Museum of the Imperial Collections

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Museum of the Imperial Collections
三の丸尚蔵館
Sannomaru-Shozokan.JPG
Entrance of the Museum of the Imperial Collections on the grounds of the Tokyo Imperial Palace
Museum of the Imperial Collections is located in Japan
Museum of the Imperial Collections
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Location of Museum of the Imperial Collections in Japan
Established 1993
Location 1-1 Chioyoda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan 100-0001
Coordinates 35°41′11″N 139°45′33″E / 35.686302°N 139.759247°E / 35.686302; 139.759247
Type Art museum
Collection size ca. 9,500 pieces
Owner Japanese Imperial Household Agency
Public transit access Ōtemachi Station (Tokyo), Tokyo Metro Toei Subway
Website [1](Japanese)

The Museum of the Imperial Collections Sannomaru-Shōzōkan (三の丸尚蔵館?) is located on the grounds of the East Garden of Tokyo Imperial Palace.[1] It showscases a changing exhibition of a part of the imperial household treasures. Entrance is free.

History[edit]

The Museum of the Imperial Collections was conceived during the change from the Shōwa period (1926 – 1989) to the present Heisei period. The Imperial family donated 6,000 pieces of art to the Japanese government in 1989. The museum was opened in 1993 for the study and preservation of the art collection. The collection was further enlarged by the donation of the art collection of Prince Chichibu (1902 – 1953) in 1996 and the collection of Empress Kōjun (1903 – 2000) in 2001.[1]

Selected artists[edit]

Chinese lions by Kanō Eitoku (16th century)

Nihonga[edit]

Calligraphy[edit]

Modern Nihonga[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Sannomaru Shozokan (The Museum of the Imperial Collections)". Tokyo, Japan: Imperial Household Agency. 2012?. Retrieved July 10, 2012. 

External links[edit]

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