Past Exhibitions

  • March 14, 2017 – May 21, 2017

THE COSMOS IN A TEA BOWL: TRANSMITTING A SECRET ART ACROSS GENERATIONS OF THE RAKU FAMILY

The Raku ware tradition has continued uninterrupted since the 16th century, beginning with Chojiro, the first head of the Raku family, to Kichizaemon, the current, 15th head of the family. The isshisoden method of transmitting the secrets of an art from father to only one son was adopted as a way of embodying the ideas of Sen no Rikyu’s wabi-cha tea ceremony. While witnessing many temporal changes, this fascinating approach, which strikes us as quite odd today, has been maintained without any slackening. Today, some 450 years and 15 generations later, the entire body of Raku ware has even more to convey to contemporary viewers. In a sense, the works seem to be the product of a single artist. Along with pieces by the early 17th century artist Hon’ami Koetsu, a close associate of the Raku family, this exhibition surveys the aesthetic world of Raku ware while also touching on Japan’s uniquely spiritual culture.

 

 

*Some works will be replaced during the exhibition period.

 

 

 

 

Location:
Art Museum Special Exhibition Gallery

Date:
March 14, 2017 – May 21, 2017

Time:
10:00-17:00( Friday is 10:00-20:00 )
*Last admission : 30 minutes before closing.

Closed:
Mondays ( except March 20, 27, April 3 and May 1, 2017 );
and March 21, 2017

Admission:
Adults ¥1,400 (¥1,200 )
College and university students ¥1,000 (¥800 )
High school students ¥500 (¥300 )


* Including the admission fee for Marcel Breuer's Furniture: Improvement for good and MOMAT Collection.

*The price in brackets is for the group of 20 persons or more.

*All prices include tax.

*Junior High school age and under are free of charge.

*Persons with disability and one person accompanying them are admitted free of charge.


Organizer:
The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
NHK
NHK Promotion Inc.
Nikkei Inc.

Sponsorship:
Nissha Printing Co., Ltd.

Support:
Raku Museum
The Japan Foundation

Cooperation:
Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance Co., Ltd.

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