"Imari Ware Goes to Europe -Export Ceramics during the Period of National Seclusion" Exhibition
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Despite emerging in the Edo period when Japan implemented a policy of national seclusion, Imari ware left its mark on the era as export porcelain that came to dominate the global porcelain market. In Europe, where Orientalism and baroque art were in vogue, Imari ware plates, pots, and bottles were used as furnishings to add flair to the residences of members of the aristocracy and had a major influence on later ceramics such as Meissen and Sevres. This exhibition features cups and saucers, teapots, and other items mainly in the Kakiemon and Ko-Imari kinrande styles produced to meet this demand from abroad.
[Image: "Vase with Peony Motif" Edo period, mid 17th c., Imari ware, 47cm]
From 2011-10-02 To 2011-12-23
10:00-17:00, On a National Holiday Monday, the museum is open but closed on the following Tuesday.