Classical Revival and Modern Japanese Ceramics

Pola Museum of Art

poster for Classical Revival and Modern Japanese Ceramics
[Image: Okabe Mineo, Tea bowl, celadon, ca. 1966, Photo by Omi Shigeharu]

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The re-creation in modern times of historically venerated ceramic traditions is known as classical revival. Song Dynasty celadon and Ming Dynasty red overglaze ceramics that had been highly admired by Chinese aristocrats and literati, and Shino, Oribe, and Bizen wares favored by Japanese tea masters during the Momoyama Period inspired new expression among modern Japanese potters. Their interaction with traditional ceramics opened new possibilities for expression, resulting in new works of beauty that surpassed models from the past. Much more than an achievement of highly skilled technique, classical revival works reflect the transmission of aesthetics that have resonated with the Japanese people through the ages to the 21st century. The exhibition introduces approximately 60 ceramic works from the collection, crafted by Kitaoji Rosanjin, Kato Hajime, Okabe Mineo, Arakawa Toyozo, Kaneshige Toyo and others.



from November 14, 2020 to September 05, 2021
The exhibition will close temporarily to change displays.


Adults ¥1800, Seniors 65 & Over ¥1600, University and High School Students ¥1300, Junior High School Students and Under free, Persons with Disability Certificates + 1 Companion ¥1000.

Venue Hours

From 9:00 To 17:00


Address: 1285 Kozukayama Sengokuhara, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa 250-0631
Phone: 0460-84-2111 Fax: 0460-84-3108

From the East exit of Hakone-Yumoto Station, take the Hakone Tozan bus for 40 minutes and get off at Pola Museum of Art. From the East exit of JR Odawara Station, take the Hakone Tozan bus for 1 hour and get off at Pola Museum of Art.

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