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2018

  • Gallery 5 : One Hundred Camellias
  • Gallery 6 : Tea in the New Year

January 10[Wed]-February 12[Mon], 2018Gallery 1/2

Museum Collection Exhibition

Ink and Gold: Paintings of the Kanō School[End]

Experience the work of Japan’s largest painting school, the Kanō, through folding screens and other works.

January 10[Wed]-February 12[Mon], 2018

Gallery 1/2

Museum Collection Exhibition

Ink and Gold: Paintings of the Kanō School[End]

Experience the work of Japan’s largest painting school, the Kanō, through folding screens and other works.

  • Gallery 5 : One Hundred Camellias
  • Gallery 6 : Tea in the New Year
  • Gallery 2 : Tea Ceremony Kettles
  • Gallery 5 : Calligraphy by Poets: Compositions on Kaishi and Poem Slips
  • Gallery 6 : Tea in the Flowers of Spring

February 22[Thu]-March 31[Sat], 2018Gallery 1

Museum Collection Exhibition

A Bouquet of Incense Containers[End]

These small incense containers add flair to tea gatherings. Enjoy their charming variety, in materials from ceramics to lacquerware.

February 22[Thu]-March 31[Sat], 2018

Gallery 1

Museum Collection Exhibition

A Bouquet of Incense Containers[End]

These small incense containers add flair to tea gatherings. Enjoy their charming variety, in materials from ceramics to lacquerware.

  • Gallery 2 : Tea Ceremony Kettles
  • Gallery 5 : Calligraphy by Poets: Compositions on Kaishi and Poem Slips
  • Gallery 6 : Tea in the Flowers of Spring
  • Gallery 6 : The Tea of Early Summer: Using the Brazier

April 14[Sat]-May 13[Sun], 2018Gallery 1/2/5

Special Exhibition

Kōrin and Kenzan: Brother Artists, Resonating Aesthetics[End]

Ogata Kōrin, the painter and designer, and his brother Kenzan, the potter: This exhibition explores the brothers’ individual characters and their interactions.

April 14[Sat]-May 13[Sun], 2018

Gallery 1/2/5

Special Exhibition

Kōrin and Kenzan: Brother Artists, Resonating Aesthetics[End]

Ogata Kōrin, the painter and designer, and his brother Kenzan, the potter: This exhibition explores the brothers’ individual characters and their interactions.

  • Gallery 6 : The Tea of Early Summer: Using the Brazier
  • Gallery 5 : Tea Utensil Names and Waka Poems
  • Gallery 6 : Summer Tea Ceremony: Water from a Famous Well

May 24[Thu]-July 8[Sun], 2018Gallery 1/2

Museum Collection Exhibition

Introduction to Traditional Art: Lacquer Techniques and Designs

Learn about lacquer techniques and designs through lacquerware from Japan, China, Korea, and Southeast Asia handed down over the generations in Japan.

May 24[Thu]-July 8[Sun], 2018

Gallery 1/2

Museum Collection Exhibition

Introduction to Traditional Art: Lacquer Techniques and Designs

Learn about lacquer techniques and designs through lacquerware from Japan, China, Korea, and Southeast Asia handed down over the generations in Japan.

  • Gallery 5 : Tea Utensil Names and Waka Poems
  • Gallery 6 : Summer Tea Ceremony: Water from a Famous Well

July 9[Mon]-August 31[Fri], 2018

Closed for Equipment Maintenance

July 9[Mon]-August 31[Fri], 2018

Closed for Equipment Maintenance

  • Gallery 5 : Kosode Kimono Motifs
  • Gallery 6 : Autumn: The Last of the Year’s Tea

September 1[Sat]-October 8[Mon], 2018Gallery 1/2

Museum Collection Exhibition

Zen and the Art of Cultural Exchange: An Invitation to Calligraphy and Ink Painting

Zen priests were both bearers of Japanese and Chinese culture and participants in interchanges between them. This exhibition presents their calligraphy and paintings, with poems the priests composed.

September 1[Sat]-October 8[Mon], 2018

Gallery 1/2

Museum Collection Exhibition

Zen and the Art of Cultural Exchange: An Invitation to Calligraphy and Ink Painting

Zen priests were both bearers of Japanese and Chinese culture and participants in interchanges between them. This exhibition presents their calligraphy and paintings, with poems the priests composed.

  • Gallery 5 : Kosode Kimono Motifs
  • Gallery 6 : Autumn: The Last of the Year’s Tea
  • Gallery 5 : Calligraphy Collection Albums
  • Gallery 6 : New Year with Tea: Opening the Hearth

October 20[Sat]-December 16[Sun], 2018Gallery 1/2

Special Exhibition

Momoyama Tea Utensils: A New View

Shigaraki, Bizen, Shino, Oribe, Iga: Momoyama tea utensils were produced in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. The addition of newly excavated examples inspires a rethinking of these tea wares.

October 20[Sat]-December 16[Sun], 2018

Gallery 1/2

Special Exhibition

Momoyama Tea Utensils: A New View

Shigaraki, Bizen, Shino, Oribe, Iga: Momoyama tea utensils were produced in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. The addition of newly excavated examples inspires a rethinking of these tea wares.

  • Gallery 5 : Calligraphy Collection Albums
  • Gallery 6 : New Year with Tea: Opening the Hearth

2019

  • Gallery 5 : One Hundred Camellias
  • Gallery 6 : First Tea Gathering: Celebrating the New Year

January 10[Thu]-February 17[Sun], 2019Gallery 1/2

Museum Collection Exhibition

The Shuten Dōji Picture Scroll: A Tale of Expelling the Demon

This picture scroll tells the story of Minamoto no Raikō and his retainers casting out a demon, Shuten Dōji. For the first time, all eight scrolls that make up the version of this tale created by Sumiyoshi Hironao will be displayed.

January 10[Thu]-February 17[Sun], 2019

Gallery 1/2

Museum Collection Exhibition

The Shuten Dōji Picture Scroll: A Tale of Expelling the Demon

This picture scroll tells the story of Minamoto no Raikō and his retainers casting out a demon, Shuten Dōji. For the first time, all eight scrolls that make up the version of this tale created by Sumiyoshi Hironao will be displayed.

  • Gallery 5 : One Hundred Camellias
  • Gallery 6 : First Tea Gathering: Celebrating the New Year
  • Gallery 5 :The Former Takeda no Miya Imperial Family Hina Doll Decoration
  • Gallery 6 : Tea Ceremony at the End of Spring

February 28[Thu]-March 31[Sun], 2019Gallery 1/2

Museum Collection Exhibition

Floral Beauty in Buddhist Art

Lotuses, arabesque flower patterns, sal tree blossoms: flowers are critical elements in Buddhist art. This exhibition presents the art of the fragrant flowers that adorn the Buddhist deities.

February 28[Thu]-March 31[Sun], 2019

Gallery 1/2

Museum Collection Exhibition

Floral Beauty in Buddhist Art

Lotuses, arabesque flower patterns, sal tree blossoms: flowers are critical elements in Buddhist art. This exhibition presents the art of the fragrant flowers that adorn the Buddhist deities.

  • Gallery 5 :The Former Takeda no Miya Imperial Family Hina Doll Decoration
  • Gallery 6 : Tea Ceremony at the End of Spring
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