|Closed||Mondays, except 9/21, 10/12, 11/2, and closed on 10/13|
|Hours||10 am to 5 pm
(entrance closed at 4:30 pm)
|General admission||Adult 1200 yen, Student 1000 yen|
The founding of the Nezu Museum was initiated by Nezu Kaichirō I (1860-1940) and fully realized under Kaichirō II. Disheartened by the flood of classical East Asian arts abandoned and leaving for abroad after Meiji Restoration, the Kaichirō I accelerated his passion for collecting the artworks and determined to counteract this outflow of heritage. His son established the museum in accordance with his father’s will in 1940, and further safeguarded the precious artworks through the unsettled wartime years that followed. Today, the museum collection numbers more than 7400 objects, including seven National Treasures and 87 Important Cultural Properties.
In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the foundation of the museum, this exhibition focuses in particular on paintings, calligraphies, and tea utensils. We hope that you enjoy tracing the development of the Nezu Collection through these various masterpieces.