The museum will be closed between Monday, December 16, 2019 and Friday, March 13, 2020.


The museum will next be open from Saturday, March 14 to Sunday, June 14, 2020. However, from Tuesday, June 9 to Sunday, June 14, only the permanent collection (South Wing) will be open.


Autumn Special Exhibition

Note: This exhibit has closed.

Please note that this information pertains to an exhibition that has closed.

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
Organizers
Miho Museum and Kyoto Shimbun Co., Ltd.

※Objects are subject to change during exhibition period.

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