[Permanent display / Tokyo] “Netsuke: The Prince Takamado Collection” @ Tokyo National Museum (updated on July 5, 2024)

Some 50 works of netsuke selected from Their Highnesses’ donations are on view at the Prince Takamado Collection Room on the 2nd floor of the Museum’s main building (works are rotated three times a year).

The display period is from June 25 to September 16, 2024. Details are available at:


This display is strongly recommend since you can
see a wide variety of superb contemporary netsuke
by Japanese and non-Japanese artists!

A selection of antique netsuke and inro from the
museum collection are also on view on the 1st
floor of the same building.

In 2022, the Museum published a catalogue of netsuke newly donated from the Prince Takamado collection:

Princess Takamado recently published a book. Although the text is all in Japanese, the photos taken by the Princess are fascinating! For more information:

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Catalogue cover, Tokyo National Museum (c) 2022