"Sometsuke - The Flourishing of Underglaze Blue Porcelain Ware in Asia" Exhibition

Tokyo National Museum

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The sometsuke (underglaze blue) technique, of painting a design in cobalt-based pigments on a white porcelain base and coloring it in vivid indigo, was perfected in China during the Yuan period (1271-1368). Eventually, this technique came to Vietnam, Korea and Japan, and sometsuke full of individuality was produced in many areas. This exhibition features sometsuke from all over Asia and introduces them from several viewpoints, looking at the liveliness of the designs, the beauty of the ground and the intimate connection they had, as vessels, to daily life.

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From 2009-07-14 To 2009-09-06
Open on Monday July 20th and August 10th. Closed on Tuesday July 21st.

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