Saddle and Stirrups with Reed Design in Maki-e Lacquer
The Magic of Japanese Masterpieces
11m 50s

Broadcast on September 12, 2019
Available until March 31, 2029

This set of saddle and stirrups made in the 16th century is covered in gleaming black lacquer and bears a glittering gold design of reed heads. The powerful design conveys the aesthetic sensibility of an era when samurai warlords engaged in fierce battles for status and power.