Shedding light on lotus flower motifs that decorate the surfaces of East Asian ceramics, the exhibition displays approximately 60 ceramic pieces from the museum collection. The unblemished beauty of the lotuses is enhanced by about 40 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 May 5 and July 21) Wednesday May 7, Tuesday July 22
- Temporary Exhibition
The location of the kiln site of Ding ware, one of the five great kilns of Song China, had long been a mystery but it became clear in the first half of the 20th century that the kiln was situated in Quyang County, Hebei Province. The recent large-scale excavation revealed many new findings, making this project one of the most significant discoveries in the Chinese history of ceramics. This exhibition displays approximately 60 pieces excavated most recently, all of which are extremely important materials to elucidate the history of Ding white porcelain. They are shown to the Japanese public for the first time.
- Saturday, November 23 - Sunday, March 23, 2014
- Mondays (open on Dec. 23, Jan. 13),
Saturday of Dec. 14, Tuesdays of Jan. 14, Saturday of Dec. 28 - Saturday of Jan. 4, 2014