Anniversary Projects

The Prince Takamado Collection of Netsuke—A 20th Anniversary Exhibition Dedicated to the Memory of His Imperial Highness Prince Takamado

November 15, 2022 (Tue) - December 25, 2022 (Sun)

Heiseikan Thematic Exhibition Room

The Prince Takamado Collection comprises netsuke, mainly from the contemporary era, that were acquired by His Imperial Highness Prince Takamado (1954–2002). The year 2022 marks the 20th anniversary of Prince Takamado’s passing. On this occasion, the entire collection of 500 netsuke will be displayed together. We hope you enjoy this glimpse into the colourful scintillating world of contemporary netsuke.

Major Works in this Exhibition

Hagoromo, Isshu Kishi, 1988

Ranryo-o, Seiho Azuma, 1992

Owl Mother and Child, Masatoshi Nakamura, 1970