Iro-e: Japan Cute!

Idemitsu Museum of Arts



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Iro-e - ceramic pieces utilizing polychrome overglaze enamels - flourished as a colorful ceramic style during the Edo period (1603 - 1868), represented by porcelain such as Kokutani, Kakiemon and Nabeshima ware, as well as by Kyoyaki ceramics. Fashionable Kokutani designs were adapted for kimono, while design-oriented Kakiemon pieces drew international popularity. Meanwhile, subtle seasonal aesthetics made Nabeshima an ideal gift, and the cuteness and literary features of decorated Kyoyaki are of note. Delight in the multi-faceted nature of Japanese culture through the gorgeous world of iro-e.


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from January 12, 2018 to March 25, 2018
Open on Feb. 12 (Mon). Closing at 19:00 on Fridays.


Ninsei Nonomura, Kenzan Ogata et al.

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Adults ¥1000, University and High School Students ¥700, Elementary and Junior High School Students free with parents.

Venue Hours

From 10:00 To 17:00
fridays closing at 19:00
Closed on Mondays
Note:Open on a Public Holiday Monday.


Address: Teigeki Bldg.9F, 3-1-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0005
Phone: 03-5777-8600

5 minutes walk from Yurakucho and Hibiya stations.

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