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During "Zen and the Art of Cultural Exchange: An Invitation to Calligraphy and Ink Painting " (Saturday, September 1 - Monday, October 8, 2018)

Gallery 2

Gallery 2

Zen and the Art of Cultural Exchange: An Invitation to Calligraphy and Ink Painting (cont'd)
PaintingImportant Cultural Property
Landscape
By Kenkō Shōkei
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 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

Kosode Kimono Clippings—Aesthetics of the Early Modern Period
In times past, as in the present, clothing was the central focus of fashion trends. Through the motifs found on kosode kimono fabrics, we can trace changes in modes from the sixteenth through the seventeenth century.
Textiles
Fabric Fragment with Fan-shape and Flower Design
Japan Edo period, 17th century
Nezu Museum

Gallery 6

Gallery 6

Autumn: The Last of the Year’s Tea
Autumn is the season to put away last year’s tea, which hosts and guests have enjoyed during the past year, and the brazier that has been in use since early summer. We have brought together, in an expression of reluctance to part with the tea and brazier, an assemblage of twenty subdued tea utensils.
Lacquer
Tea Container with Autumn Grass Design
Japan Momoyama period, 16th centur
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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