Burials in China: Early White Porcelain: Its Birth and Development

"Burials in China: Early White Porcelain: Its Birth and Development"

Toyokan Room 5  January 2, 2019 (Wed) - April 21, 2019 (Sun)

  
Ewer, White porcelain, Early Tang dynasty, 7th century (Important Cultural Property, Gift of Dr. Yokogawa Tamisuke)

This thematic exhibition sheds light on Chinese white porcelain, namely when and how it was born and how it evolved. White porcelain, which was the foundation for blue-and-white porcelain and overglaze-enamel wares, is well known today. However, re-tracing how it was born and developed reveals very unique circumstances. For this exhibition, precious works of early white porcelain, which are shrouded in mystery, have been specially selected from the collections of the Tokiwayama Bunko Foundation and the Tokyo National Museum.