Upcoming Exhibitions

  • April 5 - June 19, 2022

Ceramics of the Past and of the Future:
The Timelessness of Traditional Japanese Craft Arts


IMAIZUMI Imaemon XIV, Bowl with Bush Clover in Overglaze Enamels, Sekka, Usuzumi, and Sumi-hajiki, 2019, Private Collection

In celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the Ceramics Section of the Japan Kōgei Association that has led the history of traditional ceramics, we present in 2022 an exhibition that illustrates the history of the art and its diverse development.

At a proposal by Bearers of Important Intangible Cultural Properties, popularly known as “living national treasures,” the Ceramics Section was launched in 1973 to stimulate the members’ activities and has come to have the largest membership in the Association. In addition to the conservation and active use of traditional techniques, it helps ceramic artists learn from the techniques developed by precursors and express their own ideas in their works.

This exhibition presents 139 works by 137 ceramic artists including masterpieces by living national treasures, those by ceramic artists who has been making impacts on the traditional art from outside mainstream groups, and latest works by rising ceramic artists to illustrate the history, beauty, and future of ceramics.

Hours & Admissions

National Crafts Museum
April 5, 2022 - June 19, 2022
9:30 - 17:30
※Last admission is 30 minutes before closing.
Advance ticket is required to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Adults ¥900/ Students (college/university) ¥600/High school students ¥300

[Group rate] (20 people or more)
Adults ¥600/ Students (college/university) ¥400/High school students ¥200

[Discount rate]
Adults ¥800/ Students (college/university) ¥550/High school students ¥250

*Free for junior high school students, under 15 and persons with disability and one person accompanying.
*All prices include tax.
The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo/ Japan Kōgei Association/ NHK ENTERPRISES, INC. Nagoya Branch Office/ THE HOKKOKU SHIMBUN

National Crafts Museum

3-2 Dewamachi, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa 920-0963


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