Museum of Japanese Art

Museum of Japanese Art
The entrance to the Yamato Bunkakan museum


Museum of Japanese Art (大和文華館 Yamato bunkakan?) is a museum of Asian art in Nara, Nara established in 1960[1] to preserve and display the private collection of the Kintetsu Corporation (Kinki Nippon Railway Co., Ltd.).[2]

A house, trees with white blossoms and people.



Part of a house and garden.

This museum of Asian art has holdings of more than twenty thousand objects of sculpture, ceramics, lacquer, paintings, prints, textiles and calligraphy. The museum features a program of regularly changing exhibitions.[1] The founding director in 1960 was art historian Yukio Yashiro.[3]

National treasures

Two national treasures in the collection are illustrative scenes from Nezame Monogatari Emaki (紙本著色寝覚物語絵巻 shihon choshoku nezame monogatari emaki?).[4]

See also


  1. ^ a b Martin, John et al. (1993). Nara: a Cultural Guide to Japan's Ancient Capital, p. 139.
  2. ^ Danilov, Victor J. (1992). A Planning Guide for Corporate Museums, Galleries, and Visitor Centers, p. 161.
  3. ^ vaLibri: Sandro Bottecelli by Yuko Yashiro
  4. ^ Museum Yamatobunkakan: Nezame monogatari, scene from handscroll


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