"Auspicious Vessels: Selected Masterpieces of Imari and Nabeshima Ware" Exhibition

Toguri Museum of Art

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Familiar auspicious motifs such as sho-chiku-bai (pine, bamboo, and plum), symbols of longevity such as the crane and tortoise, and phoenixes and giraffes representing peace. Many Japanese ceramics bear these and other lucky designs, with Imari cast kinrande or kenjote gold and polychrome vessels designed to be offered as gifts and Nabeshima ware designed to be presented to the shogun and his family in particular featuring fine examples of auspicious designs. This exhibition welcomes in the New Year with a selection of auspicious vessels that brought joy to people in the Edo period chosen from among the museum's collection of fine Imari ware and Nabeshima ware.

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From 2012-01-04 To 2012-03-25

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