List of illustrations

  • Portrait of Masuda Takashi
  • Portrait of Masuda Takashi
  • Portrait of Masuda Takashi
  • Portrait of Nagai Shige (Baroness Uryū) while a student at Vassar
  • Katatsuki Tea Caddy (Kitano)
  • Painting Party
  • Han-shan and Shih-te (J. Kanzan and Jittoku)
  • The Newly Opened Port of Yokohama in Kanagawa Prefecture, detail
  • Writing box
  • Decorated Paper in the Shape of a Fan
  • Temmyō Water Kettle (Taya Itome)
  • Shino Plate with Half-Wheel Motif
  • Seto Tea Caddy (Hakuro)
  • Raku Teabowl (Dontarō)
  • E-Korai Teabowl
  • Ha-ha Bird
  • Dwelling in the Mountains
  • Shonzui Water Jar
  • The First Patriarch, the Great Master Bodhidharma
  • Bucket-shaped Shigaraki Water Jar
  • Black Raku Teabowl (Donko) and box
  • Illustration of the Mount Utsu Episode of The Tales of Ise
  • Pair of Teabowls with Overglaze Gold and Silver Enamels
  • Old Iga Flower Vase
  • Black Raku Teabowl (Shichiri)
  • Masuda Kantō (fragment of patola cotton)
  • The Tale of Genji, illustration from Suzumushi Chapter
  • The Story of Fukutomi, detail
  • Hell of Shrieking Sounds, detail
  • Portrait of Yasuda Zenjirō
  • Portrait of Inoue Kaoru
  • Kōya-gire, from the Kanbokujō Album of Calligraphy
  • Performance of Tsuchigumo by Kikugoro V at Inoue Kaour's Mansion
  • Bamboo Tea Scoop (Kiyomigaseki)
  • Old Seto Tea Caddy (Hirano) and Four Accompanying Brocade Bags
  • Buddha Śākyamuni Preaching on the Vulture Peak
  • White-robed Bodhisattva of Compassion
  • Kujaku Myōō
  • Two-Character Fragment of Tsu yu Ming (Zayu no Mei)
  • Passage from Commentary on the Sutra of Golden Light
  • The Secret Five Bodhisattvas (Gohimitsu Bosatsu)
  • Iconographic Drawing of Daiitoku Myōō
  • Portrait of Masuda in Tearoom of His Odawara Estate
  • Lacquer Shrine Panels with Maki-e Design of Lotus Flowers and Bishamonten
  • Illustrated Sutra of Cause and Effects, Past and Present
  • Heavenly Musician (Apsaras) from Hōryūji
  • Heavenly Bird from Hōryūji
  • Fukūkenjaku Kannon
  • Statue of Tobatsu Bishamonten
  • Wing of a Portable Wooden Shrine
  • Portrait of Masuda Surrounded by Female Members of His Family
  • Kōchi Incense Container in Shape of a Tortoise
  • Tea Caddy (Kokushi Nasu)
  • Morning Dove on a Peach Branch
  • Lacquer Writing Box with Maki-e Design of Courtier under Cherry Tree
  • Bo Ya Plays the Qin as Zhong Ziqi Listens
  • Poetess Koigimi from Satake Version of Thirty-six Immortal Poets
  • Flower Container (Sekaiha)
  • Hawks, detail
  • Portrait of Masuda Takashi, His Brothers, and Two Guests at a Tea Gathering
  • Ōkyokan, exterior view
  • Ōkyokan, interior view
  • Haku'undō Teahouse
  • Rinshunkaku Villa
  • Old Ashiya Kettle (Nuregarasu)
  • Portrait of Ernest Fenollosa
  • Portrait of Charles Freer with Hara Tomitarō and Family in Japan
  • Arhat Kanaka-Bhāradvāja
  • Lacquer Sutra Box with Maki-e Design of Lotus Waterfowl
  • Standing Images of Shō Kannon
  • The Deity Brahma, one of a pair
  • Standing Indra (Taishakuten), one of a pair
  • Poem Scroll with Deer, detail
  • Monument to Charles Lang Freer
  • Bamboo Flower Basket with Two Handles
  • Swift Bull, from the Ten Swift Bulls
  • Ishiyame-gire from the Anthology of Thirty-six Immortal Poets
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Masuda Takashi’s death on December 28, 1938, at the age of ninety brought to a close the golden age of Japanese art collecting...
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Masuda’s lifelong passion for art collecting began in 1878 with the purchase of a lacquer box containing a writing brush, inkstone, inkwell, and inkstick—the implements traditionally used by the cultivated gentleman for writing and painting...
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If Masuda’s encounter with the West provoked his interest in art collecting, it did not guide it. His vision of himself as a collector...
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In 1869, when invited to the private apartment of his then employer, tea trader Nakaya Seibeie, Masuda mistook a bamboo tea scoop for a knife and, to the horror of the tea master Takahashi...
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Masuda’s purchase of a calligraphic fragment by the ninth-century monk Kōbō Daishi (Kūkai: 774–835) was the impetus for his inauguration...
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During the first quarter of the twentieth century, when the personal fortunes of Japan’s leading entrepreneurs reached new heights...
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Following his retirement from Mitsui in 1913, Masuda added to his renown as a businessman and collector a reputation as a leader...
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Although it is generally acknowledged that the timetables of cultural and political change rarely coincide, it is widely held, both in Japan and in the West...
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Appendix A: Acquisition and Distribution of Japanese Art Abroad
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Appendix B: Major Collectors
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