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2020

  • Gallery 5 : One Hundred Camellias—On the Year of the Mouse
  • Gallery 6 : A Tea Gathering for the New Year

Thu., January 9 - Tue., Februay 11, 2020Gallery 1/2

Museum Collection Exhibition

Paintings Created as Sets [End]

Hanging scrolls that are diptychs or triptychs and pairs of folding screens are the subject of this exhibition. As we consider the meanings of the combinations and continuities in these sets of paintings, let us imagine what their creator or the patron who commissioned them intended.

Thu., January 9 - Tue., Februay 11, 2020

Gallery 1/2

Museum Collection Exhibition

Paintings Created as Sets [End]

Hanging scrolls that are diptychs or triptychs and pairs of folding screens are the subject of this exhibition. As we consider the meanings of the combinations and continuities in these sets of paintings, let us imagine what their creator or the patron who commissioned them intended.

  • Gallery 5 : One Hundred Camellias—On the Year of the Mouse
  • Gallery 6 :A Tea Gathering for the New Year
  • Gallery 5 : The Elegance of the Imperial Court: Calligraphy and Waka Poetry
  • Gallery 6 : A Tea Ceremony amid Spring Flowers

Sat., February 22 - Sun., March 29, 2020Gallery 1/2

Special Exhibition

Splendid Hina Dolls from the Toraya Collection [End]

Kurokawa Mitsukage (1871–1957), the fourteenth generation proprietor of Toraya Confectionery Co. Ltd., collected hina dolls and their accessories for his daughter. We are delighted to display these exquisitely charming works, some of which are being exhibited for the first time.

Sat., February 22 - Sun., March 29, 2020

Gallery 1/2

Special Exhibition

Splendid Hina Dolls from the Toraya Collection [End]

Kurokawa Mitsukage (1871–1957), the fourteenth generation proprietor of Toraya Confectionery Co. Ltd., collected hina dolls and their accessories for his daughter. We are delighted to display these exquisitely charming works, some of which are being exhibited for the first time.

  • Gallery 5 : Decorated Boxes of the Scholar's Study
  • Gallery 6 : A Tea Room Assemblage amid Clear Breezes
  • Gallery 5 : Introduction to Traditional Art: Breathtaking Technique in Noh Costumes
  • Gallery 6 : A Tea Gathering after Viewing the Irises Screens

Sat., April 18 - Sun., May 17, 2020Gallery 1/2

Special Exhibition

The National Treasure Irises Screens: The Allure of Color [Cancelled]

Three colors compose Ogata Korin's Irises folding screens: Green, blue, and gold. This exhibition explores their historic significance, and their fascination, through the blue-and-green landscape painting and golden screen traditions and through ceramics created contemporaneously with Irises.

Sat., April 18 - Sun., May 17, 2020

Gallery 1/2

Special Exhibition

The National Treasure Irises Screens: The Allure of Color [Cancelled]

Three colors compose Ogata Korin's Irises folding screens: Green, blue, and gold. This exhibition explores their historic significance, and their fascination, through the blue-and-green landscape painting and golden screen traditions and through ceramics created contemporaneously with Irises.

  • Gallery 5 : Introduction to Traditional Art: Breathtaking Technique in Noh Costumes
  • Gallery 6 : A Tea Gathering after Viewing the Irises Screens
  • Gallery 5 : Samurai Artists
  • Gallery 6 : Tea in the Rainy Season

Sat., May 30 - Sun., Jury 12, 2020Gallery 1/2

Museum Collection Exhibition

Tea Containers and Tea Bowls: Through the Eyes of a Connoisseur [Cancelled]

Takahashi Sōan (1861-1937), who compiled the Taisho Meikikan, a vast catalogue of famous tea utensils, and Nezu Seizan were closely connected tea connoisseurs. This exhibition presents renowned tea utensils, with the focus on works from Seizan’s collection included in those volumes.

Sat., May 30 - Sun., Jury 12, 2020

Gallery 1/2

Museum Collection Exhibition

Tea Containers and Tea Bowls: Through the Eyes of a Connoisseur [Cancelled]

Takahashi Sōan (1861-1937), who compiled the Taisho Meikikan, a vast catalogue of famous tea utensils, and Nezu Seizan were closely connected tea connoisseurs. This exhibition presents renowned tea utensils, with the focus on works from Seizan’s collection included in those volumes.

  • Gallery 5 : Samurai Artists
  • Gallery 6 : Tea in the Rainy Season
  • Gallery 5 : The Guise of a Warrior
  • Gallery 6 : The Summer Approach: Tea for Cooling Off

Thu., Jury 23 - Sun., September 6, 2020Gallery 1/2

Museum Collection Exhibition

Cherishing Flowers, Yearning for the Moon: Nature and Beauty in Japan

Kachōfūgetsu—literally “flowers, birds, wind, and moon”—has long been a term both to praise the seasonal beauty of the natural world and to express that traditional theme in Japanese art. This exhibition presents examples of calligraphy, painting, and craft objects that address those motifs.

