Discovery of the Divine in Japanese Art in Cleveland

Seated Tenjin, 1259. Kamakura period (1185–1333). Wood with color; 94.9 x 101.5 x 68.8 cm. Yoki Tenman Jinja, Sakurai, Nara Prefecture. Important Cultural Property. Photo: Nara National Museum
CLEVELAND, OH---"Shinto: Discovery of the Divine in Japanese Art" is presented in two rotations at the Cleveland Museum of Art. The first rotation runs from Tuesday, April 9 to Sunday, May 19. The second rotation runs from Thursday, May 23, through Sunday, June 30. The exhibition will be closed on Tuesday, May 21, and Wednesday, May 22, to rotate the works of art. The exhibition reopens on Thursday, May 23. The veneration of deities called kami has been a central feature of Japanese culture for many centuries and the inspiration for a wide range of Japanese visual art. Most recently, kami veneration falls under the auspices of a diverse body of rites known as Shinto, or the “Way of the Gods.” [More]

Cleveland Museum of Art: "Shinto: Discovery of the Divine in Japanese Art" (Through June 30, 2019); 11150 East Boulevard, Cleveland, Ohio; 1-877-262-4748 ;
Kasuga Mandala Reliquary Shrine, 1479. Muromachi period (1392–1573). Lacquered wood with color; 55.6 x 39.7 x 48 cm. Tokyo National Museum. Photo: TNM Image Archives