Ido Tea Bowls: Treasured Possessions of Muromachi Daimyo

Nezu Institute of Fine Arts

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Ido tea bowls are a type of koraijawan tea bowl brought to Japan from the Korean peninsula around the 16th century. From the Momoyama through to the Edo periods, and even to today, Ido tea bowls have been highly valued for their subdued rustic style, in keeping with the aesthetic of the tea ceremony. Why did these seemingly artless and simple bowls fascinate the daimyo clan lords of the Sengoku period, and how did they appeal so directly to the hearts of such great tea masters as Sen no Rikyu, Kobori Enshu and Matsudaira Fumai? This exhibition explores this enduring fascination through a display of approximately 70 Ido tea bowl masterpieces, including the National Treasure O-Ido Tea Bowl, named Kizaemon (Kohoan, Daitokuji temple, Kyoto).

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Tea Ceremony
Date: 21st November(Thurs) 10:30-, 11:30-, 13:00-, 14:00-, 15:00 each session approx. 40 mins
Venue: Nezu Institute of Fine Arts Tea Room
Capacity: 20 participants
Admission: ¥10,000 (Includes macha and seasonal Japanese sweets)
Reservation required

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From 2013-11-02 To 2013-12-15

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