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During "Tea Containers and Tea Bowls: Through the Eyes of a Connoisseur" Tuseday, June 1 - Sunday, July 11, 2021)

Gallery 2

Gallery 2

Tea Containers and Tea Bowls (cont'd)
You can see the materials attesting to the friendship between Takahashi Yoshio, the compiler and editor of that series, and Nezu Kaichirō, Sr., who built the foundations of our museum’s collection.
Ceramics
Flower Vase, named Jurōjin
Iga ware
Japan Momoyama-Edo periods, 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. Gallery 3 presents ancient gilded Buddhist statues and Buddhist implements from China and Korea.
Sculpture
Buddha Pentad
China Tang Dynasty, 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

Letters by Tea Masters
Reading letters written by men of tea, including invitations to tea gatherings, messages accompanying gifts of tea utensils, and requests to appraise them, helps us explore the writers’ personalities and social relationships.
Calligraphy
Letter
Kobori Enshū
Japan Edo period, 17th century
Nezu Museum

Gallery 6

Gallery 6

Tea in the Rainy Season
The rainy season, with its long spells of wet weather, tends to be gloomy. In the world of tea, utensils associated with rain and water are deliberately assembled in order to enjoy their seasonal charm.
Ceramics
Fresh Water Container with Dragon Design
Vietnam 17th 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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