Intoxicated by the Charm of Wine Vessels

Seikado Bunko Art Museum

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Alcohol has been called the “nectar of the gods” and “the best medicine”. It has played an important role in daily life from celebrations to farewells. In the East, alcohol has long been considered sacred and offered to deities as a way of connecting humans to the gods. The vessels in which alcohol is consumed or offered have played an important role. As alcohol become commonplace, these vessels evolved and were created in various styles according to the seasons or to taste. This exhibition looks at the serving and drinking of alcohol through the historical lens of these vessels in China, Korea, and Japan from ancient China to the more recent Edo and Meiji periods.

Related Events:
1. Lectures

5/13 (Sun)
Title: Chinese Bronze Age Drinking Vessels
Lecturer: Mamoru Hirokawa (Deputy Director Sen-Oku Hakukokan Museum)

5/27 (Sun)
Title: Chinese Ceramics and Alcohol
Lecturer: Tadanori Yuba (Sekido Museum of Art)
Venue and Capacity (both days): Basement Lecture Hall, first 120 persons (numbered ticket distributed from museum opening)

2. Sake Cup Making Workshops

Instructor: Koichi Koyama (Tokyo Ryusen Ceramic Studio, Japan Kogei Association, Tobiten)
Date and Time: 5/6 (Sun)

Morning Session: 10:30-12:30 (120 minutes)
“Making and Autographing Demon Mask Sake Cups”

Afternoon Session: 13:30-16:00 (150 minutes)
“Making Shino Ware Sake Cups”

Venue: Seikado Bunko Art Museum Basement Lecture Hall
Fee: Morning/Afternoon Sessions ¥2000 each (first 20 persons) *Separate museum entrance fee required.
*See website for more information.



from April 24, 2018 to June 17, 2018



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