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The Art of Tea Ceremony

"The Art of Tea Ceremony"

Honkan Room 4  September 11, 2018 (Tue) - December 9, 2018 (Sun)

  
Bowl, Arabesque design in overglaze enamel, Formerly owned by Okano Shigezo, 16th century (Important Art Object)

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:
Tea Bowl, Oido type; known as "Uraku-ido", Formerly owned by Oda Urakusai and Kinokuniya Bunzaemon, Joseon dynasty, 16th century (Important Art Object, Gift of Mr. Matsunaga Yasuzaemon)
Bowl, Arabesque design in overglaze enamel,
Formerly owned by Okano Shigezo, 16th century (Important Art Object)
Box for a Tea Set, Design in
kinma lacquer inlay, 16–17th century
Shallow Bowl, Three-color glaze with melon design,
Studio of Chojiro (d. 1589), Raku ware, Azuchi-Momoyama period, 16th century
Letter,
By Sen no Rikyu, Azuchi-Momoyama period, 16th century (Gift of Mr. Zenda Kiichiro)
Flower Vase with Elephant-shaped Lugs, Known as ‟Akizuki”,
Muromachi period, 15th–16th century (Gift of Mr. Matsunaga Yasuzaemon)
Tea Kettle with Ribs,
Muromachi period, 16th century