikuhiro Tokugawa
Exhibit commentary: Tokugawa Memorial Foundation curator Noriko Tokugawa 4:00 pm Preview
● Reception form for press / preview
If you are able to attend, please send the required information to the “Press / Preview Receipt Reply Form” above and send it back to us by email or fax by December 23 (Monday). Thank you for your cooperation.

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