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Updated: May 31, 2019
Models of animals have been used as symbols to pray for such things as good harvest, advancement and longevity since ancient times. Using around 50 pieces from the ancient to the modern era from the Gotoh Museum’s collection, this exhibition showcases various animal formsthat humans have depicted through pictures and crafts. The pieces on display include fragments of picture scrolls depicting a cattle, a water dropper which incorporates the figure of a monkey into its design, and a clay doll of an aquatic bird. See depictions of beloved birds and small creatures, cattle and horses captured with warmth, and various animals of the waterside.
*Some pieces will be replaced during the exhibition period.
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