red lacquered two-piece table; stem with dense round base, tapering toward top; square table top with indented, rounded corners

Stem table, 1482

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Several inscriptions on the undersides of this red lacquer table record that it was originally part of a set consisting of six large and six small tables. Produced in the spring of 1482, the tables were used during a religious ceremony honoring Shinra Myōjin, a Shintō deity associated with Onjōji (also called Miidera), an important temple-shrine complex on the shores of Lake Biwa east of Kyoto.

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Title
Stem table
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2015.79.411a,b
Provenance
Shinra Zenshindō, at Onjōji, Shiga Prefecture
Catalogue Raisonne
Murase, Art through a Lifetime, no. 788
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red lacquered two-piece table; stem with dense round base, tapering toward top; square table top with indented, rounded corners