Imaizumi Imaemon’s Iro-Nabeshima Porcelain - The Art of a Living National Treasure

Sogo Museum of Art

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Iro-Nabeshima is a high-grade porcelain utilizing multi-coloured overglazed enamel that was first produced during the Edo Period (1603-1868) in what is now known as Saga Prefecture. The techniques were perfected and handed down through the generations by craftsmen who produced pieces for the shogunate, as well as other clans and feudal lords. Later, it was the Imaizumi Imaemon family who kept the art and traditions of this porcelain alive throughout the Meiji era. In this exhibition you can see everything from excellent works produced during the Edo era right through to the latest pieces created by Imaizumi Imaemon, the 14th generation Imaemon family member who in 2014 became the youngest ceramicist in history to be recognized as a Living National Treasure. Reflect on the 370-year history of Iro-Nabeshima through the 180 or so splendid works on exhibit here.

[Related Event]
Parent-child workshop: Learn from 14th generation Living National Treasure Imaizumi Imaemon
Date: Feb. 17 (Sat), 13:00-, 14:00-
Facilitator: Imaizumi Imaemon (14th generation)
Venue: 6F Art Gallery, Sogo Museum of Art
Capacity: 10 (5 pairs) *For elementary students and above (children to be accompanied by an adult)
Admission: ¥2000
*Event in Japanese.
*Please see the official website for booking details.

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from January 27, 2018 to February 18, 2018

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