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Tokyo Sights

Idemitsu Museum of Art (Idemitsu Bijutsukan)

Updated 08/19/2013

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The strength of the collection in these four spacious, well-designed rooms lies in the Tang- and Song-dynasty Chinese porcelain and in the Japanese ceramics—including works by Nonomura Ninsei and Ogata Kenzan. On display are masterpieces of Old Seto, Oribe, Old Kutani, Karatsu, and Kakiemon ware. The museum also houses outstanding examples of Zen painting and calligraphy, wood-block prints, and genre paintings of the Edo period. Of special interest to scholars is the

resource collection of shards from virtually every pottery-making culture of the ancient world. The museum is on the ninth floor of the Teikoku Gekijo building, which looks down upon the lavish Imperial Garden.

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Sight Information

Address:

3–1–1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-0005, Japan

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Phone:

03-3213–9402

Sight Details:

  • ¥1,000
  • Tues.–Thurs. and weekends 10–5, Fri. 10–7

Updated 08/19/2013

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