|Yonezawa City Uesugi Museum|
|Town or city||Yonezawa, Yamagata Prefecture|
|Opened||29 September 2001|
Yonezawa City Uesugi Museum (米沢市上杉博物館, Yonezawa-shi Uesugi hakubutsukan) opened in the former grounds of Yonezawa Castle in Yonezawa, Yamagata Prefecture, Japan, in 2001. The collection of some 18,800 objects includes the National Treasures Scenes In and Around the Capital (紙本金地著色洛中洛外図 ), by Kanō Eitoku, and Uesugi Family Documents ( 上杉家文書 ).
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