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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 [End]

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

Gallery 1/2

Special Exhibition

Irises Screens: The Age of Kōrin, 1658-1716 [End]

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 [End]

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

Gallery 1/2

Museum Collection Exhibition

Bodhisattva of Salvation: The Art of Jizō [End]

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 [End]

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 [End]

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 [End]

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

Gallery 1/2

Museum Collection Exhibition

Armor, Swords, and Sword Fittings:A Mitsumura Collection Digest [End]

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 [End]

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 [End]

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 [End]

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 [End]

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

Enchanting 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

Enchanting 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

2024

  • Gallery 5 : Greetings from the Other Side of the World! The Nezu Museum’s Andean Textiles
  • Gallery 6 : Tea Gathering as the Brazier Season Begins

Saturday, April 13 - Sunday, May 12, 2024Gallery 1/2

Special Exhibition

The Irises Screens, National Treasure: Japanese Art and Design

Ogata Kōrin’s Irises Screens embody, in their ultimate form, the design qualities inherent in Japanese art. This exhibition also considers the close relationship between painting and the craft arts.

Saturday, April 13 - Sunday, May 12, 2024

Gallery 1/2

Special Exhibition

The Irises Screens, National Treasure: Japanese Art and Design

Ogata Kōrin’s Irises Screens embody, in their ultimate form, the design qualities inherent in Japanese art. This exhibition also considers the close relationship between painting and the craft arts.

  • Gallery 5 : Greetings from the Other Side of the World! The Nezu Museum’s Andean Textiles
  • Gallery 6 : Tea Gathering as the Brazier Season Begins
  • Gallery 5 : Edo to Tokyo: Craft Arts in Turbulent Times
  • Gallery 6 : Tea in Summer

Saturday, June 1 - Monday, July 15, 2024Gallery 1/2

Museum Collection Exhibition

Traditional Art with Counting Songs: Works with Numbers in their Titles

Numbers in the titles of works have crucial meanings with respect to forms, colors, or motifs, for example. Counting is connected to understanding the work.

Saturday, June 1 - Monday, July 15, 2024

Gallery 1/2

Museum Collection Exhibition

Traditional Art with Counting Songs: Works with Numbers in their Titles

Numbers in the titles of works have crucial meanings with respect to forms, colors, or motifs, for example. Counting is connected to understanding the work.

  • Gallery 5 : Edo to Tokyo: Craft Arts in Turbulent Times
  • Gallery 6 : Tea in Summer
  • Gallery 6 : Tea Gathering in Memoriam

Saturday, July 27 - Sunday, August 25, 2024Gallery 1/2/5

Museum Collection Exhibition

Beautiful Buddhas: Masterpieces of Buddhist Painting from the Nezu Collection

Buddhist paintings are a core component of the Nezu Museum collection. Please enjoy superb works, including a National Treasure, from Japan and other East Asian countries.

Saturday, July 27 - Sunday, August 25, 2024

Gallery 1/2/5

Museum Collection Exhibition

Beautiful Buddhas: Masterpieces of Buddhist Painting from the Nezu Collection

Buddhist paintings are a core component of the Nezu Museum collection. Please enjoy superb works, including a National Treasure, from Japan and other East Asian countries.

  • Gallery 6 : Tea Gathering in Memoriam
  • Gallery 5 : Shades of White in Ceramics
  • Gallery 6 : The End of the Tea Year

Saturday, September 14 - Sunday, October 20, 2024Gallery 1/2

Museum Collection Exhibition

The Aesthetics of Summer and Autumn: Masterpieces by Suzuki Kiitsu and the Inen Seal Painter

In Japan, spring and autumn have long been beloved seasons, but in the early modern period, works combining summer and autumn also became popular. Enjoy, through works of art, the changing seasons, from early summer to late autumn.

Saturday, September 14 - Sunday, October 20, 2024

Gallery 1/2

Museum Collection Exhibition

The Aesthetics of Summer and Autumn: Masterpieces by Suzuki Kiitsu and the Inen Seal Painter

In Japan, spring and autumn have long been beloved seasons, but in the early modern period, works combining summer and autumn also became popular. Enjoy, through works of art, the changing seasons, from early summer to late autumn.

  • Gallery 5 : Shades of White in Ceramics
  • Gallery 6 : The End of the Tea Year
  • Gallery 5 : A Bird and Flower Paradise
  • Gallery 6 : Robiraki, the Opening the Hearth Tea Gathering e

Saturday, November 2 - Sunday, December 8, 2024Gallery 1/2

Special Exhibition

The Medicine Chest with Herb Design by Iizuka Tōyō I

The Medicine Chest with Herb Design was handed down in the Hachisuka family, lords of the Tokushima domain. We decipher, from the perspective of herbalism, the context in which it was made and also probe its maker, Iizuka Tōyō I.

Saturday, November 2 - Sunday, December 8, 2024

Gallery 1/2

Special Exhibition

The Medicine Chest with Herb Design by Iizuka Tōyō I

The Medicine Chest with Herb Design was handed down in the Hachisuka family, lords of the Tokushima domain. We decipher, from the perspective of herbalism, the context in which it was made and also probe its maker, Iizuka Tōyō I.

  • Gallery 5 : A Bird and Flower Paradise
  • Gallery 6 : Robiraki, the Opening the Hearth Tea Gathering e
  • Gallery 2 : A Single Line of Calligraphy
  • Gallery 5 : A Microcosmos of Ancient Chinese Mirrors
  • Gallery 6 : Tea Gathering for the New Year

Saturday, December 21, 2024 - Sunday, February 9, 2025Gallery 1

Museum Collection Exhibition

Detached Segments of Ancient Japanese Calligraphy: Shared Beauty

Dividing examples of ancient calligraphy into detached segments permits more people to appreciate them. Enjoy the beauty of these acclaimed calligraphic works and their highly individual fascination.

Saturday, December 21, 2024 - Sunday, February 9, 2025

Gallery 1

Museum Collection Exhibition

Detached Segments of Ancient Japanese Calligraphy: Shared Beauty

Dividing examples of ancient calligraphy into detached segments permits more people to appreciate them. Enjoy the beauty of these acclaimed calligraphic works and their highly individual fascination.

  • Gallery 2 : A Single Line of Calligraphy
  • Gallery 5 : A Microcosmos of Ancient Chinese Mirrors
  • Gallery 6 : Tea Gathering for the New Year
  • Gallery 5 : One Hundred Camellias: Camellia Gardening in the Edo Period 
  • Gallery 6 : Tea of Spring Sentiment

Saturday, February 22 - Sunday, March 30, 2025Gallery 1/2

Special Exhibition

Katagiri Sekishū:Tea in an Edo-period Samurai Household

Katagiri Sekishū (1605-73) was an early Edo-period daimyo tea master. This exhibition explores the achievements of the Sekishū style of tea, which spread among the warrior class during the Tokugawa shogunate.

Saturday, February 22 - Sunday, March 30, 2025

Gallery 1/2

Special Exhibition

Katagiri Sekishū:Tea in an Edo-period Samurai Household

Katagiri Sekishū (1605-73) was an early Edo-period daimyo tea master. This exhibition explores the achievements of the Sekishū style of tea, which spread among the warrior class during the Tokugawa shogunate.

  • Gallery 5 : One Hundred Camellias: Camellia Gardening in the Edo Period 
  • Gallery 6 : Tea of Spring Sentiment
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