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Buddhist Art from Tokoin Temple
Pre-Modern Art

Buddhist Art from Tokoin Temple

This collection contains Buddhist statues and treasures, including 25 statues that are Nationally Designated Important Cultural Properties, donated by Yakuo Mitsuji Tokoin Temple of the Shingon sect of Buddhism, which was one of the family temples of the Kuroda clan, lords of the former Fukuoka Domain, located in Yoshizuka, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka City. The statues and treasures are exhibited in the gallery called Tokoin Temple Buddhist Art in the Pre-Modern Collection Galleries. (Exhibits change periodically.)
The collection includes the Important Cultural Properties Standing Yakushi Nyorai (Bhaisajyaguru) and Twelve Generals Attending Yakushi-nyorai (Bhaisayaguru), as well as Standing Nikko-bosatsu (Surya-prabha) and others.

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Kuroda Family Treasures
Pre-Modern Art

Kuroda Family Treasures

The core of this collection generously gifted by Mrs. Kuroda, the wife of Kuroda Nagamichi, 14th head of the Kuroda family, former lords of the Fukuoka Domain. It contains 440 pieces, some of which were purchased or entrusted. Highlights include the Important Cultural Properties Genre Scenes of Westerners and Genealogy of The Tale of Genji, as well as Saddle with Wave Design in Mother-of-pearl Inlay, Tea Caddy of Bunrin Type, Known as “Hakata Bunrin” and others.

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Matsunaga Collection
Pre-Modern Art

Matsunaga Collection

This collection contains 371 pieces including 20 Important Cultural Properties such as tea utensils and Buddhist art collected by Mr. Matsunaga Yasuzaemon (psuedonym Jian), a businessman who contributed to the nationwide development and restructuring of electric power after World War II. It is exhibited in the Pre-Modern Collection Galleries: Matsunaga Memorial Tea Ceremony Collection. The exhibition changes about every one or two months. Highlights include the Important Cultural Properties Tea Leaf Jar with Design of Mt. Yoshino by Nonomura Ninsei and Autumn Flowerbaskets by Ogata Kenzan.

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Ishimura Collection
Pre-Modern Art

Ishimura Collection

This collection assembled by Ishimura Zen-yu, former chairman of Ishimura Manseido Co. Ltd., a long-established confectioner in the Hakata area, includes Sengai’s calligraphic works, drawings and crafts. The collection contains 96 pieces in total including Hotei, God of Fortune, Pointing the Moon, Circle by Sengai Gibon and others.

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Moriyama Collection
Pre-Modern Art

Moriyama Collection

The collection was assembled by Moriyama Kaoru, a businessman who built one of the largest textile companies in western Japan. It consists of Chinese paintings as well as Japanese, from various periods of history. The collection contains 57 pieces in total including Hu with Tubular Handles (13th–11th century BC), Landscape Scroll attributed to Shen Zhou, Two Scenes from the Tale of Genji by Tosa Mitsuoki, Chinese Hermit Enjoying Tea (an Important Art Object) by Tanomura Chikuden and others.

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Miyake Collection
Pre-Modern Art

Miyake Collection

This is a collection assembled by Mr. Miyake Yasutaro (pseudonym Miyake Shukodo), a local historian, researcher of Zen Buddhism and haiku poet who was an intimate friend of the poet Santoka. It includes Sengai Gibon’s calligraphy, paintings and letters. Highlights include Bamboo by Sengai Gibon.

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Eiko Kusuma Collection
Pre-Modern Art

Eiko Kusuma Collection

This collection consists of 513 items gifted by Ms. Eiko Adnan Kusuma, who was the wife of Mr. Adnan Kusuma, a foreign student specially invited to Japan, and lived in Indonesia. These items include batik (dyed textiles) from Java and dyed and woven textiles from Sumatra.

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Honda Collection
Pre-Modern Art

Honda Collection

This Southeast Asian ceramics collection containing 756 pieces was gifted by Mr. and Mrs. Hiromu Honda. Mr. Honda was a doctor in Sakai City, Osaka Prefecture and a researcher of pre-modern Southeast Asian art. It includes antique Thai, Vietnamese, Khmer and Myanmarese ceramics, Cochin ware from China, and lacquerware and metalwork from various regions of the Indochina Peninsula.

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Morita Collection
Pre-Modern Art

Morita Collection

This is a collection containing 336 pieces gifted by a company head, Mr. Morita Satoru, who was born in Kurume City, Fukuoka Prefecture and currently lives in Kanagawa Prefecture. It includes a comprehensive collection of Chinese ceramics representative of their eras, from the Neolithic, the Warring States period, Han dynasty, Three Kingdoms period, and Southern and Northern dynasties to the Sui, Tang, Song, Jin, Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties, as well as earthenware from the Indus Valley and others.

