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2022

  • Gallery 5 : One Hundred Camellias, with the Debut of House of Pleasure
  • Gallery 6 : First Tea Gathering: Celebrating the New Year

Sat., January 8 - Sun., February 13, 2022Gallery 1/2

Museum Collection Exhibition

The Power of Pattern: Hand in Hand with Technique [End]

Technique and design have mutual relationship of creating and being created. Through textiles and other craft objects including ceramics and lacquerware, please enjoy the world created when design and technique are one.

Sat., January 8 - Sun., February 13, 2022

Gallery 1/2

Museum Collection Exhibition

The Power of Pattern: Hand in Hand with Technique [End]

Technique and design have mutual relationship of creating and being created. Through textiles and other craft objects including ceramics and lacquerware, please enjoy the world created when design and technique are one.

  • Gallery 5 : One Hundred Camellias, with the Debut of House of Pleasure
  • Gallery 6 : First Tea Gathering: Celebrating the New Year
  • Gallery 5 : Samurai Artists
  • Gallery 6 : A Tea Gathering in Mid Spring

Sat., February 26 – Thu., March 31, 2022Gallery 1/2

Museum Collection Exhibition

The Power of Form: Captivating Material [End]

A vessel free of decoration gives a direct sense of the power of its materials and design. Here we introduce those compelling qualities, mainly through lacquerware, ancient and modern.

Sat., February 26 – Thu., March 31, 2022

Gallery 1/2

Museum Collection Exhibition

The Power of Form: Captivating Material [End]

A vessel free of decoration gives a direct sense of the power of its materials and design. Here we introduce those compelling qualities, mainly through lacquerware, ancient and modern.

  • Gallery 5 : Samurai Artists
  • Gallery 6 : A Tea Gathering in Mid Spring
  • Gallery 5 : The Many Delights of Poetic Inscriptions
  • Gallery 6 : Tea Gathering in Early Summer: The Brazier Season Begins

Saturday, April 16 - Sunday, May 15, 2022Gallery 1/2

Special Exhibition

A Tea Gathering with the Irises Screens: An Assemblage from May, 1937 [End]

In May, 1937, Nezu Kaichiro, Sr. (1860-1940) held a tea gathering at which he showed the Irises screens. For this exhibition, we have recreated the splendid assemblage of tea utensils and paintings from that gathering.

Saturday, April 16 - Sunday, May 15, 2022

Gallery 1/2

Special Exhibition

A Tea Gathering with the Irises Screens: An Assemblage from May, 1937 [End]

In May, 1937, Nezu Kaichiro, Sr. (1860-1940) held a tea gathering at which he showed the Irises screens. For this exhibition, we have recreated the splendid assemblage of tea utensils and paintings from that gathering.

  • Gallery 5 : The Many Delights of Poetic Inscriptions
  • Gallery 6 : Tea Gathering in Early Summer: The Brazier Season Begins
  • Gallery 5 : Custom-Made Imports Commissioned by Tea Masters
  • Gallery 6 : Tea Gathering in the Rainy Season

Saturday, May 28 - Sunday, July 3, 2022Gallery 1/2

Museum Collection Exhibition

Amida Nyorai: Yearning for the Pure Land [End]

Amida Nyorai (Amitabha) is a Buddha almost everyone is familiar with. This exhibition presents an overview of the spread of faith in Amida in Japan. Its focus is Buddhist paintings from the collection, including works from Goryeo period Korea.

Saturday, May 28 - Sunday, July 3, 2022

Gallery 1/2

Museum Collection Exhibition

Amida Nyorai: Yearning for the Pure Land [End]

Amida Nyorai (Amitabha) is a Buddha almost everyone is familiar with. This exhibition presents an overview of the spread of faith in Amida in Japan. Its focus is Buddhist paintings from the collection, including works from Goryeo period Korea.

