Daijou-e byoubu 大嘗会屏風
KEY WORD : art history / paintings
Also called Yukisuki-no-byoubu 悠紀主基屏風. Folding screens *byoubu 屏風 used during the Daijoue 大嘗会, or court banquets held during the Grand Food Festival *daijousai 大嘗祭, after the accession of a new emperor. Two types of folding screens were used on these occasions:

1 Six folding screens decorated in the *yamato-e やまと絵 style with depictions of places of great scenic beauty *meisho-e 名所絵 in the two provinces to the east and west of the capital (called Yuki-in 悠紀院 and Suki-in 主基院) designated for production of the rice offered during the course of the Daijoue. These scenes were painted in the manner of pictures of the twelve months *tsukinami-e 月次絵, and included square poem cards *shikishigata 色紙形, inscribed with Japanese poetry, waka 和歌.

2 Four folding screens called honmon byoubu 本文屏風 (screen with texts) decorated with passages from the Chinese classics relating to good omens and their appropriate illustrations, arranged seasonally. The first mention of the existence of such screens dates to the early Heian period.


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