Thu., Jury 23 - Sun., September 6, 2020

Gallery 1/2

Museum Collection Exhibition

Cherishing Flowers, Yearning for the Moon: Nature and Beauty in Japan

Kachōfūgetsu—literally “flowers, birds, wind, and moon”—has long been a term both to praise the seasonal beauty of the natural world and to express that traditional theme in Japanese art. This exhibition presents examples of calligraphy, painting, and craft objects that address those motifs.

  • Gallery 5 : The Guise of a Warrior
  • Gallery 6 :The Summer Approach: Tea for Cooling Off
  • Gallery 5 : Learning from Shards
  • Gallery 6 : Melancholy Autumn Tea

Sat., September 19 - Tue., November 3, 2020Gallery 1/2

Museum Collection Exhibition

Adventures in Monochrome: Early Modern Japanese Ink-Wash and Brush-Line Painting

Sumi ink is the medium used in both suibokuga (ink-wash painting) and hakubyō (brush-line painting), but in very different ways.This exhibition introduces the appeal of both approaches through highly individual examples by early modern Japanese artists.

Sat., September 19 - Tue., November 3, 2020

Gallery 1/2

Museum Collection Exhibition

Adventures in Monochrome: Early Modern Japanese Ink-Wash and Brush-Line Painting

Sumi ink is the medium used in both suibokuga (ink-wash painting) and hakubyō (brush-line painting), but in very different ways.This exhibition introduces the appeal of both approaches through highly individual examples by early modern Japanese artists.

  • Gallery 5 : Learning from Shards
  • Gallery 6 : Melancholy Autumn Tea

Sat., November 14 - Sun., December 20, 2020Gallery 1/2/3/4/5/6/Hall

Special Exhibition Commemorating the 80th Anniversary of the Founding of the Nezu Museum

National Treasures and Important Cultural Properties in the Nezu Collection

This year is the 80th anniversary of both the establishment of the Nezu Museum Foundation and the death of Nezu Kaichirō, Sr. In commemoration, this exhibition brings together treasures of Japan and East Asian arts and crafts that are the pride of the Nezu Museum.

Sat., November 14 - Sun., December 20, 2020

Gallery 1/2/3/4/5/6/Hall

Special Exhibition Commemorating the 80th Anniversary of the Founding of the Nezu Museum

National Treasures and Important Cultural Properties in the Nezu Collection

This year is the 80th anniversary of both the establishment of the Nezu Museum Foundation and the death of Nezu Kaichirō, Sr. In commemoration, this exhibition brings together treasures of Japan and East Asian arts and crafts that are the pride of the Nezu Museum.

2021

  • Gallery 5 : One Hundred Camellias: Camellias in Aristocrats' Diaries
  • Gallery 6 : First Tea of the New Year

Sat., January 9 - Sun., Februay 14, 2021Gallery 1/2

Museum Collection Exhibition

Radiant Raden

Raden is a lacquer and woodworking inlay technique in which pieces of the gleaming mother-of-pearl layer of sea shells are cut into shapes to form motifs. This exhibition explores regional differences in the use of raden while tracing its history.

Sat., January 9 - Sun., Februay 14, 2021

Gallery 1/2

Museum Collection Exhibition

Radiant Raden

Raden is a lacquer and woodworking inlay technique in which pieces of the gleaming mother-of-pearl layer of sea shells are cut into shapes to form motifs. This exhibition explores regional differences in the use of raden while tracing its history.

  • Gallery 5 : One Hundred Camellias: Camellias in Aristocrats' Diaries
  • Gallery 6 : First Tea of the New Year
  • Gallery 5 : Tales of Shapeshifters: Two Otogi-zōshi
  • Gallery 6 : Tea for the Hina Doll Festival

Thu., February 25 - Wed., March 31, 2021Gallery 1/2

Museum Collection Exhibition

The World of Official Painters

This exhibition presents work by artists in the service of the shogun or the imperial court in the Muromachi through the Edo periods, including Shūbun and members of the Tosa and Kanō schools.

Thu., February 25 - Wed., March 31, 2021

Gallery 1/2

Museum Collection Exhibition

The World of Official Painters

This exhibition presents work by artists in the service of the shogun or the imperial court in the Muromachi through the Edo periods, including Shūbun and members of the Tosa and Kanō schools.

  • Gallery 5 : Tales of Shapeshifters: Two Otogi-zōshi
  • Gallery 6 : Tea for the Hina Doll Festival
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