Tawara Tōta Picture Scrolls


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