  • Gallery 5 : Custom-Made Imports Commissioned by Tea Masters
  • Gallery 6 : Tea Gathering in the Rainy Season
  • Gallery 5 : Poets Reflected in Noh Masks and Costumes
  • Gallery 6 : Coolness in the Heat: An Assemblage for the Summer

Saturday, July 16 - Sunday, August 21, 2022Gallery 1/2

Museum Collection Exhibition

Can’t Read It, but I like It! -Calligraphy in the Nezu Collection [End]

Masterworks of calligraphy from the Nezu Collection are presented in this exhibition, with helpful points for appreciating variant and highly individual styles of writing.

Saturday, July 16 - Sunday, August 21, 2022

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Museum Collection Exhibition

Can’t Read It, but I like It! -Calligraphy in the Nezu Collection [End]

Masterworks of calligraphy from the Nezu Collection are presented in this exhibition, with helpful points for appreciating variant and highly individual styles of writing.

  • Gallery 5 : Poets Reflected in Noh Masks and Costumes
  • Gallery 6 : Coolness in the Heat: An Assemblage for the Summer
  • Gallery 5 : Learning from Shards: Japanese Ceramics
  • Gallery 6 : A Sip of Tea for a Clear Autumn Day

Saturday, September 10 - Sunday, October 16, 2022Gallery 1/2

Museum Collection Exhibition

Simply Maki-e: Showcasing Lacquerware from the Nezu Collection [End]

Enjoy the maki-e lacquer in the Nezu Collection, shown en masse for the first time. From familiar pieces to works unveiled for the first time, they offer a delightful combination of precise technique and golden brilliance.

Saturday, September 10 - Sunday, October 16, 2022

Gallery 1/2

Museum Collection Exhibition

Simply Maki-e: Showcasing Lacquerware from the Nezu Collection [End]

Enjoy the maki-e lacquer in the Nezu Collection, shown en masse for the first time. From familiar pieces to works unveiled for the first time, they offer a delightful combination of precise technique and golden brilliance.

  • Gallery 5 : Learning from Shards: Japanese Ceramics
  • Gallery 6 : A Sip of Tea for a Clear Autumn Day
  • Gallery 5 : Chinese Carved Lacquer
  • Gallery 6 : The Tea New Year: Breaking the Seal on the New Tea

Thursday, November 3 - Sunday, December 4, 2022Gallery 1/2

Special Exhibition

Fusuma Paintings in the Shoguns’ Residence [End]

Fusuma, opaque sliding screens used as partitions, may bear paintings. We reproduce how those now-lost fusuma paintings adorned the residence of the Ashikaga Shoguns, through folding screen paintings from the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries.

Thursday, November 3 - Sunday, December 4, 2022

Gallery 1/2

Special Exhibition

Fusuma Paintings in the Shoguns’ Residence [End]

Fusuma, opaque sliding screens used as partitions, may bear paintings. We reproduce how those now-lost fusuma paintings adorned the residence of the Ashikaga Shoguns, through folding screen paintings from the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries.

  • Gallery 5 : Chinese Carved Lacquer
  • Gallery 6 : The Tea New Year: Breaking the Seal on the New Tea
  • Gallery 5 : The Landscape
  • Gallery 6 : Tea on New Year's Eve: Welcoming the New Year

Saturday, December 17, 2022 - Sunday, February 5, 2023Gallery 1/2

Museum Collection Exhibition

The Art of Cultural Amusement

Amusements, which enrich everyday life, also inspired us to learn and polish literary, martial, and other skills . Through calligraphy and paintings, we explore the many faces of the amusements as cultural practices.

Saturday, December 17, 2022 - Sunday, February 5, 2023

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Museum Collection Exhibition

The Art of Cultural Amusement

Amusements, which enrich everyday life, also inspired us to learn and polish literary, martial, and other skills . Through calligraphy and paintings, we explore the many faces of the amusements as cultural practices.

  • Gallery 5 : The Landscape
  • Gallery 6 : Tea on New Year's Eve: Welcoming the New Year
  • Gallery 5 : The Nishida Collection Premiere, I: IMARI
  • Gallery 6 : Tea Amid Spring Flowers

Saturday, February 18 - Friday, March 31, 2023Gallery 1/2

Museum Collection Exhibition

The Wonders of Buddhist Ritual Implements

Buddhist ritual implements can be puzzling at first glance . This exhibition spotlights how they are used, guided by examples in superb works of Buddhist art.

