Feature Exhibition: Exquisite Chinese Ceramics

General Information

Exhibition Title Feature Exhibition
Exquisite Chinese Ceramics
Period December 18, 2018-February 3, 2019
Venue Heisei Chishinkan Wing (The Collections Galleries), Galleries 1F-2, 3
Transportation JR, Kintetsu Railway, Keihan Railway, Hankyu Railway, City Bus / Map
Closed - Monday
*When Monday is a national holiday, the museum will be opened on Monday and closed on Tuesday.

- Tue. December 25, 2018 to Tue. January 1, 2019
- Tue. January 15, 2019
- Tue. January 29, 2019
Museum Hours Tuesday - Thursday, Sunday: 9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (Entrance Until 4:30 p.m.)
Friday, Saturday: 9:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. (Entrance until 7:30 p.m.)
Admission Adult 520 yen (410 yen)
Univ. Student 260 yen (210 yen)
(Fees in parentheses are for groups of 20+)
*Admission is free for youths of high school age and below.

Images from the Exhibit

In 2012, the Chinese art collector Mr. Matsui Hirotsugu donated fifty-nine ceramics, thirteen archaeological artifacts, and two sculptures to the Kyoto National Museum. This exhibition honors his extraordinarily generous gift.

Ceramics, especially those of the Qing dynasty, make up the core of the Matsui Collection. The Chinese developed techniques to produce a rich range of glaze colors and forms through innovations in materials and kiln technology.

In addition, the Matsui Collection also includes archaic Chinese bronzes and other metal objects, as well as sculptures. We gratefully welcome these outstanding works into the museum collection knowing they will provide delight and inspiration to our visitors.

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