The Chester Beatty exhibition The Valiant Adventures of Tawara Tōda offered an engaging insight into Japan’s storytelling traditions. These three painted handscrolls document the exploits of the tenth-century warrior Tawara Tōda Hidesato, whose tale of daring deeds blends history and legend, with an added dash of romance.
Tawara Tōta Picture Scrolls explores this medieval short story, re-told in elegant calligraphy and glittering images. It is written in Japanese. It contains some English commentaries.
This catalogue is a hardback format and measures 32.2 x 24 x 3.2 cm.
- Dimensions: 32.2 x 24 x 3.2 cm
- Weight: 1457g
- Author: Shane McCausland, Yoshiko Ushioda, Yoshiyuki Maehara
- Publisher: Bensey Publishing Inc
- Pages: 142
- Format: Hardback
- ISBN: 9784585003236