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The Art of Tea Ceremony

"The Art of Tea Ceremony"

Japanese Gallery (Honkan) Room 4  June 13, 2017 (Tue) - September 18, 2017 (Mon)

  
Bowl, Known as “Bakohan”; celadon glaze, Longquan ware, China, Southern Song dynasty, 13th century (Important Cultural Property, Gift of Mr. Mitsui Takahiro)

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 Jade Cong, Celadon glaze, Guan ware, China, Formerly preserved by the Owari Tokugawa family, Southern Song dynasty, 12th–13th century (Important Cultural Property, Gift of Mr. Hirota Matsushige)
Shinnari type, Pine tree design, Ashiya ware, Muromachi period, 15th century (Gift of Mr. Matsunaga Yasuzaemon)
Bowl, Known as “Bakohan”; celadon glaze, Longquan ware, China, Southern Song dynasty, 13th century (Important Cultural Property, Gift of Mr. Mitsui Takahiro)
Poems Composed at poetry gathering during Emperor Gotoba's visit to Kumano shrine, By Fujiwara no Teika, Kamakura period, dated 1201 (Important Art Object, Private collection, on exhibit from August 1, 2017)