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Concurrent Exhibitions

Concurrent Exhibitions

Fusuma Paintings in the Shogun’s Residence: Muromachi Splendor Seen Through Folding Screens (Thursday, November 3 – Sunday, December 4, 2022)

Gallery 2

Gallery 2

Fusuma Paintings in the Shoguns' Residence: Muromachi Splendor Seen Through Folding Screens (cont'd)
This gallery features Japansese famouse places paintings and bird-and-flower paintings.
Painting
Birds and Flowers of the Four Seasons
By Kanō Shōei
Six panel folding screen; ink and color on gold foiled paper
Japan Muromachi period, 16th century
Yamaguchi Prefectural Art Museum

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

Chōshitsu: Chinese Carved Lacquer
Chōshitsu, carved lacquer, is created by building up layers of lacquer and then engraving a design in them. Chinese carved lacquer wares were highly regarded in Japan. Here we introduce several such works that have been carefully handed down in Japan.
Lacquer
Box with Peony Design
Carved lacquer on wood
China Ming dynasty, Yongle era (1403-24)
Nezu Museum

Gallery 6

Gallery 6

The Tea New Year: Breaking the Seat of the New Tea
In the world of tea, November is the month for breaking the seal on the tea leaf storage jar and partaking of the year’s new tea. We have prepared an assemblage of about twenty tea utensils suitable for the seal-breaking tea gathering, an occasion known as the Tea New Year.
Ceramics
Tea Leaf Storage Jar, Named Shikoku-zaru
Fujian ware group
China Yuan dynasty, 14th 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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