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TOKYO

“Chinese Ceramics, Lacquer and Bronzes”

NEZU MUSEUM

by Monica Tandung

Staff Writer

To celebrate the recent donations to it of works from three important art collections, Nezu Museum is holding an exhibition of Chinese ceramics, lacquerware and a bronzeware.

The Fujisaki Collection offers a range of ceramics, including jars and vases, featuring decorative designs from different periods. The Nagata Collection presents carved lacquerware samples from the Song Dynasty (960-1279), a period famous for unique designs and colorful layers. Other lacquerware styles such as mother-of-pearl inlaid work are also on show.

The new bronzeware work is a rare 12th-century cup and stand donated by world-renowned bronze specialist, Sammy Yukuan Lee.

In total, 82 Chinese works covering the Tang to Qing dynasties will be on show; till Dec. 25.

Nezu Museum; (03) 3400-2536; 6-5-1 Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku; 8-min walk from Exit A5 of Omotesando Station, Ginza, Hanzomon and Chiyoda lines. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. ¥900. Closed Mon. www.nezu-muse.or.jp.