Ninsei – Silver and Gold

MOA Museum of Art

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MOA Museum of Art presents a special exhibition NINSEI - Silver and Gold, celebrating our three successful years following the renewal of the museum. Nonomura Ninsei opened his kiln in 1647, in front of the Ninnaji temple in Kyoto, and named it Omurogama. He made his name through excellent throwing skills, elegant designs in glazing and graceful forms, favored by many nobles and samurais of the time. Revisiting the historical development of his work styles at the Omurogama, the exhibition explores a diverse collection of Ninsei’s overglazed ceramics, focusing on the use of silver and gold colors. The overglazed tea leaf jars, inherited by the Kyōgoku clan, offer an interesting perspective on Ninsei’s designs as they are displayed next to the folding screens and craftworks as sources of inspiration.

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from November 01, 2019 to December 08, 2019

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