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Exhibition June 7 − July 8, 2018

Japanese collector, Sudo Gardens

In the State Museum of the East exhibition "A Japanese collector, Sudo Saddam". This is one of three exhibitions of the project "Summer of Japan at the Museum of the East", which was organized by the Museum in conjunction with "Mitsubishi electric".

Sudo Saddam (1890-1959) – a Japanese collector and philanthropist, who in 30-40 years, it has collected a valuable and extensive collection of paintings, ceramics, porcelain, articles made of lacquer, wood and cloisonne enamel. Although this meeting could do honour to any Museum or become the beginning of a new, even more significant was the act of Sudo to Saddam, which is to help the starving population G. Tirana, in 1945, gave it (the Assembly) to the Soviet side in exchange for food.

The exhibition presents more than 150 works of art, of which the Russian audience will see for the first time. The most valuable part of the exposition consists of works of classical Japanese painting, among which are the scrolls of the Edo period (1603 – 1868) and painting "nihonga", which presents classics of this direction. In addition, visitors to the exhibition will get acquainted with decorative pieces Chinese art, among which special attention deserves ceramics and porcelain, as well as the remarkable lacquer ware of the XVII-XVIII centuries.

Unique visitors to the exhibition will plunge into the wonderful world of artistic images, will get acquainted with centuries-old cultural tradition of Japan and China, as well as learn the history about the noble man who saved thousands of lives from starvation.

On the official website The state Museum of Oriental.

Photos 1-7. The report from the exhibition
Photo 8. Triptych "Beauties in different seasons", Utagawa Toyoharu (1735-1814), Japan.
Photo 9. Dish. China, beg. of XVII century porcelain, overglaze painting enamels and iron red. Type "swatow".
Photo 10. Kettle. China, ser. XVII century, Porcelain, underglaze cobalt blue painting.