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Tales of Genji

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Hidden : 7/31/2008
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

Nice Museum and Gardens in an old part of Nagoya. Easy to get to by either City Sightseeing bus, Subway (Ozone Stn) or Train (Meitetsu Seto Line Morishita Stn)

Please make sure you place the container back in its spot as far back out of sight so as the grounds keepers will not be likely to see it. They do some serious upkeep on these grounds so the chances of this being found by a muggle are high if not placed back correctly and out of sight.
Small tupperware container with room for some small items such as coins, TBs, trackables etc. Log sheet and small pen are included inside (but bring something to write with just in case).

Take your time to explore the Gardens if you have the time as they are quite nice!

Note about Museum:
The Tokugawa Art Museum (Tokugawa Bijutsukan), located in Nagoya, Japan, opened in 1935 and is supported by the Tokugawa Reimeikai Foundation of Tokyo. The collection holds more than 12,000 pieces including: swords, armor, No costumes and masks, lacquer furniture, Chinese and Japanese ceramics, calligraphy, paintings from the Chinese Song and Yuan dynasties (960-1368).
The most important and valuable treasure is a Heian period scroll of The Tale of Genji, dating to the 1130's CE. Only sections from three of the scrolls handed down in the Owari branch of the Tokugawa clan are kept at the Tokugawa Art Museum, another part is kept at the Gotoh Museum. These scrolls are the earliest still extant painted and written versions of the epic tale and are designated a National Treasures of Japan. They are so fragile to air and light that they are kept sealed shut and never shown publicly, therefore only fascimiles exist.
Traditional Japanese and Chinese art objects on public view are often found in private collections that have become public. The Tokugawa Art Museum's collection originally was among the daimyô collection of Tokugawa Yoshichika (1886-1976), who was the 19th lord of Owari Province (now Aichi Prefecture). He was the descendant of the first lord of Owari, Tokugawa Yoshinao (1600-1650), the 9th son of the first Tokugawa shogun, Tokugawa Ieyasu.
The main building of the museum was constructed in the 1930's in a classic Japanese style with western elements. The museum has a permanent exhibition as well as a temporary ones. A Japanese tea-house as well as a full-fledged Noh stage are also housed in the museum.

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