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The Chester Beatty Library in Dublin with the continued support of The Sumitomo Foundation in Tokyo, have now commissioned Restorient to conserve three more of their most treasured Japanese paintings. Dating from the early 17th century this set of hand scrolls chart the epic tale of "Hunting the Ogres" It will be possible to follow the conservation of these magnificent hand scrolls here on this blog. We at Restorient are delighted to have the opportunity to share this remarkable project, and to offer some insights into this type of specialist conservation.

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Wednesday, 17 June 2015

"Damsels for Dinner"

Peace and tranquility have returned to Mount Oe and at last the young ladies of Kyoto can now sleep safely without fear of being kidnapped and eaten by Shuten Doji and his entourage.......

Scroll 1 before conservation

.............and after conservation

It's been a fascinating journey and without question featured more blood loss (not ours!) than any other project we've thus far encountered. Hunt followers are most welcome to visit the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin where the Ogres of Oeyama scrolls will feature in the "Damsels for Diner" exhibition from June 21st 2015 until 31st January 2016 . 

see you in Dublin !

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