The Japan Collection of Viktor and Marianne Langen is one of a kind in Europe, both in terms of scope and quality. With approximately 350 works, it offers a representative overview of Japanese art from the twelfth to the twentieth century. The collection encompasses not only religious art, but also ceramic pieces from the prehistoric Jōmon era and Buddhist statues from the Nara and Heian periods. The broad spectrum found in the collection’s inventory of painting ranges from examples of court painting of the Kano school, by way of works from renowned artists such as Maruyama Okyo (1733–1795), to the genre painting of the nineteenth century.
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