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Tracing the Origins of Objects in Museum Collections, You Arrive at the Tokyo Art Club

Since its foundation over one hundred years ago in 1907, countless works of art pave passed through the Tokyo Art Club. Its role becomes clear when one traces the history of many outstanding works of art in Japanese museum collections. Through a variety of auctions and sales, these works have passed from private collections to those of museums. We now live in a wonderful time when anyone can appreciate beauty in these public spaces, and the Tokyo Art Club has been quietly facilitating the process all along.

The Tokyo Art Club and the Tokyo National Museum: A Singular Encounter

The Tokyo National Museum houses a number of important cultural properties that bring Japan’s long history to life. Borrowing works with deep connections to the Tokyo Art Club, in this exhibition we tell the story of their journey before entering the collection of the Tokyo National Museum. Here we can appreciate the historical background of each piece as they have changed hands and been carefully passed down over the ages, each with its own dramatic tale.

Tokyo National Museum Collection – Masterpieces on Display

Tokyo National Museum Collection Image:TNM Image Archives

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銘 有楽「大名物大井戸茶碗」(重美)
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光悦書 宗達筆「蓮下絵和歌巻断簡」
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銘 柴庵「一重口水指」(重文)
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October 15th (Fri) - October 17th, 2021 (Sun)
Hours 11:00-19:00 (15th and 16th), 11:00-17:00 (17th)
Venue Tokyo Art Club
inside the Tobi Art Fair
Fee Free
Tobi Art Fair ticket is required. Please see details here
Inquiry 03-3432-0191
Tobi Art Fair office


Tokyo Art Club

6-19-15 Shimbashi Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0004

Phone +81-3-3432-0191 Fax +81-3-3431-7606

Mita Line: 2 minutes walk from Onarimon Station [Exit A4]

Asakusa Line, Oedo Line: 5 minutes walk from Daimon Station [Exit A4]

JR Line: 10 minutes walk from Shimbashi Station [Karasumori exit]