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During "Kanō School and Tosa School World of Official Painters" (Thursday, February 25 – Wednesday, March 31, 2021)

Gallery 2

Gallery 2

Kanō School and Tosa School (cont'd)
In this gallery, you can enjoy the Yamato-e, traditonal Japanese style paintings.
Painting
Bugaku Dance, Raryōō Attributed to Tosa Yukihide
Ink and color on silk
Japan Muromachi period, 15th century
Nezu 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 dating from the Heian to the Edo periods Buddhist sculpture.
Sculpture
Standing Bosatsu (Bodhisattva) (detail))
Wood with polychromy
Japan Heian period, 12th century
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 BC) dynasty vessels, the pinnacle production period of this medium.
Archaeological MaterialsImportant Cultural Property
Double-Ram Zun
Bronze
China; probably Hunan province, 13-11th centuries B.C.
Nezu Museum

Gallery 5

Gallery 5

Tales of Shapeshifters: Two Otogi-zōshi
Through handscrolls presenting two otogi-zōshi, popular tales, from the Muromachi period (1336–1573), we can follow the plots of these bizarre tales while enjoying the simple, charming paintings.
Paintings
The Tale of Kengaku
Ink and color on paper
Japan Muromachi period, 16th century
Nezu Museum

Gallery 6

Gallery 6

Tea for the Hina Doll Festival
March 3 is the date of the Hina Doll Festival, with its wishes that girls will grow up healthy and prosperous. We have assembled a group of tea utensils that are associated with this cheerful annual event.
Ceramics
Tea Bowl, named Hassai Attributed to Raku Dōnyū
Glazed earthenware
Japan Edo period, 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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