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The Nezu Art Museum, (Nezu Fine Arts Institute), located in the Aoyama district of Tokyo, Japan, houses the private collection of Nezu Kaichirô (1860-1940). The museum opened to the public in 1940 and escaped the destruction suffered bythe estate property in the bombing of May 1945. The current building was erected in 1955. Aoyama can refer to: 1. ... Long a symbol of Tokyo, the Nijubashi Bridge at the Kokyo Imperial Palace. ...

Included in the collection are a pair of Edo period folding-screens of Irises by Ogata Kôrin, It also includes other paintings of renown, calligraphy, sculpture, ceramics, textiles and archaeological materials, as well as objects in lacquer, metal, and wood. The collection also consists of Chinese bronzes of the Shang and Zhou dynasties. The Edo period (江戸時代, Edo-jidai) is a division of Japanese history running from 1600 to 1867. ... Iris can mean: The sphincter around the pupil of the eye, see iris (anatomy) The equivalent device in a camera, see iris (camera) The messenger of the gods in Greek mythology, see Iris (mythology) The genus Iris of flowering plants, and their flowers: see iris (plant) The Institute for Research... Calligraphy in a Latin Bible of AD 1407 on display in Malmesbury Abbey, Wiltshire, England. ... Crown The word ceramic is derived from the Greek word Κεραμεικος (-keramos- the name of a suburb of Athens). ... This article is about the type of fabric. ... Shang Dynasty (Chinese: 商朝) or Yin Dynasty (殷代) (1600 BC - 1046 BC) followed the legendary Xia Dynasty and preceded the Zhou Dynasty (1122 BC - 256 BC) in China. ... Zhou refers to Zhou Dynasty (1122 BC - 256 BC) Zhou Dynasty (690 AD - 705 AD) Zhou (political division) — Zhou is the name of a type of political division of China. ...

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General Information (555 words)
The Nezu Art Museum has also been fortunate in that it has become the beneficiary of several distinguished private collectors whose collections are known for their unique works of art.
The Akiyama collection, donated to the museum in 1975, is noted for its selection of calligraphy by the monk Ryokan and for its Korean ceramics of Koryo and Yi dynasties.
The Kobayashi collection, given to the museum in 1981, is famed as a comprehensive grouping of paintings indispensable to the fundamental understanding of ink painting of the Muromachi period.
Members (125 words)
Leighton R. Longhi, Inc. Oriental Fine Arts, founded in 1971, is a private gallery that is open by appointment only.
He is a Trustee of the Indianapolis Art Museum, a Fellow in Perpetuity of the Cleveland Art Museum, and a Member of the Friends of the Japan Society Art Gallery, New York.
Longhi was an advisor to the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco’s 2001 exhibition, Zen Paintings and Calligraphy: 17th — 20th Centuries, which
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