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Asian Art Museum (Japanese Art) One of the Largest & Comprehensive Museums Dedicated Exclusively to Asian Art in the World

Asian Art Museum (Japanese Art) One of the Largest & Comprehensive Museums Dedicated Exclusively to Asian Art in the World               |

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200 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Map of Asian Art Museum (Japanese Art) One of the Largest & Comprehensive Museums Dedicated Exclusively to Asian Art in the World , 200 Larkin Street, San Francisco

The Asian Art Museum in San Francisco is renowned for being one of the largest and most comprehensive museums dedicated exclusively to Asian art in the world. Its extensive collection features over 15,000 objects representing various cultures from across Asia, including China, Japan, Korea, India, Southeast Asia, and the Islamic world.

Among its remarkable collections, the Japanese art section stands out as the second-largest after the Chinese collection. With over 5,500 objects dating from as early as 3000 BCE to the 21st century, visitors can explore a diverse range of Japanese artistic expressions. The collection boasts a particular strength in ceramics, paintings, prints, and textiles, offering a comprehensive overview of Japan's cultural heritage.

About Japanese art collection 
The Japanese art collection at the Asian Art Museum features several captivating highlights. Visitors can admire a 7th-century gilt bronze Buddha from the Asuka period, showcasing the early religious art of Japan. Additionally, a 12th-century folding screen painting by Tosa Mitsunobu offers a glimpse into Japan's historical artistic techniques.

Other notable pieces include a 17th-century screen painting by Ogata Kōrin, exemplifying the refined aesthetic of the Edo period, and a 19th-century woodblock print by the renowned artist Katsushika Hokusai, known for his iconic 'Great Wave off Kanagawa.' The collection also encompasses modern artworks, such as a 20th-century painting by Tsuguharu Foujita, showcasing the evolution of Japanese art through the years.

Throughout the year, the Asian Art Museum hosts various special exhibitions on Japanese art, providing visitors with the opportunity to explore different themes and periods in-depth. For example, in 2022, the museum showcased a captivating exhibition of Japanese ceramics from the Ming and Qing dynasties.

For art enthusiasts and individuals interested in Japanese culture, the Asian Art Museum is an ideal destination. The museum's knowledgeable and helpful staff provide insights and context to enrich visitors' understanding and appreciation of the artworks on display.

Aside from the Japanese art collection, the Asian Art Museum houses an array of other captivating collections, including Chinese, Korean, Indian, Southeast Asian, and Islamic art. This vast array of artworks allows visitors to immerse themselves in the diverse and rich artistic heritage of Asia. As museums regularly update their exhibits and collections, it is advisable to check the Asian Art Museum's website or contact them directly for the most current information regarding their displays and exhibitions.



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