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Kyoto Sights

Sen-oku Hakuko Kan (Sumitomo Collection)

  • 24 Miyanomae-cho Map It
  • Sakyō-ku

Updated 09/23/2013

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This refined museum presents the extraordinary collection of ancient Chinese bronzes collected by Kichizaemon Sumitomo for more than 30 years, until his death in 1926. As 15th head of the Sumitomo family, widely known for its expertise in electric wire manufacturing, Kichizaemon's interest in metal was as artistic as scientific. In the years following the collapse of Qing Dynasty in 1912, when many of China's treasures appeared in foreign markets, Kichizaemon amassed the

most outstanding collection outside China. The Sumitomo Collection represents objects crafted more than 3,000 years ago during the Shang and Zhou periods (1600–221 BC) as well as some more recent: ritual implements, musical instruments, mirrors, bells, and calligraphy.

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24 Miyanomae-cho, Shishigadani, Kyōto, 606-8431, Japan

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Sight Details:

  • ¥730
  • Tues.–Sun. 10:30–5

Updated 09/23/2013


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