The Harmony of Vessels: Japanese Ceramics from the Idemitsu Collection

The Harmony of Vessels: Japanese Ceramics from the Idemitsu Collection

4F Boston Gallery

February 26 (Sat.), 2011 - March 27 (Sun.), 2011

The Idemitsu Museum of Arts in Tokyo houses a large number of exquisite Japanese and Chinese ceramics, calligraphies and paintings from antiquity to the modern era. From this extensive collection, the Nagoya/Boston Museum of Fine Arts is pleased to present various masterpieces of Japanese ceramics and paintings that represent the Idemitsu Museum of Arts.
This exhibition features: Momoyama-period ceramic utensils for the tea ceremony as represented by Shino, Oribe and Karatsu-wares; Kyoto ware including works by Nonomura Ninsei and Ogata Kenzan; and porcelain in blue-and-white Imari, Ko-Kutani, Kakiemon and other styles. Screens and handscroll, whose motifs were adopted for the design of these ceramics, will also be exhibited to allow visitors to appreciate the harmony of expressions played by ceramics and paintings.

image:Dish with Design of Cherry Blossoms and Rafts on Waves

Dish with Design of Cherry Blossoms and Rafts on Waves
Nabeshima Style
Late 17th-Early 18th Century
Idemitsu Museum of Arts

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