|Closed||Mondays, except March 21, and closed on March 22|
|Hours||10 a.m. - 5 p.m.（last entry: 4:30 p.m.）|
|General admission||Adult 1300 yen, Student 1000 yen|
The minimalist beauty of forms created by making effective use of the characteristics of material is a captivating charm of the crafts. The power of form contrasts with the gorgeous beauty created by scattering motifs on works.
This exhibition, based on the Nezu Museum collection, examines the beauty of form that materials create from three approaches. One is the balanced, utterly elegant forms of Chinese objects. Next is Japanese functional forms with the robustness to withstand many years of use. The third approach spotlights tea utensils, whose forms continue to dare to create new values.
A particular focus of this exhibition is lacquer, a natural coating that combines beauty and strength. Intermingling lacquerware with superb examples of ceramics and metalwork, the exhibition offers an opportunity to experience the power of form, made even more distinctive by the absence of motifs.