Chanoyu - The Arts of Tea Ceremony, The Essence of Japan

"Chanoyu - The Arts of Tea Ceremony, The Essence of Japan"

Heiseikan Special Exhibition Galleries  April 11, 2017 (Tue) - June 4, 2017 (Sun)

  
Tea Bowl, Shino type, Known as Unohanagaki (“deutzia shrubs”), Azuchi-Momoyama – Edo period, 16th–17th century, Mitsui Memorial Museum, Tokyo (National Treasure)

This major exhibition will focus on how the arts of the tea ceremony evolved from the Muromachi period to modernity. This will be the largest exhibition of its kind since Arts of the Tea Ceremony, which was held at Tokyo National Museum in 1980. We hope that visitors, by witnessing masterpieces of the tea ceremony from various historical periods, and attuning themselves to the sensibilities of the people who used them, will be able to experience the “Essence of Japan.”