|This year marks MIHO MUSEUM’s tenth anniversary. For
this occasion, we have returned to our simple philosophy of exhibiting
beautiful, charming works that everyone can enjoy. This is because our
collection started this way.
MIHO MUSEUM’s founder Mihoko Koyama, whose nickname is “Kame-san” (“Ms. Turtle”), places great importance on spending time with beautiful objects in daily life, urging people to always look at beautiful things. She also encourages those around her to come in contact with the finer things in life and has collected art for over forty years. Her vision to share amazing works of art with everyone was the motive behind the creation of our museum.
Please come and join Kame-san in enjoying the many wonderful and amazing objects that await your visit.
|Kame-san calls out,
Isn't this fun?
Did you see this?
Giant Turtle at Dawn by Nagasawa Rosetsu (1754-1799) captures the upper half of a turtle, leaning forward, as the gentle rays of the sun softly shine upon it. It appears as if it wants to say something.
Clomp, clomp, clomp, walks an Egyptian woman carrying a leopard on her back. The gold figurine of a small Zoroastrian priest, wearing a mask, stands. A fresco with an image of a gentle flying angel from ancient Rome, a full-bodied Buddha, a magnificent folding scripture case, and a ladle for sacred water.
In Japan, spring means cherry blossoms.
“In this world, if there were no cherry blossoms. How carefree would our heart be in spring.” The poet Ariwara no Narihira (825–880) composed this poem, in which he lamented that his restless heart constantly worried about when the cherry blossoms would bloom and when they would scatter in the spring. His excited gaze fell upon wild cherry blossoms that floated like pink clouds across the fields and mountains.
|This year, it seems as if the cherry blossoms at MIHO
MUSEUM will blossom early. So why not go on a picnic under the flowers with
a small tea box filled with tea utensils? Would you like to see what’s
inside this tea box? Come visit us to enjoy this.
Luminous ancient glass, a luxurious Peruvian feather poncho, vegetable-dyed textiles, resplendent crystals, all collected by Kame-san.
|In welcoming the tenth anniversary of MIHO
MUSEUM, we invite you to enjoy the warm hospitality of our founder Kame-san.