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France Meets Japan - Ukiyo-e Influence on French Ceramics

France Meets Japan - Ukiyo-e Influence on French Ceramics / Hyokeikan    July 1, 2008 (Tue) - August 3, 2008 (Sun)

  
left:Plate (Lobster and eggplant design), Musée d'Orsay
right:"Lobster and gray prawn" from the series A Variety of Fish, By Utagawa Hiroshige

Features 19th century French ceramics, including plates and cups, created using designs based on ukiyo-e and other Japanese art. This exhibition unveils a valuable collection of works that has hitherto rarely been seen.

 General Information
Period Tuesday, July 1 - Sunday, August 3, 2008
Venue Hyokeikan, Tokyo National Museum (Ueno Park)
Hours 9:30 - 17:00
Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays until 18:00
Fridays until 20:00
(last entry 30 minutes before closing)
Closed Mondays (Except for Monday, July 21, 2008), Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Admissions Adults: 1,000 (800/700)yen
University and High school students: 700 (500/400)yen
Junior high school students and under: Free
* Prices shown in ( ) indicate advance/group (more than 20 persons) discount tickets.
* Persons with physical or mental disabilities are allowed free entry with one accompanying guest each.
* Ticket prices include admission to regular exhibitions.
* Advance tickets are on sale at the Museum ticket office (during museum hours) and e-Ticket Pia(P-code: Advance tickets=688-188; Day tickets=688-189), Lawson Ticket(L-code: 35388), E-Plus, CN Playguide, Circle K, Sunkus, JTB, Seven Eleven, and other major playguides until June 30, 2008.
* Special exhibition "Dueling Geniuses — The Greatest Highlights of Japanese Artists" (July 8 - August 17, 2008) requires a separate admission fee. A total of 100yen discount will apply to day tickets when both special exhibitions are seen on the same day.
Access 10 minutes' walk from JR Ueno Station (Park exit) and Uguisudani Station
15 minutes' walk from Keisei Ueno Station and Tokyo Metro Ueno Station and Nezu Station
Organizers Tokyo National Museum, Musée d'Orsay, Nikkei Inc.
With the Support of Ambassade de France au Japon
With the Sponsorship of Toray Industries, Inc., Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
With the Cooperation of Japan Airlines
General Inquiries 03-5777-8600 (Hello Dial: in Japanese)
Exhibition Official Website http://www.nikkei-events.jp/art/france.html
The website has closed with the end of the exhibition.
 Major Works on Display
1. Service Rousseau (Rousseau Series)
Oval dish with draining tray (Carp and morning glory design)
Oval dish with draining tray (Carp and morning glory design)
Musée d'Orsay
©photo P. Schmidt, musée d'Orsay
  Carp from the series A Variety of Fish
"Carp" from the series A Variety of Fish
By Utagawa Hiroshige
Edo period, 19th century
Tokyo National Museum
Plate (Lobster and eggplant design)
Plate (Lobster and eggplant design)
Musée d'Orsay
©photo P. Schmidt, musée d'Orsay
  Lobster and gray prawn from the series A Variety of Fish
"Lobster and gray prawn" from the series A Variety of Fish
By Utagawa Hiroshige
Edo period, 19th century
Tokyo National Museum
  Flathead fish and eggplant from the series A Variety of Fish
"Flathead fish and eggplant" from the series A Variety of Fish
By Utagawa Hiroshige
Edo period, 19th century
Tokyo National Museum
2. Service Lambert (Lambert Series)
Plate (Wave and crab design)
Plate (Wave and crab design)
Musée d'Orsay
©photo P. Schmidt, musée d'Orsay
  Seven-syllable poem from Picture Book of Selected Chinese Poems (Crab)
Seven-syllable poem from Picture Book of Selected Chinese Poems (Crab)
By Katsushika Hokusai
Edo period, dated 1836
Chiba City Museum of Art
Plate (Scene of Mt. Fuji and Mt. Ashigara in Numazu after the snow)
Plate (Scene of Mt. Fuji and Mt. Ashigara in Numazu after the snow)
Musée d'Orsay
©photo P. Schmidt, musée d'Orsay
  Mt. Fuji and Mt. Ashigara in Numazu after the snow from the series Famous Places Near the Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido Highway
"Mt. Fuji and Mt. Ashigara in Numazu after the snow" from the series Famous Places Near the Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido Highway
By Utagawa Hiroshige
Edo period, dated 1855
Tokyo National Museum
Plate (Marten and rooster design)
Plate (Marten and rooster design)
Musée d'Orsay
©photo P. Schmidt, musée d'Orsay
  From  Kyosai's Drawings for Pleasure, vol. 2, marten and rooster
From Kyosai's Drawings for Pleasure, vol. 2, marten and rooster
By Kawanabe Kyosai
Meiji period, dated 1881
Chiba City Museum of Art
Plate (Duck and chick design)
Plate (Duck and chick design)
Musée d'Orsay
©photo P. Schmidt, musée d'Orsay
  From Kyosai's Drawings for Pleasure, vol. 1, duck and chick
From Kyosai's Drawings for Pleasure, vol. 1, duck and chick
By Kawanabe Kyosai
Meiji period, dated 1881
Chiba City Museum of Art