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Damsels for Dinner: Tale of Oeyama

27 June 2015 – 31 January 2016



The Tale of Oeyama (大江山物語) is one of the best-known heroic stories from medieval Japan. It tells of the famous episode when Minamoto no Yorimitsu (948-1021), known as Raiko, slayed Shuten Doji, a demon described as an ogre, a kidnapper of pretty maidens and a cannibal disguised as a giant human being.   
 
The Chester Beatty’s mid-17th- century version of the story, produced in a set of three scrolls, are on display in the ‘Arts of the Book’ gallery until January 2016.  

The scrolls have recently undergone three years of extensive specialist conservation at the Restorient Studio, Leiden thanks to the generous support of the Sumitomo Foundation, Tokyo. This exhibition provides a unique opportunity for visitors to enjoy the scrolls on their return to Dublin.

 

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