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During "Momoyama Tea Utensils: A New View " (Saturday, October 20 - Sunday, December 16, 2018)

Gallery 2

Gallery 2

Momoyama Tea Utensils: A New View (cont'd)
Ceramics
Fan-Shaped Mukōzuke Food Dish
Mino ware, oribe type
Japan Edo period, 17th 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

Tekagami: Calligraphy Collection Albums
Tekagami, calligraphy collection albums, are albums containing detached segments of calligraphy by high-ranking, illustrious persons, including fragment those from poem collections and copies of sutras. Here we trace how these albums were made and handed down, generation after generation.
CalligraphyImportant Art Object
Album of Exemplary Calligraphy, named Bunsai-jō
Japan Nara–Edo periods, 8th–19th centuries
Nezu Museum

Gallery 6

Gallery 6

New Year with Tea: Opening the Hearth
In November, the hearth is opened in the tea room, and tea gatherings are started anew. Thus, for devotees of the tea ceremony, November is New Year. We have assembled an elegant group of tea utensils to suit the opening-the-hearth tea ceremony.
CeramicsImportant Cultural Property
Flower Vase, named Ōuchizutsu
Longquan ware
China Southern Song dynasty, 12th-13th centuries
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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