|Closed||Mondays, except 7/17 and closed on 7/18|
|Hours||10 am to 5 pm（Entrance closes 30 min. before closing）|
|General admission||Adult 1100 yen, Student 800 yen|
The current “Introduction to Ceramics” exhibit focuses on dishes that were used in everyday life, examining the culture of using large and small dishes as tableware and considering the periods during which this was done. When, for example, did people start to use plates? And around what time period did the culture of displaying and serving food at meals appear?
Demand for large dishes arose in the countries of the Near and Middle East in around the 14th century and they were brought in from China. At the same time, within the food culture of Japan, where small tables such as individual kaiseki meal trays were used, a wide variety of small plates with decorated with traditional nature themes stand out. We hope that you will enjoy this display of large and small Chinese and Japanese ceramic dishes as they weave the tale of the history of eating culture.