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Updated: May 31, 2019

100 years of Japanese Tableware – Okuratouen 華めく洋食器 大倉陶園100年の歴史と文化

The Shoto Museum of Art, 2-14-14 Shoto, Shibuya City, Tokyo
2019-6-8 - 2019-7-28

Tracing the history of Japan’s leading manufacturer of western-style tableware

Okuratouen (Okura Art China), established in 1919, marks its 100th anniversary this year. As Japan’s leading maker of western-style tableware, Okuratouen stands toe to toe with such famous European manufacturers as France’s Sèvres and Germany’s Meissen. Through the exhibition of pieces beloved of numerous intellectuals and business leaders, not to mention the Imperial household, this event explores the role Okuratouen has played in western-style dining culture in Japan. Additionally, visitors are able to see materials showing the state of the company around the time of its creation and before the Second World War, as the results of recent research.
*Some pieces will be replaced during the exhibition period.

How to Get There

  • Shinsen Station | West Exit | 5 min on foot
    Inokashira Line
  • Shibuya Station | Hachiko Exit | 15 min on foot
    JR Lines | Tokyo Metro | Tokyu Line

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Opening Hours

  • 10:00-18:00
    *Open until 20:00 on Fridays
    *Last admission 30 minutes before closing
  • Closed Mondays
    *Open July 15 (Monday)
    *Closed July 16 (Tuesday)




*Discounts available for students, seniors and people with disabilities

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Facility Info

  • Restrooms |
  • English |
  • Elevator | Automatic doors | Accessible restrooms | Baby changing facilities | Wheelchair loan |
    *Wheelchairs are lent to visitors free of charge
    *Parking spaces for visitors with disabilities are available; please contact the museum

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