140th Anniversary Thematic Exhibitions: Tea Ceremony Utensils of Hirota Fukkosai

"140th Anniversary Thematic Exhibitions: Tea Ceremony Utensils of Hirota Fukkosai"

Honkan Room 4  September 4, 2012 (Tue) - November 25, 2012 (Sun)

  
Water Jar in Shape of Jade Cong, Celadon glaze, Southern Song Guan ware, Southern Song dynasty, 12th - 13th century, China (Important Cultural Property, Gift of Mr. Hirota Matsushige)

The Hirota Matsushige Collection, underpinned by the connoisseurship and experiences of an art dealer, is unique. It includes bold selections, such as a Qing-dynasty bowl from the Jingdezhen kilns, until then an object of admiration, reinterpreted as a water jar for use in the tea ceremony. Other significant features of this collection are the various intriguing small pieces it includes, as well as its many masterpieces.
Current exhibit includes:
Tea Bowl, Horimishima Type, Known as "Kimura", Joseon dynasty, 16th - 17th century, Korea (Gift of Mr. Hirota Matsushige)
Water Jar, Lotus bouquet design in doucai enamel, Jingdezhen ware, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng era (1723 - 1735), China (Gift of Mr. Hirota Matsushige)
Water Jar in Shape of Jade Cong, Celadon glaze,  Southern Song Guan ware, Southern Song dynasty, 12th - 13th century, China (Important Cultural Property, Gift of Mr. Hirota Matsushige)
Shallow Bowl, Flowering plant design, Mino ware, Kiseto type, Azuchi-Momoyama - Edo period, 16th - 17th century (Gift of Mr. Hirota Matsushige)