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Hakutsuru Museum, Kobe

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Hakutsuru Fine Art Museum opened in 1934 in Kobe, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan to display the collection of Kanō Jihei, seventh head of the Hakutsu Sake Brewing Company. As such it was one of the first private museums in Japan. The collection of some 1450 items includes two National Treasures and twenty-two Important Cultural Properties.CollectionThe collection includes Chinese bronzes; Chinese ceramics; silverware, mirrors, and jewelry; writings; and paintings. The two National Treasures in the collection are two Nara-period scrolls from the Sutra of the Wise and Foolish attributed to Emperor Shōmu and seventy-one scrolls of the Nara to Edo periods of the Instruction manual on the Nirvana Sutra. There is also a gold necklace with jadeite magatama dating to the Kofun period (ICP).BuildingsThe reinforced concrete Honkan (main building) with copper-tiled roof, earthen storeroom, and office building, all dating to 1934, and chashitsu or tea house of 1929 are Registered Tangible Cultural Properties. A new wing was opened in 1995 to exhibit Near Eastern carpets.
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  • The museum is famous for its world-class collection of ancient Chinese bronze work, but it also holds valuable collection of other art works, such as porcelain, lacquer ware, and painting...  more »
  • It was a very good surprise. All is very well explicated with videos in english allowing to understand demonstrations. There is also free wifi with qr codes to flash to have written explanations. We.....  more »
  • Very impressed place.
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