Upcoming Exhibitions

  • April 29 - July 4, 2021

Modern Crafts and Tea Utensils: Furnishings in Each Season—The Third of the National Crafts Museum’s Grand Opening Exhibitions


ANDO Genichiro, Tea caddy, kimma on paper base, "Furai", 2020
UCHIDA Koichi, Tea bowl, overglaze enamel, platinum, 2020
NIISATO Akio, Water container, "Luminescent", 2020, Photo: OYA Takao

In Japan, tea utensils made of various materials have been produced as the art of the tea ceremony developed. Such utensils show new ideas and shapes like mirrors of their times. Craftspeople produce tea utensils as their “works” that express their individual ideas in their shapes and design. The other type of tea utensil is those produced for purposes other than the tea ceremony, but “likened” by users to tea utensils. This exhibition presents both types of utensils in seasonal settings to explore historical changes of artisans’ ideas about, and form creation for, the tea ceremony.

Hours & Admissions

National Crafts Museum
April 29, 2021 - July 4, 2021
9:30 - 17:30
※Last admission is 30 minutes before closing.
on Mondays except May 3, May 6, 2021
Advance ticket is recommended to avoid lines forming at the entrance.
Online purchase: 【e-tix】 Goes on sale 10:00AM on April 16, 2021
Tickets can be purchased on site at the ticket counters, subject to their availability.
Adults ¥500 / Students (college/university) ¥300
*Free for high school students, under 18.
*Persons with disability and one person accompanying them are admitted free of charge.
*All prices include tax.
The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

National Crafts Museum

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


CLOSED today

April 18, 2021 (Sun)