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Asian arts Museum: photos, description (Musee des Arts Asiatiques)

The Asian arts Museum in nice, small, local collection is quite modest. But to visit it's interesting, if only because the Museum building in the Park FeNi was built by the famous Japanese architect, Kenzo, Tange.

The idea to open a Museum of Asian art was expressed at the time, mayor Jacques Medecin - man, entered into history nice bright and sometimes controversial pages. Whatever it was, the townspeople elected him mayor five times. In the nineties, impressed by the work of French sculptor Pierre-Yves Tramua, many exhibited in Japan, the mayor decided to create a nice Museum dedicated to the arts of China, Japan, India and Cambodia. A man of strong, independent and impulsive, he was invited to design the Museum of the great Kenzo, Tange.

Change, created around the artificial lake in the Park give a damn About a very unusual, light and bright building, which in itself is a work of Oriental art. The architect used two basic geometric shapes, having a sacred significance in Japanese tradition: the square (symbol of earth) and a circle (symbol of heaven). Four cubes of white marble surrounded by the same white marble rotunda topped by a glass pyramid. Each of the cubes contains halls, devoted to the art of one country.

The Museum was opened in 1998. Today there are about two hundred exhibits, which has an undeniable historical value: pair gilded statue of the white-tailed deer of the XVII-XVIII century from Central Tibet (they symbolize the first sermon of the Buddha), patent meditating figure of Amida Nyorai, Japan, Edo period, XVIII century), magnificent funerary statuette of kneeling woman (China, the era of Han, III century). A good Japanese lacquered wooden pot for cooking tea (the end of XV - beginning of XVI century), Japanese ceramic horse VI century, Indian cloth of the XVIII century hand-painted, depicting a young Lord Krishna.

In the Museum you can get acquainted not only with static exhibits in a special pavilion regular classic Japanese tea ceremony, presentations of Chinese tea traditions. All the explanations given, however, in the French language.