Birdwatching in the Museum

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Birdwatching in the Museum

Exhibited at the Mitsui Museum around the end and beginning of every year, Edo-era painter Maruyama Okyo's national treasure-designated folding screen work 'Pine Trees in the Snow' will be accompanied by quite a lineup of chirpy companions for 2017-18. Around 60 paintings, tea ceremony utensils, ceramics and other artworks, all themed on our feathered friends, make this show a can't-miss for bird enthusiasts. One highlight should be 18th-century painter Watanabe Shiko's magnum opus 'Sketches of Birds', a 17m-long folding screen masterpiece featuring highly detailed depictions of Japan's native birdies.

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