Textile, Metalwork, and Miscellaneous Items
Since the opening of the museum, one of our great concerns has been the acquisition of a proper selection of clothes, fabrics, ornamental hairpins and other items intimately related to women's fashion. Concerning Japanese textiles, the museum houses not only ornate kimono and Noh drama costumes, but also indigenous products, such as kogin embroidery from the Tsugaru district and Okinawa bingata-dyed fabric. The collection of hairdressing articles, such as combs, ornamental hairpins and related documents, are based on smaller collections which were assembled shortly after the opening of the museum. In the area of metalwork, the Ashiya ironware kettle and the Tenmyo ironware kettle, used in the tea ceremony, are noted for their artistic value. Also noteworthy are the wine bottles frequently used by the common people, and the armour and weapons that embodied the aesthetic sense of the samurai who lived in the Momoyama and Edo periods. Among these the red lacquered, blue stringed coat of mail (reportedly worn by Toyotomi Hidetsugu), is outstanding.

"Noh costume, atsuita-karaori type, with snowflake ring and narcissus design" "Noh costume, nuihaku type, with hydrangea design" "Noh costume, nuihaku type, with cherry blossom and maple leaf design on wickerwork background" "Noh costume, nuihaku type, with cherry blossom and spider's web design on kanto-striped ground" "Kosode (short-sleeved kimono) with stream and plantain leaf design"
Noh costume, atsuita-karaori type, with snowflake ring and narcissus design Noh costume, nuihaku type, with hydrangea design Noh costume, nuihaku type, with cherry blossom and maple leaf design on wickerwork background Noh costume, nuihaku type, with cherry blossom and spider's web design on kanto-striped ground Kosode (short-sleeved kimono) with stream and plantain leaf design

"Bingata-dyed fabrics" "Tea kettle with Two Dieties of Good Fortune design, Shinnari type, Koashiya ironware" "Tea kettle with linked circles design, Shinnari type, Ashiya ironware" "Tea kettle in the shape of paper lantern, Tenmyo ironware" "Braided straw hat-shaped tea kettle"
Bingata-dyed fabrics Tea kettle with Two Dieties of Good Fortune design, Shinnari type, Koashiya ironware Tea kettle with linked circles design, Shinnari type, Ashiya ironware Tea kettle in the shape of paper lantern, Tenmyo ironware Braided straw hat-shaped tea kettle

Important Art Object
"Nomizo tea kettle with moon-catching monkey design"
"Ornamental combs and hairpins" uProject for Tujunga "Well from Karma-Locus in Desert-Tomb"v "Ganchikumaru" "Circular Shape - Layer'96"
Nomizo tea kettle with moon-catching monkey design Ornamental combs and hairpins Project for Tujunga -Well from Karma-Locus in Desert-Tomb- Ganchikumaru Circular Shape - Layer'96

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