Saturday, February 18 - Friday, March 31, 2023

Gallery 1/2

Museum Collection Exhibition

The Wonders of Buddhist Ritual Implements

Buddhist ritual implements can be puzzling at first glance . This exhibition spotlights how they are used, guided by examples in superb works of Buddhist art.

  • Gallery 5 : The Nishida Collection Premiere, I: IMARI
  • Gallery 6 : Tea Amid Spring Flowers

2023

  • Gallery 5 : The Nishida Collection Premiere,Ⅱ:Chinese Ceramics and Lacquerware
  • Gallery 6 : Tea in Early Summer

Saturday, April 15 - Sunday, May 14, 2023Gallery 1/2

Special Exhibition

Irises Screens: The Age of Kōrin, 1658-1716

Ogata Kōrin’s Irises screens, the epitome of Genroku culture, are the heart of this exhibition, which presents six decades of art history through paintings from the early to mid Edo periods.

Saturday, April 15 - Sunday, May 14, 2023

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Special Exhibition

Irises Screens: The Age of Kōrin, 1658-1716

Ogata Kōrin’s Irises screens, the epitome of Genroku culture, are the heart of this exhibition, which presents six decades of art history through paintings from the early to mid Edo periods.

  • Gallery 5 : The Nishida Collection Premiere,Ⅱ:Chinese Ceramics and Lacquerware
  • Gallery 6 : Tea in Early Summer
  • Gallery 5 : The Nishida Collection Premiere,Ⅲ:Ceramics and Lacquerware from the Netherlands,Vietnam, and More
  • Gallery 6 : Refreshing:Tea for Sultry Days

Saturday, May 27 - Sunday, July 2, 2023Gallery 1/2

Museum Collection Exhibition

Bodhisattva of Salvation: The Art of Jizō

Jizō-bosatsu, the Bodhisattva Kşitigarbha, is the most familiar, and most beloved, Buddhist deity in Japan. In this exhibition, we share that love through Buddhist paintings and sculptures from our collection and other works related to Jizō.

Saturday, May 27 - Sunday, July 2, 2023

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Museum Collection Exhibition

Bodhisattva of Salvation: The Art of Jizō

Jizō-bosatsu, the Bodhisattva Kşitigarbha, is the most familiar, and most beloved, Buddhist deity in Japan. In this exhibition, we share that love through Buddhist paintings and sculptures from our collection and other works related to Jizō.

  • Gallery 5 : The Nishida Collection Premiere,Ⅲ:Ceramics and Lacquerware from the Netherlands,Vietnam, and More
  • Gallery 6 : Refreshing:Tea for Sultry Days
  • Gallery 5 : Noh Masks to Enjoy with Famous Tales
  • Gallery 6 : High Summer Tea

Saturday, July 15 - Sunday, August 20, 2023Gallery 1/2

Museum Collection Exhibition

Japanese Narrative Paintings

Picture scrolls and albums that combine texts and pictures, hanging scrolls and folding screens that depict one or multiple scenes: This exhibition introduces the delights of visual storytelling through a variety of works.

Saturday, July 15 - Sunday, August 20, 2023

Gallery 1/2

Museum Collection Exhibition

Japanese Narrative Paintings

Picture scrolls and albums that combine texts and pictures, hanging scrolls and folding screens that depict one or multiple scenes: This exhibition introduces the delights of visual storytelling through a variety of works.

  • Gallery 5 : Noh Masks to Enjoy with Famous Tales
  • Gallery 6 : High Summer Tea
  • Gallery 5 : The Nigatsudō Scorched Sutra:Still Gleaming Brightly
  • Gallery 6 : Tea for Moon Viewing

Saturday, September 2 - Sunday, October 15, 2023Gallery 1/2

Museum Collection Exhibition

Armor, Swords, and Sword Fittings:A Mitsumura Collection Digest

Mitsumura Toshimo, an entrepreneur and connoisseur, built a superb collection, now owned by the Nezu Museum, with sword fittings at its core.We introduce that collection, with armor also included in the display.

