Fragile Expo

Edo Ephemera 12

The Nichigetsudo collection has been exploring the world of ephemera, derived from the Greek word for something that exists for only one day and is short-lived, in the realm of ancient books for several decades. This exhibition introduces enigmatic golden paintings from approximately 200 years ago. The deposition of hand-colors, scratched marks that look as if they have been peeled off, and repair gilt joints due to the passage of time give each of the 12 a rare taste as their own individual appearance.
[Period] 2022.5.1 - 2022.5.31