Collection Highlight

The museum features a variety of distinguished objects, the most famous of which is a particular Japanese sword, called “Naginata”, which has been designated as a National Treasure. In addition, there are collections of gilt bronze Buddhist statues and calligraphic sutras, oriental ceramics, Japanese paintings, Noh masks, Japanese accessories, and much more.

Some objects of our permanent collection are exhibited in the collection room. The objects on display are exchanged 4 times a year.

Here you can see the highlights from our permanent collection. For more information, please see the Japanese page.

National Treasure
Japanese Sword Naginata
Signed : Bizen no Kuni Osafune Jûnin Nagamitsu Tsukuru.

Kamakura period, 13th century.
Important Cultural Property
Seated Dainichi Nyorai


Heian period, 12th century.
Noh mask
(young girl)
Kawachi Daijô Ieshige

Edo period, 17th century.
Important Art Object
Drying fish nets
Attributed to Kaihô Yûshô

Momoyama period, 17th century.
Collection Highlight