The Nezu Museum is known both for a unique collection of national treasures from Korea, China, and Japan and for its garden, laid out magnificently around the building.
Close to 7,000 pieces were brought together in the early 20th century by Kaichiro Nezu, president of the Tobu Railway and a great connoisseur of pre-modern art. His son, Kaichiro Junior, decided to create this foundation upon the death of his father in 1940, to honour his passion and to preserve the quality of the collection. Paintings, calligraphy, sculpture, ceramics, lacquer, wood and bamboo artisanal objects, textiles, armour, and even archaeological specimens make up the collections of this unique museum.
You can complete your visit with a walk in the traditional Japanese garden, which highlights bamboo and maple, with Buddha statues spread out on the moss of the forest undergrowth. The garden offers close to 1,700 square metres to explore it is a veritable ode to plant life in the very centre of the city.
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