Nov 10, 2015

'Generations of Mitsui Family Treasures'


Nov. 14-Jan. 23 This year is the 10th anniversary of Mitsui Memorial Museum and the 50th anniversary of its original name, Mitsui Bunko. Mitsui Bunko museum was established in 1965 by the Mitsui Group, one of the world’s largest corporate groups, and became known ...

'Demitasse Cosmos: Glitter of Jewelry'

Feb 5, 2015

'Demitasse Cosmos: Glitter of Jewelry'


Since coffee was their common interest, Yasuhiro and Tomiko Suzuki started collecting demitasse together after they were married more than 40 years ago. They bought one cup and saucer each month, accumulating a diverse collection of more than 500 sets. According to the couple, ...

'Hina Dolls of  the Mitsui Family'

Feb 5, 2014

'Hina Dolls of the Mitsui Family'


In Japan, girls are traditionally given hina doll sets, which are put on display throughout the Hinamatsuri (Girls’ Festival) season in March each year. Usually, each girl of the family will receive her own set, which she keeps throughout her life. This exhibition displays ...

Mar 6, 2011

Minding the tensions over changes in China

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The closing decade of the 20th century offered a crystal ball for anyone peering into the future of the Asia-Pacific region. Japan’s economy, once the region’s leader, was “lost” after its asset bubble burst, whereas China overcame the economic stagnation that followed the Tiananmen ...