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The Art of Tea Ceremony

"The Art of Tea Ceremony"

Japanese Gallery (Honkan) Room 4  March 22, 2017 (Wed) - June 11, 2017 (Sun)

  
Tea Caddy, Bunrin (“apple”) type; known as the “Uji”, China, Southern Song–Yuan dynasty, 13th century

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:
Water Jar, Shino type, Fishing net design, Mino ware, Azuchi-Momoyama–Edo period, 16th–17th century (Private collection)
Tea Caddy, Bunrin (“apple”) type; known as the “Uji”, China, Southern Song–Yuan dynasty, 13th century
Tea Kettle, Plum tree and bamboo design, Ashiya ware, Muromachi period, 15th century (Lent by The Satoh Artcraft Research & Scholarship Foundation)
Poem on Shikishi Paper, Attributed to Ono no Tofu, Heian period, 11th century (on exhibit from April 25, 2017)