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Recommend Museum

TOKYO NATIONAL MUSEUM

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The Tokyo National Museum is the oldest and largest museum in Japan, and its collection preserves over 110,000 art and archaeological objects from Japan and other parts of Asia.

(Fugaku36kei,at kanagawa; Katsushika Hokusai)


KYOTO NATIONAL MUSEUM

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Since its founding in 1897, the Kyoto National Museum-located in the early capital of Japan with its long history and rich culture has enjoyed many visitors. The cultural arts that flourished here spread to the rest of Japan, creating artistic expressions often defined as "Japanese." In this sense, most of what is called Japanese art and culture are closely connected to Kyoto. It is, thus, my wish that our Museum, while taking root in this historical city, will continue its endeavor in presenting Japanese art.
(Fujing-Raijing-zu byobu; Tawaraya Soutatsu)


NEZU Museum

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The museum's group of ancient Chinese bronzes is world famous. Other well-known works include Chinese Song/Yuan period paintings and calligraphy such as Fishing Village at Dusk by Muxi, and Quail attributed to LI Anzhong. Japanese religious paintings are well represented by such Buddhist works as Dainichi Nyorai (Mahavairocana) and the Kongokai (Diamond) Mandala, and the famed Shinto painting, Nachi Waterfall. The museum has extensive holdings of paintings and ceramics from after the fifteenth century and has become best known for the folding-screen painting Irises.
(Irises; Ogata Korin.)


BRIDGESTONE Museum of Art

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The Bridgestone Museum of Art has a collection of around 1,600 works of art, chiefly Impressionists, Post-Impressionists and twentieth-century art.

(Saltimbanque Seated with Arms Crossed; Pablo Picasso 1923)


IDEMITSU Museum of Arts

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The Idemitsu Collection includes representative works of Eastern Asian antiques, gathered over some 70 years by Sazo Idemitsu. Thier collection includes Japanese painting (yamato-e, rimpa, bunjin-ga, ukiyo-e, and works by Sengai and modern painter Kosugi Hōan, etc.) and calligraphy, East Asian ceramics (Chinese, Japanese, and Korean wares, and works of modern potter, Itaya Hazan, etc.). The collection also has works of Western painters (Georges Rouault and Sam Francis). The total works number some fifteen thousand items, including two National Treasures and fifty-one Important Cultural Properties.
(Ko-Kutani plate; 17th century)


OHARA Museum of Art

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In 1930, to commemorate Kojima Torajiro, a Western-style painter who died the previous year, Kurashiki entrepreneur, Ohara Magosaburo, founded the Ohara Museum of Art. This private museum, featuring Western art, is the oldest in Japan.
Magosaburo, well-known as a collector of Japanese art, highly respected Torajiro's talent and his humble attitude towords art, and sent Torajiro to Europe three times. Torajiro studied art in Europe and, at the same time, with Magosaburo's superb European artwork, choosing pieces through the sense of beauty that he possessed as a Japanese artist.

(Land scape; Paul Cezanne 1887)


About me

Kanetsugu Ishizawa
Japan

I introduce you to what a wonderful pottery and porcelain world.