Sunday, March 26, 2017

Tea Houses and Buddhism at Nezu

Tea Houses are all over the grounds. They are used for private tea ceremonies, where nature combines with the aromatics of tea along with the influence of Buddhism.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Shishi-odoshi at Nezu


Serenity of the Garden at Nezu Museum

While the museum is a wonderful experience, walking the garden grounds takes you back to old Japan where a tea ceremony would take place in one of the several cottages that lie in the landscape, as a part of nature.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Walking the grounds at Nezu Museum

Walking the garden grounds that surrounds Nezu Museum, it takes you away from the fact that you are in central Tokyo and into the serenity of a garden oasis surrounded by the presence of nature, peace and the serenity of the presence of Buddhism.

Nezu Museum is about 10 minutes from Omotesandō Station
Omotesandō Station

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Nezu Museum

The Nezu Museum first opened its doors, in the Minami Aoyama district of Tokyo in 1941, thanks to a bequest from Nezu Kaichiro I. Set on a massive site covering more than 20,000 square meters, the Musuem is surround by a Japanese garden rich with mature tress and foliage that reflects the four seasons, along with tea houses scattered around an extensive pond.

Today the Museum is home to a diverse collection of Japanese and East Asian arts ranging from painting and calligraphy to sculpture, ceramics, lacquer ware, textiles and archaeological materials. The collection of more than 7,400 items proudly includes 7 works designated as National Treasures, along with 87 Important Cultural Properties and 94 Important Art Objects.

Nezu Museum
6-5-1 Minami-Aoyama
Minato-Ku, Tokyo  107-0062
Phone: +81-3-3400-2536
Fax: +81-3-3400-2436