|Hours||10 am to 5 pm（Entrance closes 30 min. before closing）|
|General admission||Adult 1100 yen, Student 800 yen|
Lidded containers for incense called kōgō are one of the most popular utensils used at tea gatherings.
In the beginning, Chinese lacquerwares were used as incense containers, but with the growing popularity of tea culture the latest domestic ceramics, such as Kiseto and Shino wares, as well as old lacquer boxes with gold makie and mother-of-pearl inlay designs and new Chinese wares such as blue-and-white ceramics and celadons were also adopted for used in tea gatherings. These containers were made from a wide range of materials, from lacquer to ceramics, and their shapes were also richly varied, limited not only to round and square containers, but even taking the form of animals and musical instruments. No other tea utensils are as diverse in form as incense containers.
This exhibition features approximately 170 incense containers that show how their world blossomed. We hope that you will enjoy these charming small vessels that adorned the tea space.