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Celadon of China

The History of the Museum's Collection and Research of Chinese Celadon Porcelain / Toyokan Room 5   April 23, 2019 (Tue) - July 15, 2019 (Mon)

  
Vase in Shape of Gu Bronze VesselCeladon glaze, Jingdezhen ware, Qing dynasty, Qianlong era (Gift of Mr. Hirota Matsushige)

This thematic exhibition introduces the history of the collection and research of Chinese celadon porcelain at the Tokyo National Museum.

The exhibits on display are masterpieces from the Chinese celadon porcelain collected by the Museum in the roughly 150-year period from the Meiji era to the Heisei era.

While tracing the history of the Museum's collection and research activities, the exhibition hopes to reveal through celadon porcelain the distinctive Japanese sense of aesthetics and discernment.

 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.
DishCeladon glaze, Ru ware, ChinaFormerly owned by Kawabata Yasunari, Northern Song dynasty, 11th–12th century (Gift of Mr. Katori Kuniomi and Mrs. Katori Yoshiko)
Large Vase, Celadon glaze with peony and arabesque design, Ming dynasty, 15th century (Gift of Mr. Tanaka Yoshio)
Dish, Celadon glaze with lotus flower design, Southern dynasties, 5th-6th century (Gift of Dr. Yokogawa Tamisuke)
Water Jar, Celadon glaze with flowering plant design, Longquan ware, China, Ming dynasty, 15th century (Gift of Mr. Hirota Matsushige)
Vase in Shape of Gu Bronze VesselCeladon glaze, Jingdezhen ware, Qing dynasty, Qianlong era, (Gift of Mr. Hirota Matsushige)
Ceramic ShardsFrom Yue kiln site, Yue ware, China, Five dynasties period- Northern Song dynasty, 10th-11th century (Gift of Mr. Momose Osamu and Mrs. Momose Fumiko)