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The Collection of Okano Shigezo: Textiles and Ceramics from Indonesia

The Collection of Okano Shigezo: Textiles and Ceramics from Indonesia / Toyokan Room 12   September 4, 2018 (Tue) - December 25, 2018 (Tue)

  
Painted Cloth, Design of Bali genre scenes on a white ground (detail), 20th century

This exhibition sheds light on Indonesian textiles and ceramics collected by Okano Shigezo (1894–1975), a Japanese entrepreneur who moved to and achieved success in Indonesia’s Sumatra in the early 20th century.

The lineup of textiles includes batik and ikat from Sumatra, Java, and other areas. These textiles, rich in regional flavor, provide an overview of cultural exchange that took place in this country and the textile techniques that were brought from India to Southeast Asia, eventually to Japan. Also included are Southeast Asian ceramic wares collected by Okano as well as Chinese ceramics that were made for export to Indonesia.

With the catch phrase “A Bridge across the Sea,” visitors are invited to view a range of unique artworks associated with Indonesia.
 

 Major works in this exhibition
* Works listed below are in the TNM Collection unless otherwise indicated.
 Major works in this exhibition
* Works listed below are in the TNM Collection unless otherwise indicated.
Painted Cloth, Design of Bali genre scenes on a white ground, 20th century (On exhibit through November 4, 2018)
Vase with Phoenix Head, White porcelain, Northern Song dynasty, 11th century
Geringsing (Shoulder garment), Design of wayang puppets in double ikat weave and embroidery in silver thread, 19th–20th century (On exhibit from November 6, 2018)
Bowl, Celadon glaze with peony design in underglaze iron pigment, Guangzhou ware Formerly owned by Hosokawa Moritatsu, Northern Song dynasty, 11th–12th century (Important Art Object)
Shawl, Design of flowers on a red ground in weft ikat weave, 19th century (On exhibit through November 4, 2018)
Dish with Pointed Foliate Rim, Flowering plant design in overglaze enamel, 16th century (Important Art Object)
Large Dish, Fish and water plant design in underglaze blue, 15th–16th century (Important Art Object)

 

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