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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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  • The Hakutsuru museum presents a good and detailed exhibition about the making of sake (complete with life-size reproductions of the sake crafts) and in a welcome difference to the rest of museums in J...  more »
  • I am actually living in Japan for few months, and so I thought I should go visit this museum ! I saw it from the Sumiyoshi River, and I loved it !! It was so beautiful, the typical building and garden...  more »
  • You can enjoy not only exhibition but also the beautiful traditional Japanese building and Japanese garden where is a little water fall and stream .You must be relaxing so much. It's open spring and f...  more »