令和の大嘗祭を祝う "菊と稲"

古来より日本人にとって「菊と稲」は天皇に繋がるものとして、大切に扱われてきました。今年4月30日をもって元号が平成から令和に変わり、125代明仁天皇は上皇に、徳仁皇太子が126代天皇に即位されました。この記念すべき年に、銀座一穂堂は天皇に縁の深い「菊と稲」をテーマに、展覧会を企画致しました。
日本人にとって米の意味、豊穣を祝う新嘗祭を想い、新米と神饌でもある日本酒でお祝いいたしましょう。
● 日本画、飯碗、酒器、漆、帯、きもの、嘉門工芸の稲穂 菊と稲が揃います。

From ancient times, Chrysanthemum and rice plant are special things to connect emperor of Japan.
The current era, Heisei, ended on 30th April 2019, and new imperial era ‘Reiwa’ has started with Emperor Tokuhito.
Ginza Ippodo Gallery represents a new exhibition with the theme of “chrysanthemum and rice” to honor the new imperial era of Reiwa.
There is Japanese harvest ritual called Niinamesai during a harvest season. This annual Shinto ritual is celebrated by the Emperor, who thanks the Shinto deities for a prosperous year and prays for a fruitful new year. This year, the ritual called ’Daijyosai’ is held by the new Emperor of the new imperial era of Reiwa.
On this special occasion in this special year, we are honored to celebrate with a new crop of rice and Japanese sake.
We hope this will be a great opportunity to think about the importance of rice and its true meaning to the people of Japan.

◆ In this exhibition, there will be Japanese paintings, various types of rice bowls and sake cups, Urushi lacquerware, Obi, Kimono, and Kamonkogei’s decorations made by first ear of rice.