"Japanese Glass: Stylish Vessels, Playful Shapes" Exhibition

Suntory Museum of Art

poster for "Japanese Glass: Stylish Vessels, Playful Shapes" Exhibition

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Glass vessels made their appearance in Japanese daily life a little after the middle of the 17th century. Glass is transparent, but resonates with the light it lets through, giving glass vessels a unique, slightly mysterious, essence not found in other materials. Both lightweight and robust, glass soon became the stylish choice for lifestyle aficionados of the day. Wa-glass (Japanese glass) was particularly attractive, and gained a solid popularity. This exhibition demonstrates how this glassware penetrated into the many corners of everyday lives.

[Image: Indigo-blue Saké ewer, Edo period, 18th century, Suntory Museum of Art]



From 2010-03-27 To 2010-05-23



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