Fascinating Shapes in Ko-Imari II

Toguri Museum of Art

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[Image: Dish with foliated rim, decorated with bird and grapevine design in underglaze blue and overglaze enamels. Imari ware in Ko-Kutani style. Edo period. Mid-17th century.]

This event has ended.

※The exhibition period has been shortened. (Originally 2020/1/7–3/22).
*Toguri Museum of Art is temporarily closed for the time being.

Round and square. Shaped like flowers, leaves, gourds, birds, rabbits, hats and fans. Long, thin necks. Broadly rounded bodies. There are all forms seen in Imari ware, Japan’s first domestic porcelain, which arose at the beginning of the 17th century in Arita, in what is now Saga Prefecture. Imari ware made during the Edo period is generally referred to as Ko-Imari. Presented in two parts, this exhibition explores the great variety of shapes seen in Ko-Imari, approaching the subject from different angles including function, decorative design, and the various techniques mused to build a form.

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from January 07, 2020 to February 29, 2020

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