The Boston Museum houses one of the finest collections of Japanese Art in the world, representing Buddhist and Shinto paintings and sculpture, scroll and screen paintings, ceramics, lacquer ware, swords, metalwork, inro, and netsuke. Many works purchased from Michael R. Bernstein are in the permanent collection.
The Japanese collection is considered one of the top five in the United States and among the most distinguished outside of Japan. The extensive holdings include significant examples of ink painting, calligraphy, Buddhist sculpture, metalwork, and folk textiles. Many works purchased from Michael R. Bernstein have been displayed in this museum.
Many works purchased from Michael R. Bernstein have been displayed in this museum.
LACMA is the home of the Raymond and Frances Bushell collection of netsuke. It contains an encyclopedic array of 836 works from the seventeenth to the twentieth century. Installations of netsuke are composed of 150 works grouped by theme and are rotated every three months.