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The Wonders of Buddhist Ritual Implements (Saturday, Feburary 18 – Friday, March 31, 2023)

Gallery 2

Gallery 2

The Wonders of Buddhist Ritual Implements (cont'd)
This gallery features the Buddhist beliefs among women and the works of art relating to them.
Textiles
Banners with Flowers, Fans and Vertical Wavy Line Design
Japan Edo period, dated 1847
National Museum of Japanese History

Entrance Hall - Gallery 3

Entrance Hall - Gallery 3

The Allure of Buddhist Art: Devas
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 features sculptures of three devas including Taishaku-ten (Śakra) and Bishamon-ten (Vaiśravaṇa).
Sculpture
Standing Zōchō-ten (Virūdhaka)
Polychrome on wood
Japan Heian period, 12th 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

The Nishida Collection Premiere, I: IMARI
In 2021, the Nezu Museum received the donation of a collection of 169 art-craft objects, principally ceramics from the East and the West, from Nishida Hiroko, Advisor to our museum.We are delighted to unveil a selection of the superb works in that gift in a series of three exhibitions. This exhibition, the first, presents Imari ceramics from Arita in Hizen province (now Saga prefecture).
Ceramics
Dish with Coat of Arms Design
Hizen ware
Japan Edo period, 18th century
Nezu Museum, Gift of Nishida Hiroko

Gallery 6

Gallery 6

Hanadoki: Tea Amid Spring Flowers
Hanadoki refers to the season when flowers are at their glory and specifically to spring, when the cherry blossoms bloom. We have assembled about twenty tea utensils for this season in which we enjoy the glorious arrival of spring.
Calligraphy
Tsurayukishū-gire, Fragment from the Tsurayukishū Poetry Anthology
Attributed to Fujiwara no Kōzei
Japan Heian period, 11th 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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