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Tokugawa Art Museum

The classic possessions of the largest of three Tokunaga families are on display.

Art museum

This museum curates Owari Tokunaga family’s treasures. The 19th feudal lord Tokugawa Yoshichika opened it in 1935 to preserve the culture of lordship for the future generations.

The collection of over 10,000 tools and arts includes swords, armor, tea sets, and the No attire which Tokunaga Ieyasu gave to the Tokugawa family in Oda Region, as well as the treasures of the successive lords and their wives.

There are 9 national treasures, 59 important cultural properties, 46 important art treasures and other valuables such as the oldest national treasure, Genji Monogatari Emaki, a picture scroll of the Tale of Genji.

The 1st display room exhibits armor, the symbol of samurai. The swords are almost 1,000, one of the largest collections in Japan.
Also, Kusari no ma (connecting room) and a reception room in Nagoya Castle’s outer citadel were recreated. The 3rd display room shows the tea ceremony tools and picture scrolls. Many more displays reflect the majesty of the Owari Tokunaga family. The stage, masks and attire for No performance in the 4th display room is a must-to-see.

Highlights

  • Owari Tokunaga family’s many cultural treasures are curated.
  • Many national treasures, such as Genji Monogatari Emaki, are included.
  • The swords are almost 1,000, one of the largest collections in Japan.
  • The display room with the stage for No performance and tearoom is worth a look.

Photos

  • Owari Tokunaga family’s many cultural treasures are curated

    Owari Tokunaga family’s many cultural treasures are curated

  • The national treasure, Genji Monogatari Emaki

    The national treasure, Genji Monogatari Emaki

  • The national treasure, wedding furniture. The 3rd Shogun Iemitu’s daughter, Princess Chiyo, brought it when she married.

    The national treasure, wedding furniture. The 3rd Shogun Iemitu’s daughter, Princess Chiyo, brought it when she married.

  • The 1st display room exhibits armor and swords

    The 1st display room exhibits armor and swords

  • The 4th display room has a recreation of the No stage in the Nagoya Castle’s outer citadel

    The 4th display room has a recreation of the No stage in the Nagoya Castle’s outer citadel

  • Oda Nobunaga, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, Tokugawa Ieyasu in the Battle of Nagashino are depicted on the folding screen

    Oda Nobunaga, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, Tokugawa Ieyasu in the Battle of Nagashino are depicted on the folding screen

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Details

Name in Japanese
徳川美術館
Postal Code
461-0023
Address
1017 Tokugawacho, Higashi-ku, Nagoya City, Aichi
Telephone
052-935-6262
Holiday
Mondays (If falls on a holiday, closed on the following day)
Hours
10:00am-5:00pm(Admission allowed until 4:30pm)
Admission
Tokugawa Art Museum or Hosa Library Entry: Adult 1400 yen, College/High school student 700 yen, Middle/Elementary school student 500 yen
Tokugawa Art Museum and Hosa Library combo: Adult 1550 yen, College/High school student 850 yen,
Directions
1) From JR Osone Station’s south exit, walk 10 min.
2) From Nagoya City Subway / Meitetsu Osone Station, walk 15 min.
3) From Nagoya Station of any line, ride the Nagoya Sightseeing Route Bus, Me-guru, for about 36 min.
Credit Cards
Not accepted
Official Website
Official Website (English)