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‘Masterpieces of Arts and Crafts in the Prince Arisugawa and Prince Takamatsu Families’

THE UENO ROYAL MUSEUM

by Marie Omata

Staff Writer

To commemorate the 125th anniversary of the Japan Art Association, The Ueno Royal Museum is presenting a collection of arts and crafts that once belonged to the Arisugawa (1835-1895) and Takamatsu (1905-1987) imperial families.

The artifacts, many of which were part of an extremely popular exhibition held at the museum in 1995, offer insight into the history of the two families and include a number of historically significant pieces. In addition, a traditional dinner set once used by the Arisugawa family and recently donated to the museum, will be on show. The Japan Art Association is the country’s oldest art association and played a major role in the promotion of arts during the Meiji Era (1868-1912) and Showa Era (1926-1989); May 21-July 14.

The Ueno Royal Museum; (03) 3833-4191; 1-2, Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo; Ueno Station, JR Yamanote Line. 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. (Fri. till 7 p.m.). ¥1,000. Closed on June 17. www.ueno-mori.org/yukarinomeihin