Current Exhibition

April 19 (Fri) - June 23 (Sun), 2024
*The museum is closed on Mondays except April 29, May 6, 2024

Design of Cha no Yu
─From Spring to Summer

The tradition of enjoying tea from China has long reflected the esthetics of the Japanese people, developing into its own culture of tea. During the Edo period, tea masters arranged tea utensils according to the four seasons and seasonal flora to decorate the tea room and serve the guests. This exhibition presents a selection of works that represents the passing of the seasons, from spring full of blooming plants and flowers to early summer brimming with young leaves and towards a hot summer. We hope you enjoy the feeling of each yeartime through the seasonal designs of tea utensils.

Exhibition Schedule



10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (Entrance until 4:30 p.m.)


Monday (The Museum will be open when Monday is a national holiday.),
the year-end and New Year holidays, and the change of exhibits.


2-3, Higashi-minatomachi, Moji-ku, Kitakyūshū-shi,
Fukuoka, 801-0853


Adults: ¥700
High School and College Students: ¥500
Junior High School Students or Younger: Free (with Parent or Guardian)

* ¥200 Discount for Persons with Disability (with Presentation of the Physical Disability Certificate and Free Admission for one Caretaker)


A 8-minute walk from JR Mojikō Station.

Guidelines for Enjoyment of Exhibitions

The museum visitors are reminded of the following for the enjoyment of the Museum by the other visitors.

  • Do not touch the exhibits and the display cases.
  • Do not use the fountain pens or the brushes which may stain the exhibits.
  • Switch off and do not use the mobile phones or activate the silent mode.
  • Do not take photographs.
  • Do not smoke.
  • Do not eat or drink any food or beverages brought in from outside.
  • Do not engage in acts or behavior which may disturb or annoy the others.
  • Do not bring in any dangerous materials.
  • Leave the umbrellas at the umbrella stand.
  • Do not bring in any animals and pets, except for guide or service dogs.