Exhibition Schedule

Current Exhibition

Interinfluence in Ceramic Art of East and West

January 12 (Fri) - March 24 (Sun), 2024
*The museum is closed on Monday except February 12, 2024

Rich in variety, ceramics have enriched people’s lives with their unique forms and exotic designs. Not only are they rooted in local cultures and climates, but they have also created fascinating cultures as people from Asia and Europe have interacted and been attracted to each other’s beautiful decorations and techniques. This exhibition invites all to the world of the beauty of ceramics born through the exchange between the East and West throughout the ancient to modern times, including Japanese, Chinese, Islamic ceramics, Meissen and Sèvres porcelain works.

Current Exhibition

Exhibition Schedule

2023.4~2024.3

Charm of Tang Sancai —Treasures of the Silk Road

April 21 (Fri) - June 25 (Sun), 2023

The Charm of Sancai, Three-color Glazed Ware
─Treasures of the Silk Road

Three-color glazed ware or Tang sancai are characterized by gorgeous decorations and vibrant colors. They are known as one of the prominent examples of Chinese ceramics. During the Tang Dynasty (618-907), sancai were created as burial goods to furnish the tombs of royal aristocrats. Today, they are also highly valued as artworks that represent the East and West cultural exchange through the Silk Road. The exhibition presents such international world of beauty with a focus on Tang sancai. We welcome you to a showcase of figurines shaped into lively figures, camels and horses that conjures travels across deserts and oases, and vessels that were influenced by West Asian jewelry and metal ware.

Lure of Buddhist Art

July 7 (Fri) - August 27 (Sun), 2023

Lure of Buddhist Art

Emerging about 2,500 years ago in India, Buddhism later diffused to various regions and attracted strong faith. Its teachings, according to the region, period, and sect to which it spread, gave birth to various creations. As the essence forming the core of beauty in Asia, Buddhist art continues to grasp the hearts of many. This exhibition introduces the worlds of beauty shaped by diverse beliefs, including the austere world of Esoteric Buddhism, Pure Land Buddhism that pursues wellbeing in afterlife, and Zen Buddhism that aims for enlightenment through ascetic practice.

The Splendor of Edo Painting

The Splendor of Edo Painting

【Part I】Itō Jakuchū and Edo Painting
   September 15 (Fri) - October 29 (Sun), 2023

【Part II】Kyoto Art World and Edo Rimpa
   November 10 (Fri) - December 24 (Sun), 2023

The works collected by American collectors of Japanese art, Mrs. and Mr. Etsuko and Joe Price (Price Foundation) have been added to the Museum’s collection. This exhibition, held in two parts, features works by Itō Jakuchū (1716-1800) and Maruyama Ōkyo (1733-95) who vividly colored the Kyoto art world in the 18th century as well as paintings by Sakai Hōitsu (1761-1828) who led the Edo Rimpa school. The Edo period was a time of great prosperity in the history of Japanese painting with these prominent painters competing against each other. We hope you will enjoy the brilliant world of the gorgeous paintings by the master artists of the time.

Interinfluence in Ceramic Art of East and West

January 12 (Fri) - March 24 (Sun), 2024

Interinfluence in Ceramic Art of East and West

Rich in variety, ceramics have enriched people’s lives with their unique forms and exotic designs. Not only are they rooted in local cultures and climates, but they have also created fascinating cultures as people from Asia and Europe have interacted and been attracted to each other’s beautiful decorations and techniques. This exhibition invites all to the world of the beauty of ceramics born through the exchange between the East and West throughout the ancient to modern times, including Japanese, Chinese, Islamic ceramics, Meissen and Sèvres porcelain works.