Fujita Art Museum

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The Fujita Art Museum (藤田美術館?, Fujita Bijutsukan) is one of the largest private collections in the Kansai region. The collection was assembled by Fujita Denzaburō and his descendants. It was installed in a storehouse on the family property in Osaka.

Opened to the public in 1954, the collection houses Chinese and Japanese painting, calligraphy, sculpture, ceramics, lacquer, textiles, metalwork, and Japanese tea ceremony objects.

The Japanese paintings include 13th and 14th century scrolls such as the Murasaki Shikibu Diary Emaki (National Treasure) and paintings of the 16 Rakan by Takuma Eiga. The section of Japanese ceramics, largely tea-ceremony objects, is varied and includes teabowls by Chōjirō and Nonomura Ninsei, as well as square dishes by Kōrin and Kenzan.

In March 2017, 31 objects in the collection was de-accessioned and put on auction through auction house Christie's in New York as part of New York's Asian Week 2017 event [1]

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Coordinates: 34°41′42″N 135°31′30″E / 34.694978°N 135.525124°E / 34.694978; 135.525124

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  1. ^ "Important Chinese art from the Fujita Museum". Christie's. Christie's. 1 March 2017. Retrieved 13 March 2017.