The Philadelphia Museum of Art has opened a new gallery called “Auspicious Symbols in Japanese Art.” Focusing on the court culture art of the Heian period (794–1185), the gallery explores the auspicious symbols believed to attract a variety of blessings such as wisdom, compassion, power, and protection. Called kisshō-mon in Japanese, they decorated the clothing and personal belongings of high-ranking politicians and the aristocracy.
Open until Winter of 2016, this gallery is included in the general museum admission. For more information visit:
Philadelphia Museum of Art
PO Box 7646, Philadelphia, PA 19101-7646