Hong Kong's largest private museum showcases 'play things' of the scholar and samurai

Liang Yi Museum's spring exhibition, Chrystanthemum and Dragon: The Art of Ornamentation in Japan and China in the 17th to 19th Century, features more than 180 items from its new Japanese collection.
Liang Yi Museum's spring exhibition, Chrystanthemum and Dragon: The Art of Ornamentation in Japan and China in the 17th to 19th Century, features more than 180 items from its new Japanese collection.PHOTO: LIANG YI MUSEUM / FACEBOOK

HONG KONG - The city's biggest private museum, home to one of the world's most extensive and well-curated collections of Chinese antique furniture, has added greater depth with its newly-acquired Japanese collection.

Liang Yi Museum's spring exhibition, Chrysanthemum and Dragon: The Art of Ornamentation in Japan and China in the 17th to 19th Century, features the items from its new Japanese collection. The more than 180 items include traditional yatate or portable stationery and kiseru tobacco pipes from the Edo (1603-1868) to Showa period (1926-89). The show opened on Monday (March 18) and runs till August 15 this year.

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