Past Exhibitions

Kyoto Ware
September 13, 2014 - March 8, 2015

Until the sixteenth century, the ceramics prized for use in chanoyu--the Way of Tea--were usually antiquities that had been carefully handed down over generations. By the Momoyama period (1573-1615), newly produced ceramics had come into vogue, and tea connoisseurs began commissioning new tea ceramics to suit their personal tastes. In order keep their favorite potters close at hand, patrons sometimes would have them move their operations to the capital of Kyoto. This exhibition, featuring an extraordinary variety of Kyoto ware ceramics, evidences the range of works that these potters made to fulfill the demands of their patrons.

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