Past Exhibitions

The Enchanting Chinese Ceramics from the ISE Collection


 Mr. ISE Hikonobu is one of the art collectors gaining worldwide attention and some of the works from his collection have already been shown to the public in the past. We are grateful to have an opportunity to show the Ise Collection particularly focusing on Chinese ceramics, which are the quintessence of Mr. Ise’s collection. The exhibition is going to be held in two countries, beginning at the Guimet Museum of Asian Art in Paris, France and traveling to The Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka, Japan.
 In the Guimet Museum, the Ise Collection’s Chinese ceramics are introduced as “carefully selected artworks that meet the aesthetic sense of the Japanese people”. The Japanese have two kinds of aesthetic sensibilities: the traditional sensibility in which they highly value artworks from China, calling them karamono or “Chinese objects”, and also appreciate their functional beauty as they were used in tea ceremonies; and the modern perception of beauty in which they simply appreciate ceramics as works of art. In addition to these artistic senses, Mr. Ise’s deep knowledge and understanding on Chinese culture add luster to his valuable collection.
 The 74 works displayed at the exhibition “Porcelain, chefs-d’œuvre de la collection Ise”, began on June 21st in the Guimet Museum, will return to Japan and also be on view at this exhibition to be held in Osaka. Adding several more works to a total of 88 works, including 2 works designated as Important Cultural Property in Japan, this Osaka exhibition introduces the Chinese ceramics covering from the Warring States period to the Qing dynasty, demonstrating the discerning eyes of the collector.


The Enchanting Chinese Ceramics from the ISE Collection
DatesSaturday, September 23, 2017~Sunday, December 3, 2017
VenueThe Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka  Gallery D and E Closed daysMondays(open on October 9), October 10
Opening hours 9:30 am – 5:00 pm (last admission: 4:30 pm) Organized by The Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka, The Asahi Shimbun
Support byDepartment of Foreign Affairs Sponsored bySompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance, Inc.,
Cooperated byJapan Air Line, Total Corporate Foundation Special Cooperated byISE Foundation
AdmissionAdults 900(700)yen, university and high school students 550(450)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 (Identification Booklet for the Physically Disabled), including one attendant
②Residents of Osaka City aged 65 or older (please show ID)
③Junior high school students and younger children
*Admission ticket for the featured exhibition grants entry to all exhibitions in the museum.
Number of items on display88 works
Also showing[Permanent Exhibition]
Chinese Ceramics of the Ataka Collection , Korean Ceramics of the Ataka Collection and
the Rhee Byung-Chang Collection
Japanese Ceramics
Chinese Snuff Bottles of the Oki Shoichiro Collection
Ceramic Works by Jun KANEKO
Inquiries The Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka
Phone: 06-6223-0055
Fax : 06-6223-0057

Examples of Objects on Display