The Hosokawa Clan and Chinese Ceramics

Eisei-Bunko Museum

poster for The Hosokawa Clan and Chinese Ceramics
[Image: San cai bao xiang hua wen san zu pan (7th-8th century)]

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Chinese ceramics have been held in high esteem in Japan since ancient times, considered works of superior quality and quantity.
Eisei-Bunko Museum is home to more than 100 Chinese ceramic items produced from the Han Dynasty (206 BC - 220 AD) right through to the Qing Dynasty (1644 to 1912), its founder Moritatsu Hosokawa (16th generation the Hosokawa Clan, 1883-1970) having built the collection of Chinese art objects while traveling in Europe from 1926 for around a year and a half, continuing to add to it thereafter. The family was also known for its interest in the tea ceremony tradition, which can be traced back to Tadaoki Hosokawa (1563-1645). As a result they also collected many Karamono ceramics used in tea ceremony.
This exhibition will trace the history of Chinese ceramics through the 50 or so exhibits showcased, including two items recognized as important cultural properties.



from February 10, 2018 to April 11, 2018



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