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Kawamura Collection
Pre-Modern Art

Kawamura Collection

This is a collection of 300 items of Buddhist art gifted by Mr. Kawamura Toshio, a lawyer living in Sakai City, Osaka Prefecture. It includes senbutsu, small pressed relief-like Buddha images made of clay, of each dynastic era in areas of the Indochina Peninsula such as Thailand, Cambodia and Myanmar.

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Kurita Collection
Pre-Modern Art

Kurita Collection

This collection of 227 items, primarily earthenware, was gifted by Mr. Kurita Isao, a Buddhist art researcher and antique dealer in Tokyo. It includes earthenware of the Early Indus Valley and Indus Valley cultures, as well as Gandharan sculpture in stucco, stonework and modeled clay.

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Lee Collection
Pre-Modern Art

Lee Collection

This is a collection of 53 items, mainly Peranakan women’s costumes, gifted by Mr. and Mrs. Lee Kip Lee of Singapore. It includes a cotton jacket with a flower arabesque print on red, a long jacket with flower and grass print on check, and others.

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Kadota Collection
Pre-Modern Art

Kadota Collection

This collection of 151 Chinese ceramics was gifted by Mr. Kadota Toshiro, the former representative of long-established Kadota Chochin (Kadota Paper Lantern) store in the Hakata area of Fukuoka City. It includes Chinese ceramics of the Han, Southern and Northern, Tang, Song, Yuan, and Ming dynasties and others.

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Konishi Collection
Pre-Modern Art

Konishi Collection

This collection consists of 55 works of calligraphy, painting and crafts by Sengai Gibon, gifted by Fukuoka City resident Mr. Konishi Shoichi. It includes Susudama Juggling Master and Thoughts in Iroha Syllabary by Sengai Gibon, and others.

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Modern and Contemporary Art and Pre-Modern Art: Ota Collection
Modern and Contemporary Art
Pre-Modern Art

Ota Collection

The Ota Collection consists of 141 pieces of pre-modern art and 242 pieces of modern and contemporary art, 383 pieces in total, which belonged to Mr. Ota Seizo V, a businessman from Fukuoka City and former Chairman of Toho Mutual Life Insurance Company. It includes Study for Yomotsu-hirasaka by Aoki Shigeru, Scene of Prospering Hakata by Wada Sanzo and others.

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Works of Tasaki Hirosuke
Modern and Contemporary Art

Works of Tasaki Hirosuke

These works representative of various periods of Mr. Tasaki’s career, from early to late, were gifted by the painter himself, who is from Yame City. It contains 39 works (two of which were purchased). Most paintings are of mountains in Kyushu, such as Mt. Sakurajima.

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Works of Nakamura Ken-ichi
Modern and Contemporary Art

Works of Nakamura Ken-ichi

This collection contains 154 works by painter Nakamura Ken-ichi, who is from Munakata City, and consists of oil paintings, watercolors and sketches mainly from the postwar period. 149 of the 154 pieces were gifted by Mrs. Nakamura Tomiko.

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Plaster Models for the Sculptures of Yamasaki Choun
Modern and Contemporary Art

Plaster Models for the Sculptures of Yamasaki Choun

This collection of Mr. Yamasaki’s plaster models for his wood sculptures contains 175 pieces. They are essential material for studying the artist, who is from Hakata Ward in Fukuoka City, as one of the pioneers of modern wood sculpture. They were gifted by Japan Art Auction Co., Ltd.

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Works of Fujino Kazutomo and Related Materials
Modern and Contemporary Art

Works of Fujino Kazutomo and Related Materials

Fujino Kazutomo is a painter who worked in the Surrealist style in postwar Japan. This collection was assembled when the Fukuoka Art Museum held a retrospective of his work in 1982. It includes some of his representative oil paintings such as Abstract Basketry, Angel Carrying Egg on its Back, and View, as well as his sketches and other documents. A total of 1,551 items presents a comprehensive picture of his career. Most of the pieces were gifted by the late artist’s family.

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Nishimoto Collection
Modern and Contemporary Art

Nishimoto Collection

This collection consists of oil paintings, prints and sculptures, 1,748 pieces in total, gifted by Mr. Nishimoto Hiroshi of Wakayama City. It includes works by Bernard Buffet, Käthe Kollwitz, Oda Hiroki, Hirano Ryo, Lee Ufan, Sugai Kumi, Kinoshita Susumu and others.

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Works of Fujimori Shizuo and Related Materials
Modern and Contemporary Art

Works of Fujimori Shizuo and Related Materials

Mr. Fujimori, from Kurume City, Fukuoka Prefecture is known as a printmaker and co-publisher of Tsukuhae, a magazine for prints and poems. This collection consists of 1,056 items in total including his prints, oil paintings, watercolors, sketches, photographs, print magazines from around Japan and New Year’s postcards from other printmakers with whom he was friendly. These items were gifted by the late artist’s family.

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