Tokushichi Nomura (1878–1945) inherited his father's money-exchange shop when he was 27 and went on to found a bank, securities firm, life insurance company, and other enterprises. He was also a passionate collector of art, an ardent practitioner of the tea ceremony, and a fan of noh. This private museum showcases his collection of 1,300 works of art, focusing primarily on objects relating to the tea ceremony and noh. Tea bowls, tea pots, noh costumes and masks, as well as scrolls, paintings, and other artworks, are shown on a rotating basis. Note, however, that the museum, near Nanzenji Temple, is open only a limited number of months during the year.
Nomura Art Museum (Nomura Bijitsukan)
61 Shimogawara-cho, Nanzenji, Sakyo-ku
Our Rating Hours Open spring and autumn (from about March 8–June 8 and Sept 6–Dec 7) Tues–Sun 10am–4:30pm Transportation Subway: Keage (10 min.); Bus: 5 to Nanzenji Eikando-michi (5 min.) Phone 075/751-0374 Prices Admission ¥700 adults, ¥300 students, ¥200 children Web site Nomura Art Museum (Nomura Bijitsukan)
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