The Museum has a unique Japanese collection that features including over 3,000 Edo-period (1615-1868) ukiyo-e, as well as traditional paintings in a variety of formats, including screen, scroll and album, ceramics, textiles, Buddhist sculptures, and modern and contemporary Japanese prints.
The JSMA houses a small, but impressive collection of Korean paintings, ceramics, furniture, calligraphy, metalwork, prints, textiles, and photographs, which are featured in successive rotations in the museum’s Jin Joo Gallery and the Wan Koo and Young Ja Huh Wing.
The Museum also has a small South and a Southeast Asian collection featuring works from Afghanistan, Cambodia, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Thailand and Vietnam in a range of media. Works include South Indian Hindu bronzes, Buddhist stone reliefs, architectural fragments from Cambodia’s Khmer Empire, Rajasthani and Mughal paintings, Southeast Asian bronze drums, and a small study collection of Islamic art.
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