The first porcelain produced in Japan at the beginning of seventeenth century was known as “Imari ware”, after the name of the port from which it was shipped. It achieved wide popularity not only within Japan but also overseas, being exported to various parts of the world such as Asia and Europe. This exhibition introduces the charm of Imari ware through the approximately 190 pieces, most of which are from our collection, which are shown to the public in Japan for the first time.
Saturday, August 16 – Sunday, November 30, 2014
Mondays (except for Sep.15, Oct. 13, Nov. 3, 24), Sep. 16, Oct. 14, Nov. 4, 25
- Temporary Exhibition
Shedding light on lotus flower motifs that decorate the surfaces of East Asian ceramics, the exhibition displays approximately 64 ceramic pieces from the museum collection. The unblemished beauty of the lotuses is enhanced by 50 photographs of the flowers taken by the photographer Mr. MUDA Tomohiro under the theme “Spaces for Prayer, Forms of Prayer”
- Saturday, April 12 - Sunday, July 27, 2014
- Mondays (open on April 28, May 5 and July 21) Wednesday May 7, Tuesday July 22