Momoyama Ceramic Masterpieces - Shino, Ki-seto, Seto-guro and Oribe Wares

Mitsui Memorial Museum

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In the latter part of the Momoyama period Mino in Gifu became the birth place of a new variety of ceramic glazes. Shino with its white glaze of patterns, Ki-seto a blue vitriol spotted yellow glaze, the deep black of Seto-guro and the weave of black, clear and geen glazes upon red or white clay which defines Oribe were all developed over a period of 20-30 years between 1596-1623, with Shino and Oribe proving particularly popular in Kyoto and the surrounding area.
In 1992 the Mitsui Memorial Museum received the donation of the ceramic national treasure known as “Unohanagaki”, in this exhibition the museum takes the opportunity to showcase ceramics which emerged from the same district as Unohanagaki at approximately the same time, revealing the importance of this era in the development of the ceramic arts.

[Image: National Treasure “Unohanagaki” Momoyama period - 16th/17th century]

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From 2013-09-10 To 2013-11-24

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