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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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  • 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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  • From Sumiyoshi station followed by bus takes about 10 minutes. Mountain area is wind a scenic place. White crane Foundation is operated by the admission fee is 800 yen and the subtle content is very high.
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  • From mikage station is steep but pretty walk. What if I came to Kobe if you never stopped once. At least considerably off the beaten path was. Lovely building.
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