|Closed||Mondays, except May 2|
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.（last entry: 4:30 p.m.）
10 a.m. - 7 p.m. May 10-15 （last entry: 6:30 p.m.）
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Nezu Kaichirō, Sr. (tea name Seizan; 1860-1940), who laid the foundations of the Nezu Museum collection, would invite friends to his residence in Aoyama and occasionally display the Irises folding screens, by Ogata Kōrin. Here we recreate the tea assemblage he arranged for a May, 1937, tea gathering adorned by the Irises folding screens. Kaichirō would serve thick tea and kaiseki cuisine in his tea room, the Ikaruga An, and thin tea in the large sitting room attached to it. Later, he also organized flower-viewing events, at which he displayed the Irises in his reception room. This tea assemblage, which includes the Incense Container with Irises in Fans Design and the Writing Box with a Portrait of Narihira, attributed to Ogata Kōrin, gives a glimpse of how he selected works associated with the Irises and entertained his friends.