The Cernuschi Museum in Paris

  • Published on : 17/07/2019
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Asian arts in Paris

The small Cernuschi museum is devoted to the arts of the Far East: Japan, China, Vietnam and Korea. Created in 1896 and installed in a beautiful mansion close to Parc Monceau, it allows the curious to discover more than 3600 works of Japanese art.

A large part was brought together by Henri Cernuschi during a long journey between 1871 and 1872. In the 20th and 21st centuries , other acquisitions made it possible to enlarge the collection, particularly in the field of painting and ceramics.

The museum houses beautiful masterpieces such as the pair of folding screens by Kishi Renzan (1805 - 1859).

You can also admire Japanese lacquerware , including a Nanban lectern (shokendai) from the Momoyama period (1573 - 1603), or a utensil box for the incense game (kōgubako) from the Edo period (1603 - 1868). ).


The Great Hall and the Amida Buddha

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