"White Porcelain & Sometsuke" Exhibition

Japan Folk-Craft Museum

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White porcelain refers to ceramic ware from white clay which is covered with transparent glaze and fired to a high temperature. During the latter half of the 6th century, more advanced methods of kiln construction in a region of China led to the development of the first white porcelains. In time, the technology spread throughout the countries of Eastern Asia.

Porcelain ware of blue and white became popular not only in the countries of East Asia such as Vietnam, Korea, and Japan, but also Islamic countries such as Turkey and Iran, and European countries such as Holland, Germany, Austria, and Russia. Blue and white wares, produced mainly in Imari kilns, in Japan, were especially popular in the Edo Period. Ordinary people, as well as the upper class, used them in their daily life.

In this Summer Special Exhibition, The Nihon Mingeikan has selected 200 works from the museum's collection, representing Japanese, Korean, and Chinese white, and blue and white, porcelain. From the Imari kilns of Kyushu, you can enjoy a great variety of designs in cobalt, plus graceful and big-hearted wares from Joeson Dynasty, Korea, and a collection of unrefined, yet friendly works from China.

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From 2007-07-03 To 2007-09-24

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