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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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  • July 22, 2017
    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 d...  more »
  • March 22, 2017
    This private museum every year in spring and autumn (d) period but does not open. Spring early March-early June, autumn early September-early December each doing the permanent collection exhibition, in 3 months. Otherwise closed, so visitor's website and check in advance for that. 2017 spring went to the exhibition. Arrived in about 10 minutes by bus from JR Sumiyoshi station, and using public transportation. Bus stop in front of the hotel is. You can also walk from Hankyu mikage station is so so tight uphill to mature spicy is. After 13 o'clock on weekdays, enter guest appearance is rarely, able to leisurely around the hotel. Admission is \800 (tax included). Items here are things to see such as painting or as early Chinese bronzes and ceramics. On this first visit, treasure had not compound several exhibits and a fuller appreciation time. Kanō motonobu was Shin four seasons birds & landscape was a replica. So tangible cultural heritage is the main building itself, you can enjoy the modern architecture of the early Showa era. Exhibition room is a bright Hall on the first floor and second floor, both with natural light. Have enough exhibit space, and taken item by item how deeply appreciate polite and quiet is good. Front left the building has the appearance of the concrete-block building, exhibition hall of the Persian rug collection. Admission is included in the main building is. Unlike the main building and dropped the light during the dark atmosphere. And also, on the first floor and second floor, weave carpets and materials, by country categories were detailed. I thought might be a dark discoloration of the carpet to avoid a little brighter and can appreciate the subtleties. Apart from the main's attractions here. You can see the great contemporary art from the collection are thousands of hundreds of carefully selected exhibition replacement in the spring and fall. Nothing to compare and near here, even as private museums HK Museum of art is on level. Post, Fort label Web site, the visitors get one cup of white cranes, but the service is not doing now.
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  • December 8, 2016
    See Kobe Ocean Hill. Behind the mountain quickly, leaves were beautiful with gardens. In the retro architecture especially crane yokoana, lighting and ceiling design is seen in some places, has absorbed every detail. Exhibition is commentary also convey more passion of the curator. Because it showcases too retro, and nowadays rare in natural light from the window works appreciation should very well know is very good. Typical negative point is not heating or indoor as outdoor cold. (In December. )
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