Saturday, September 2 - Sunday, October 15, 2023

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Museum Collection Exhibition

Armor, Swords, and Sword Fittings:A Mitsumura Collection Digest

Mitsumura Toshimo, an entrepreneur and connoisseur, built a superb collection, now owned by the Nezu Museum, with sword fittings at its core.We introduce that collection, with armor also included in the display.

  • Gallery 5 : The Nigatsudō Scorched Sutra:Still Gleaming Brightly
  • Gallery 6 : Tea for Moon Viewing
Image: TNM Image Archives
  • Gallery 6 : Northern Song Ceramics and Lacquerware:Works from the Nezu Collection

Friday, November 3 - Sunday, December 3, 2023Gallery 1/2/5

Special Exhibition

Masterpieces of Northern Song Paintings and Calligraphy

Li Gonglin (c. 1049-1106) was a distinguished Northern Song painter whose long-lost, almost mythical authentic painting, Five Horses (Tokyo National Museum, Japan), has now resurfaced after ninety years. That event has inspired this exhibition of a group of superb works by his contemporaries.

Friday, November 3 - Sunday, December 3, 2023

Image: TNM Image Archives
Gallery 1/2/5

Special Exhibition

Masterpieces of Northern Song Paintings and Calligraphy

Li Gonglin (c. 1049-1106) was a distinguished Northern Song painter whose long-lost, almost mythical authentic painting, Five Horses (Tokyo National Museum, Japan), has now resurfaced after ninety years. That event has inspired this exhibition of a group of superb works by his contemporaries.

  • Gallery 6 : Northern Song Ceramics and Lacquerware:Works from the Nezu Collection
  • Gallery 5 : Chinese Legends and Personae
  • Gallery 6 : Felicitous Tea Gathering to Wish for Good Fortune

Saturday, December 16, 2023 - Sunday, January 28, 2024Gallery 1/2

Museum Collection Exhibition

Embroidery and Weaving:The Gorgeous World of Japanese Textiles

Textiles, in all their variety, have long adorned human lives. Here we introduce textiles, from fragments from the Nara period (710-794) to Noh costumes and kosode kimono from the Edo period (1603-1868), focusing on embroidery and weaving from our collection.

Saturday, December 16, 2023 - Sunday, January 28, 2024

Gallery 1/2

Museum Collection Exhibition

Embroidery and Weaving:The Gorgeous World of Japanese Textiles

Textiles, in all their variety, have long adorned human lives. Here we introduce textiles, from fragments from the Nara period (710-794) to Noh costumes and kosode kimono from the Edo period (1603-1868), focusing on embroidery and weaving from our collection.

  • Gallery 5 : Chinese Legends and Personae
  • Gallery 6 : Felicitous Tea Gathering to Wish for Good Fortune
  • Gallery 5 : Hina Dolls and the One Hundred Camellias Scrolls
  • Gallery 6 : Spring Tea Gathering:with a Hanging Tea Kettle

Saturday, February 10 - Tuseday, March 26, 2024Gallery 1/2

Museum Collection Exhibition Gallery 1

Korean Ceramics

Gallery 2

The Mystery of the Okugōrai Tea Bowls

Examine the history of Korean ceramics, which have had a profound influence on ceramics in Japan, through our collection, and appreciate anew the fascination of tea bowls from Korea. Then continue your exploration in Gallery 2.

Saturday, February 10 - Tuseday, March 26, 2024

Gallery 1/2

Museum Collection Exhibition Gallery 1

Korean Ceramics

Gallery 2

The Mystery of the Okugōrai Tea Bowls

Examine the history of Korean ceramics, which have had a profound influence on ceramics in Japan, through our collection, and appreciate anew the fascination of tea bowls from Korea. Then continue your exploration in Gallery 2.

  • Gallery 5 : Hina Dolls and the One Hundred Camellias Scrolls
  • Gallery 6 : Spring Tea Gathering:with a Hanging Tea Kettle
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