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Encyclopedia > Tokyo National Museum of Modern Art

The Tokyo National Museum of Modern Art (東京国立近代美術館 tōkyō kokuritsu kindai bijutsukan?) is the foremost collecting and exhibiting museum of contemporary Japanese art. Located in a building designed by Taniguchi Yoshirô in Kitanomaru Park, it was orginally establed in 1952 in the Kyōbashi area of Tokyo. It has been in its current location since 1969. 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Kyobashi (京橋) is a district of Tokyo, Japan, located in Chiyoda Ward, east of Tokyo Station. ... View of Tokyos Shibuya district Long a symbol of Tokyo, the Nijubashi Bridge at the Imperial Palace. ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday For other uses, see Number 1969. ...

The collection contains many notable Japanese artists since the Meiji period as well as a few contemporary Western prints. In 1977, the museum opened an annex, the Crafts Gallery, that displays modern textiles, ceramics, lacquers, and other Japanese crafts. The Meiji period (Japanese: 明治時代, Meiji-jidai) denotes the 45-year reign of the Meiji Emperor, running from 8 September 1868 (in the Gregorian calendar, 23 October 1868) to 30 July 1912. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... This article is about the type of fabric. ... Crown The word ceramic is derived from the Greek word Κεραμεικος (-keramos- the name of a suburb of Athens). ...



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