Horse Stables

Organization control number
A-10139
Cultural property designation
Important Cultural P
Classification
Painting
Era century
Muromachi period, 16th century
Item shape
Color on paper
Donor
Gift of Mr. Okazaki Masaya
Collector
Tokyo National Museum
This painting depicts six horses in a stable across two screens. The right end shows pines, wisteria, herons, and tortoises, while the left portrays cherry and willow trees, cranes, and mandarin ducks. There are also people playing traditional board games such as igo, shogi, and sugoroku, as well as a dog and a monkey. Although the primary theme is fine horses, this work features auspicious “flower and bird” motifs and elements of genre painting.(160118_h032)