Past Exhibitions

Featured Exhibition “The Charm of Chinese Ceramic Yong Figures”


Yong are model human figures in China made as burial goods to be placed in tombs. They are mostly ceramic figures, a leading example being the famous Terracotta Army made for the mausoleum of Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor of China. Actually, various types and forms of yong were made throughout the history in many regions, conveying a vivid idea of the lives of the people of the time they were made. This exhibition introduces the variegated charms of the Chinese yong figures by showing approximately 20 works from the museum collection, including the Ataka Collection and Umino Nobuyoshi Collection.


TitleFeatured Exhibition
“The Charm of Chinese Ceramic Yong Figures”
DatesSaturday, December 16, 2017~Sunday, March 25, 2018
VenueThe Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka (Gallery F) Closed daysMondays (open on January 8, February 12), January 9, February 13
December 28, 2017 – January 4, 2018
Opening hours9:30 am – 5:00 pm / Open until 7:00 pm on December 22 – 24 / Last admission: 30 minutes prior to closing time Organized byThe Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka
AdmissionVisitors are admitted to all exhibitions in the museum with a 'Special Exhibition’ admission ticket
Number of items on display approximately 20 works
Also showingSpecial Exhibition: Tang Dynasty Tomb Figures of Hu People―Portraying the Multicultural Vigor on the Silk Road―
Modern Representation of Human Figures - From the Collection of The National Museum of Art, Osaka
Permanent Exhibition:Chinese and Korean Ceramics of the Ataka Collection, Korean Ceramics of the Rhee Byung-Chang Collection, Japanese Ceramics
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Examples of Objects on Display