Roku Koyō — Six Old Kilns, Ceramics of Japan

Idemitsu Museum of Arts



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Medieval ceramics are simple and primitive, but also filled with dynamic and powerful qualities. Ceramics fired at the kilns of Seto, Tokoname, Echizen, Shigaraki, Tamba and Bizen, from the medieval to the present day, are called Roku Koyō. Literally meaning “six old kilns,” they have been popular ceramics among the Japanese. They were fired as essential daily items, but also came to attract the attention of the people as tea ceramics. Although receiving influence of foreign culture such as of the karamono (Chinese things), these ceramics have developed original styles of expression reflecting the traits of the regions. In this exhibition, together with karamono items of bronze ware and Chinese ceramics, we will show the appeal of Japanese medieval ceramics.


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from April 06, 2019 to June 09, 2019


Adults ¥1000, University and High School Students ¥700, Elementary and Junior High School Students free with parents.

Venue Hours

From 10:00 To 17:00
fridays closing at 19:00
Closed on Mondays
Note:Open on a Public Holiday Monday.


Address: Teigeki Bldg.9F, 3-1-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0005
Phone: 03-5777-8600

5 minutes walk from Yurakucho and Hibiya stations.

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