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A beautifully carved hare netsuke

Netsuke: The Prince Takamado Collection

High quality miniature craftsmanship in Ueno

By Sleiman Azizi    - 1 min read
Venue: Tokyo National Museum When: Apr 16 - Jul 28th 2019, 9:30am - 5:00pm


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The Tokyo National Museum in Ueno will be hosting the Netsuke: The Prince Takamado Collection exhibition until the end of July.

The exhibition features netsuke works acquired by the late Imperial Prince Takamado and his wife which much of the collection made up of contemporary creations made by top netsuke artists using a wide range of materials.

Netsuke are miniature sculptures used as toggles for carry containers that are worn on traditional Japanese clothing. Akin to the modern keychain, netsuke developed into beautifully crafted forms which were, and continue to be, lauded for their intricate detail and expression of classical Japanese motifs.

Please check the official museum website for further details.

Getting there

Take the JR Line to Ueno Station. The museum is about a 10-minute walk from the Park Exit. If you take the Ginza or Hibiya Subway Lines to Ueno Station, add a few more minutes to your walk time.

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Sleiman Azizi

Sleiman Azizi @sleiman.azizi

A Japanese Permanent Resident, I have over 300 published articles on Japan as well as 5 English language books written in a traditional Japanese style. I happen enjoy writing. Funny that...I'm also the Regional Partner for Tokyo, Japan's never ending capital, so if you've anything to say about Tokyo - or Japan in general - don't be shy and contact with me via sleiman.azizi@japantravel.com

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