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During "The Tea Ceremony in Edo: Commemorating the Tricentennial of the Birth of Kawakami Fuhaku " (Saturday, November 16 - Monday, December 23, 2019)

Gallery 2

Gallery 2

The Tea Ceremony in Edo: Commemorating the Tricentennial of the Birth of Kawakami Fuhaku (cont'd)
Please enjoy the paintings and calligraphies by the master of tea, Kawakami Fuhaku.
Paintings
Six Poet Immortals
By Kawakami Fuhaku
Japan Edo period, 18th-19th centuries
Private collection

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

The Tale of the Heike Painting Album: Famous, Must-see, Scenes
The Tale of the Heike Painting Album (3 volumes) features a total of 120 of the most important scenes from The Tale of the Heike painted onto fan-shaped papers. 48 of these scenes have been selected for this exhibition. The highlights of the work are its finely detailed illustrations.
Paintings
The Tale of the Heike Painting Albums
Japan Edo period, 17th century
Nezu Museum

Gallery 6

Gallery 6

Kuchikiri: Breaking the Seal on New Tea
In the world of the tea ceremony, kuchikiri, the breaking of the seal on the mouth of the tea leaf jar, takes place in November. For this display, we will select approximately 20 tea utensils appropriately suited to this auspicious occasion.
Ceramics
Tea Leaf Storage Jar, named Shikoku-zaru
Fuzhou ware group
China Yuan dynasty, 14th 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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