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“Can’t Read It, but I Like It!”: Calligraphy in the Nezu Collection (Saturday, July 16 - Sunday, August 21, 2022)

Gallery 2

Gallery 2

“Can’t Read It, but I Like It!”: Calligraphy in the Nezu Collection (cont'd)
In the Momoyama through the Edo periods, calligraphy developed a variety of twists and turns, as many styles developed. In Gallary 2, let us consider the diverse types of calligraphy created by people during those centuries.
Calligraphy
Draft of a Poem
By Ryōkan
Japan Edo period, 19th century
Nezu Museum
Gift of Akiyama Jun'ichi

Entrance Hall - Gallery 3

Entrance Hall - Gallery 3

The Allure of Buddhist Art:Small Gilded Buddhist Statues and Buddhist Implements in Japan
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.
Gallery 3 presents Japanese gilded Buddhist statues and Buddhist implements.
Sculpture
Standing Kannon-bosatsu(Avalokiteśvara)
Gilded bronze
Japan Nara period, 8th century
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 BC) dynasty vessels, the pinnacle production period of this medium.
Archaeological MaterialsImportant Cultural Property
Double-Ram Zun
Bronze
China; probably Hunan province, 13-11th centuries B.C.
Nezu Museum

Gallery 5

Gallery 5

Poets Reflected in Noh Masks and Costumes
The chants that make up the librettos for Noh plays are often connected to waka poetry. In this exhibition, we introduce programs in which poets appear, through Noh masks and costumes selected from our collection.
Sculpture
Noh Mask: Chūjō
With branded mark “Deme Tōsui”
Japan Edo period, dated 1721
Nezu Museum 

Gallery 6

Gallery 6

Coolness in the Heat: An Assemblage for the Summer
For a tea gathering at the height of summer, we have created an assemblage of tea utensils to convey a sense of cool. Please enjoy the approximately twenty pieces we have combined to refresh amidst the heat.
Ceramics
Tea Bowls with Plum Design
Cizhou ware group, e-gōrai type
China Ming dynasty, 16th 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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