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The Art of Tea Ceremony

"The Art of Tea Ceremony"

Japanese Gallery (Honkan) Room 4  September 13, 2016 (Tue) - December 15, 2016 (Thu)

  
Tea Bowl Nogime (“hare's fur”) tenmoku type, Jian ware, China. Southern Song dynasty, 12th-13th century (Gift of Mr. Hirota Matsushige)

This gallery highlights the way of tea through its various art works such as paintings and calligraphy, vases, vessels for kaiseki meals, kettles, tea caddies, and tea bowls.

Current exhibit includes:
Vase with Phoenix Handles, Celadon glaze, Longquan ware, China, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, 13th century (Gift of Mr. Matsunaga Yasuzaemon)
Tea Caddy with Angular Shoulder, Known as "Shozan", Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, 13th century (Gift of Mr. Harada Kichizo)
Tea Bowl, Black glaze, Haikatsugi Type, Southern Song‐Yuan Dynasty, 13th‐14th century, China (Gift of Mr. Hirota Matsushige)
Letter, By Takeno Jo'o, Muromachi period, 16th century (Gift of Mrs. Yamamoto Tomiko and Mr. Yamamoto Kenji)
Tea Bowl, Aoido type, Known as "Toki-ido", Joseon dynasty, 16th century (Gift of Mr. Hirota Matsushige)