|Closed||Mondays and Dec. 25 – Jan. 4 for the New Year holidays|
|Hours||10 a.m. - 5 p.m.（last entry: 4:30 p.m.）|
|General admission (On-line timed-entry tickets)||Adult 1300 yen, Student 1000 yen|
The use of diverse forms of weaving and embroidery to decorate textiles has long been regarded in Japan as a marker of high status. Throughout the ages, embroidery and dyeing have been combined to embellish kosode (short-sleeved kimono) and massive, dignified weaves frequently used in Noh costumes. The foundation of the Nezu Museum collection was laid by Nezu Kaichirō, Sr. (1860-1940), who was renowned for his magnificent collection of classic art and whose passion for collecting included textiles. In this exhibition, we introduce a wide range of works, primarily from Kaichirō’s collection, that display the brilliance of weaving and embroidery techniques, including ancient textile fragments preserved at Hōryūji Temple and the Shōsōin Repository, Buddhist kesa (stoles) and altar cloths, karaori and nuihaku (embroidery and gold or silver foil) Noh costumes, and Edo-period kosode.
During the year’s biggest turning point, from year end to the new year, please enjoy this cornucopia of gorgeous and majestic textiles.