Current Exhibitions

Featured Exhibition Commemorating the Gift to the Museum “ Ceramic Lighting Devices of the TSUJII Collection — Shedding a Flickering Light ”

Outline

Before the invention of electric lights, Japanese people lighted their lives by igniting oil or candles using various lighting devices. Since the Edo period (1603-1867) onwards, when vegetable oil such as rapeseed oil came into wide use, the forms of lighting devices using oil diversified. Candles, which had been introduced from China along with Buddhism and mainly had been used in ceremonial occasions, were produced in larger numbers, enhancing the creation of various decorative candle stands in earthenware, stoneware or porcelain.
Commemorating the generous gift in 2018 of the “TSUJII Collection”, comprising antique lighting devices mainly from Asian countries, this exhibition introduces approximately 25 works of ceramic lighting devices selected from the Collection, mainly produced in the latter half of the Edo period. Enjoy the artistry of the works as well as the variety of forms, from the palm-top oil lamps to the luxurious candle stands.

Information

TitleFeatured Exhibition
Commemorating the Gift to the Museum “ Ceramic Lighting Devices of the TSUJII Collection — Shedding a Flickering Light ”
DatesSaturday, October 26, 2019~Sunday, December 8, 2019
VenueThe Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka Closed daysMondays (open on November 4), November 5
Opening hours9:30 am – 5:00 pm
※Last admission: 30 minutes prior to closing
Organized byThe Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka
Admission (to all exhibitions)General admission 500 (400) yen
University and high school students 300 (250) yen
a.Prices in parenthesis are group discount rates for a party of 20 or more
b.The following visitors are free of charge:
①Holders of special IDs such as Shogaisha techo (Disability Identification Booklet), including one attendant
②Residents of Osaka City aged 65 or older (please show ID)
③Junior high school students and younger children
Number of items on displayapproximately 25 works
Also showing
Chinese Ceramics and Korean Ceramics of the ATAKA Collection
Korean Ceramics of the RHEE Byung-chang Collection
Japanese Ceramics
Chinese Snuff Bottles of the OKI Shoichiro Collection
Inquiries The Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka
Phone: 06-6223-0055
Fax : 06-6223-0057

Examples of Objects on Display