The Connoisseur’s Eye: Painting and Calligraphy from the Ban Minoru Collection
Kyoto National Museum
527 Chaya-cho, Higashiyama-ku,
Jun 13, 2017 To Jul 23, 2017
Detail: Last year, 47 works from the collection of the late Mr. Minoru Ban were donated to museum at the behest of his family. Mr. Ban collected for over fifty years, focusing primarily on calligraphy, and created a collection which continues to gain accolades after his death. The love Mr. Ban had for these pieces is apparent, visible through meticulously selected remountings and other details of the pieces’ state and conservation. In this exhibition, we are pleased to present exemplary works from the collection of this dedicated and passionate connoisseur.
Letter of Empress Meishō
Gift of Ban Minoru, Kyoto National Museum.