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During "Introduction to Traditional Art" (Saturday, May 25 - Sunday, July 7, 2019 )

Gallery 2

Gallery 2

Introduction to Traditional Art (cont'd)
Please enjoy the paintings of flowering plants and famous places, including Mount Fuji and other scenic spots.
Paintings
The Four Favorites: Plum, Chrysanthemum, Lotus, and Wild Orchid
By Tsubaki Chinzan
Japan Edo period, 19th century
Tochigi Prefectural Museum

Entrance Hall - Gallery 3

Entrance Hall - Gallery 3

The Allure of Buddhist Art
The Buddhist art works collected by Nezu Kaichirō, Sr. (1860–1940) form one of the pillars of the Nezu Museum collection. Examples of Gandharan and Chinese stone sculpture from his collection appear in the Entrance Hall, and this gallery features three Japanese statues of Jizō Bosatsu dating from the Heian to the Kamakura periods Buddhist sculpture.
SculptureImportant Cultural Property
Jizō Bosatsu
Japan Heian period, dated 1147
Nezu Museum

Gallery 4

Gallery 4

Ancient Chinese Bronzes
The Nezu Museum collection of bronzes is world-renowned, and particularly strong in the area of late Shang (17th to 11th centuries B.C.) dynasty vessels, the pinnacle production period of this medium.
Archaeological MaterialsImportant Cultural Property
Double-Ram Zun
China; probably Hunan province, 13-11th centuries B.C.
Nezu Museum

Gallery 5

Gallery 5

Calligraphy and Painting in the Tea Ceremony: Nezu Saizan's Tea Gatherings
In the tea ceremony, paintings and works of calligraphy that harmonize with the chosen theme are displayed. This exhibit focuses on works that Nezu Seizan (Kaichirō Sr.), who laid the foundations of the Nezu Museum collection, used at tea gatherings that he hosted.
CalligraphyImportant Cultural Property
Eulogy
By Yuejian Wenming
China Yuan dynasty, 13th-14th centuries
Nezu Museum

Gallery 6

Gallery 6

Tea in the Rainy Season
For tea gatherings during the rainy season, we assemble tea utensils associated with rain and water, to enjoy their elegant charm. Please lend an ear to the sound of the rain outdoors as you appreciate the tea utensils chosen for this season.
Ceramics
Wooden Pail-Shaped Fresh Water Container
Jingdezhen ware, ko-sometsuke type
China Ming dynasty, 17th century
Nezu Museum

Special Case

Special Case

Decorated Clock
This splendid Qing dynasty clock, a favorite of the Qianlong Emperor (1711-1799), is not to be missed.
Metalwork / Armor and Equipment
Clock Decorated with a Bird on a Cup
England, 18th century
Nezu Museum
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