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The Art of Tea Ceremony

"The Art of Tea Ceremony"

Japanese Gallery (Honkan) Room 4  January 2, 2017 (Mon) - March 20, 2017 (Mon)

  
Tea Bowl, Known as "Hashihime", Mino ware, Shino type, Azuchi-Momoyama - Edo period, 16th-17th century (Gift of Mr. Matsunaga Yasuzaemon)

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:
Flower Vase in Shape of Bronze Zun (Ritual wine vessel), Celadon glaze, Longquan ware, China, Formerly owned by the Mouri family, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, 13th century
Tea Caddy with Lugs, Known as “Odaimyo”,
Mino ware, Edo period, 17th century (Gift of Mrs. Shiobara Chiyo)
Tea Bowl, Kyogenbakama type; known as “Naniwazutsu”,
Purportedly owned by Sen no Rikyu; formerly owned by the Konoike family, Korea, Joseon dynasty, 17th century (on exhibit through February 5, 2017)
Poem on Shikishi Paper, Known as "Ogura Shikishi", By Fujiwara no Teika, Kamakura period, 13th century (Private collection)
Tea Bowl, Known as "Hashihime",
Mino ware, Shino type, Azuchi-Momoyama - Edo period, 16th - 17th century (Gift of Mr. Matsunaga Yasuzaemon)