|Closed||Mondays, except September 19, October 10 and closed on september 20, October 11|
|Hours||10 a.m. - 5 p.m.（last entry: 4:30 p.m.）|
|General admission||Adult 1300 yen, Student 1000 yen|
It was a maki-e lacquerware purchase that suddenly placed Nezu Kaichirō, Sr., in the limelight as a collector. He had long yearned to own Writing Box, known as Hana no Shirakawa, a famous Muromachi period (1392-1568) maki-e work. When it was being auctioned off in 1906, he acquired it for what was then an astonishingly high price. He continued to collect maki-e lacquerware for the rest of his life. This exhibition is the first opportunity to introduce, as a group, the superb maki-e works that Kaichirō collected. It includes many works of great significance in the history of maki-e from his richly varied collection. The exhibits are arranged by use, combined with brief introductions to the techniques used. The seventy pieces, some familiar, others being displayed for the first time, provide a delightful introduction to the resplendent world of maki-e.