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During “Traditional Art with Counting Songs: Works with Numbers in their Titles" (Saturday, June 1 – Monday, July 15, 2024)

Gallery 2

Gallery 2

“Traditional Art with Counting Songs: Works with Numbers in their Titles" (cont'd)
In Gallery 2, titled “Buddhist Art Brimming with Numbers”, please enjoy Buddhist paintings, statues, sutra copies and ritual equipment by noting the numbers in their titles.
PaintingImportant Cultural Property
Fifty-five Spiritual Teachers described in the Kegonkyō (Buddhāvataṃsaka Sūtra)
Japan Heian period, 12th century
Nezu Museum

Entrance Hall - Gallery 3

Entrance Hall - Gallery 3

The Allure of Buddhist Art: Small Gilded Buddhist Statues and Buddhist Implements from 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 small gilded Buddhist statues and copper Buddhist implements with Buddhist images rendered on them.
Sculpture
Standing Kannon-bosatsu(Avalokiteśvara)
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

Edo to Tokyo: Craft Arts in Turbulent Times
In 1867, the Tokugawa Shogunate collapsed. The new Meiji government promoted drastic modernization, and Edo changed its name to Tokyo. Here we introduce primarily lacquerware and metal works produced by Tokyo artisans during that period of dramatic change.
Lacquer
Sliding Doors with Moonflower Design
Maki-e by Shibata Zeshin, ceramic by Miura Kenya
Japan Edo period, 19th century
Nezu Museum

Gallery 6

Gallery 6

Tea in Summer
The sixth month of the lunar calendar was called summer’s peak. Here we have brought together an assemblage of twenty tea utensils to evoke coolness and counter this season’s hot, humid weather, for an enjoyable summer tea gathering.
Ceramics
VTea Bowl, Named Ryōkyū
Kōrai-chawan group, ao-ido type
Korea Joseon 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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