Autumn Special Exhibition

September 14 - December 15

Bizen
From Earth and Fire, Exquisite Forms

Bizen ware has been cherished in Japan since ancient times as a simple unglazed pottery created from clay and flames. The absence of glaze makes firing the most essential component in producing Bizen ware. The marks that form naturally in the firing represent its greatest feature and most noteworthy aspect. The history of Bizen ware—from a primitive form to its limitless expressions—is a long one that continues to influence many artists today.

This exhibition brings together masterful examples of early Bizen ware that attracted practitioners of tea in the Momoyama period and modern works by renowned Japanese ceramic artists who have been drawn to these early works. The exhibition also features distinct works by Living National Treasures, who have been active in modernizing this art form, as well as young, up-and-coming artists.

Information

Exhibition Term
September 14, 2019 - December 15, 2019
Open Hours
10:00 am-5:00 pm
Closed Days
Mondays
Admission Fees
1,100 yen
Audio Guides
There
Organizers
Miho Museum and Kyoto Shimbun Co., Ltd.

※Objects are subject to change during exhibition period.

展覧会チラシ(pdfファイル)【英語】

Exhibition Highlights

Gourd-Shaped Sake Flask, Named Kukurizaru
16-17c; Miho Museum

Water Jar with Lugs, Arrow-Notch Mouth
16-17c

Water Jar (Originally a Seed Jar)
16-17c; Miho Museum

Large Dish with Hidasuki Pattern
16-17c; Okayama Prefectural Museum

KANESHIGE Toyo, Triangular Vase with Rivets
c.1953-54; Okayama Prefectural Museum of Art

ISEZAKI Mitsuru, Large Jar, Coarse Clay with Hidasuki Pattern
c.1970

ISEZAKI Jun, Vessel of the Gods
2016

SHIMAMURA Hikaru, Incense Burner in the Form of a Large Piece of Firewood
2012

Exhibition Galleries

Entrance Information Bizen Ware as the SourceFocusing on Tea Utensils Modern Ceramic Artists and BizenCopying and Creating Contemporary BizenStyle and Potentia MIHO GRANDAMAOld Bizen at the Miho Museum
South Wing
North Wing

Autumn Special Exhibition

Bizen

From Earth and Fire, Exquisite Forms

Exhibits

North Wing

Autumn Special Exhibition

Bizen
From Earth and Fire, Exquisite Forms

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Bizen Ware as the Source—Focusing on Tea Utensils
Bizen Ware as the Source—Focusing on Tea Utensils
Modern Ceramic Artists and Bizen—Copying and Creating

Contemporary Bizen—Style and Potentia

MIHO GRANDAMA―Old Bizen at the Miho Museum