Saturday, October 8, 2011

Two Kogo from Tokyo Exhibition

When we were in Tokyo in 1978 we saw a most marvellous exhibition of these small incense boxes (Kogo). They were collected by Georges Clemenceau, the French Statesman while he was in Japan. He collected a total of 3,500 some of which were shown at this exhibition from the Montreal Museum, Canada where they are now housed.
I was able to take three or four pictures before I was politely stopped - the catalogue was much better anyway.

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