Nezu Museum: Feel the Beauty of Japanese Art
Nezu Museum (根津美術館) is an art museum in Aoyama, Tokyo. The museum was founded by Nezu Kaichiro in 1940 and holds the provate collection of…
Nezu Museum (根津美術館) is an art museum in Aoyama, Tokyo. The museum was founded by Nezu Kaichiro in 1940 and holds the provate collection of pre-modern Japanese and East Asian art of the founder himself. The museum was closed due to large-scale renovation and re-opened in 2009 with a completely new building.
The must-see piece of the museum is a pair of Edo period folding “screens of Irises” by Ogata Kōrin. The collection includes paintings, calligraphy, sculpture, ceramics, textiles, archaeological materials and so on.
Nezu Museum is also known for its sophisticated Japanese-style garden and the museum complex also includes traditional tea house, shop and cafe.
Access: 8 mins walk from Omotesando station Exit 5A
Hours: 10:00 to 17:00
Admission fee: Special exhibitions 1,300 yen/Museum collection exhibition 1,100 yen
Genre: Japanese and East Asian art
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