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Saturday, September 23, 2017 ~ Sunday, December 3, 2017 Adults 900(700)yen, university and high school students 550(450)yen

The Enchanting Chinese Ceramics from the ISE Collection

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 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.

Saturday, September 23, 2017 ~ Sunday, December 3, 2017 Admission ticket for the featured exhibition grants entry to all exhibitions in the museum

Permanent Exhibition“Chinese Ceramics of the Ataka Collection” etc.

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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

Saturday, September 23, 2017 ~ Sunday, December 3, 2017 Admission ticket for the featured exhibition grants entry to all exhibitions in the museum.

Ceramic Works by Jun KANEKO

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 Jun KANEKO, born in Nagoya, Japan in 1942, initially set his mind on becoming a painter when he moved to the United States in 1963. During his stay, however, his interests shifted to ceramics and began to work with artists including Jerry Rothman and Peter Voulkos. Known for large-scale works such as the Omaha Project, he is also renowned for his paintings and glass work. Recently, his activities expanded to designing opera stage sets and costumes.
 Commemorating the donation of Kaneko’s works, the Museum lobby will be brightened up with his 6 colorful works. Enjoy the artist’s extraordinary ideas and creativity through his works, particularly the unique texture which can only be produced by clay and glaze.