Bamboo wall, Nezu Museum


Taxis passing by are breaking the quiet of the night in Omotesando. A row of bamboo trees runs along the street gracefully concealing the Nezu Museum. A long, covered outdoor path alongside bamboo-clad walls serves as a minimalist entrance. At Nezu museum bamboo still shows to be an important element of Japanese architecture.


The museum’s collection, which was quite large at its start in 1940s, with 4,642 works, also expanded, to approximately 7,400 works. These include seven National Treasures, 88 Important Cultural Properties, and 94 Important Art Objects.