‘The Great Masterpieces of Museum’s Collection: “Red and White Plum Blossoms” and “Tea-leaf Jar With a Design of Wisteria” ‘



Staff Writer

Jan. 29-March 6

This special exhibition of the MOA Museum of Art’s masterpieces, showcases some of the most prized works in its collection. As a last hurrah before the museum temporarily closes for 11 months for renovations from March, this exhibition illustrates the museum’s history of art curation, looking back as far as its establishment by Mokichi Okada in 1982.

Centered around Ogata Korin’s “Red and White Plum Blossoms” screens and Kyoto ceramicist Nonomura Ninsei’s “Tea-leaf Jar With a Design of Wisteria” — both Edo Period (1603-1868) works — this exhibition features around 3,500 pieces, including 65 Important Cultural Properties and three national treasures.

MOA Museum of Art; 26-2 Momoyama-cho, Atami, Shizuoka. Atami Stn. 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. ¥1,600. Closed Thu. 0557-84-2511; www.moaart.or.jp