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Exhibition February 28 − September 4, 2018

The Charm Of Japan. Landmarks of Japanese artistic culture of the XVII–XX centuries

A unique exhibition "The Charm Of Japan" from the collection of the State historical Museum and the collection of AG Egorova presents over 100 unique examples of Japanese decorative art XVII–XX centuries, most exhibited for the first time.

Among the rarest specimens of the traditional arts of Japan, visitors can see a real rarity – a chest of Cornelis van der lane from the collections of the State historical Museum (named for the owner – the tenth Governor General of the Dutch East Indies. It is noteworthy that throughout the world there are only a few things like: the chest of cardinal Mazarin stored in the Victoria and albert Museum in London and the same subject, recently acquired by the Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam).

For the exhibition selected the best samples of products of arts and crafts of the Japanese masters: unique porcelain, miniature sculptures netsuke carved from bone, items of colored enamels and many more.

In a special section of traditional Japanese weapons, as well as a small but valuable collection of tsub (similar to Garda in Japanese bladed weapons).

Also among the exhibits recent acquisitions at the Museum is a ceremonial kimono, the traditional shoes geta and sample brocade weaving, transferred from the Fund of Mikhail Gorbachev.

On the official websiteThe state historical Museum.

Photo: GIM (facebook, Twitter) and blog

Photo 1-5. The report of the fair.
Photo 6. The Sculpture "Elephant". Workshops, Shinpo. Japan. Arita. 1860-1900-ies Porcelain.
Photo 7. Okimono "the Samurai and the witch". Japan. XVIII century (?) Ivory, three-dimensional carving, engraving.
Photo 8. Panels decorative. Japan. XIX century. Copper, brass, mother of pearl, lacquer, inlaid.
Photo 9. Stirrups abumi. Japan, XVII-XIX century. Iron, brass, wood, nail, forging, inlay, carving.
Photo 10. Chest Cornelis van der lane. Japan. The XVII century. Wood, lacquer, mother-of-pearl, copper alloy, tin; Maki-e, takegaki, takamaka-e, inlay, engraving, chasing, gilding, casting.