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Updated: August 30, 2019

Kōrai Tea Bowl: Masterpiece of tea ceremony 特別展 茶の湯の名椀 高麗茶碗

Mitsui Memorial Museum, 7F Mitsui Main Building, 2-1-1 Nihonbashi-muromachi, Chuo City, Tokyo
2019-09-14 - 2019-12-01

Introducing the simplicity and serenity of Kōrai tea bowls

Bowls for tea ceremony are categorized according to their area of origin. These categories include Karamono (Chinese), Kōrai (Korean), and Wamono (Japanese). Kōrai tea bowls were originally made as everyday vessels on the Korean peninsula, but they became prized on their introduction to Japan as bowls for tea ceremony. Though the workmanship of these bowls depends on the time and circumstances of their creation, they consistently differ from Japan-made tea bowls in their simplicity and serenity. This exhibition looks at Kōrai tea bowls as a whole, while also introducing their individual charms.
*Some pieces will be replaced during the exhibition period

How to Get There

  • Mitsukoshimae Station | Exit A7 | 1 min on foot
    Ginza Line | Hanzomon Line
  • Nihonbashi Station | Exit B9 | 4 min on foot
    Ginza Line Line | Tozai Line
  • Shin-Nihonbashi Station | 4 min on foot
    JR Sobu Line

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Opening Hours

  • 10:00-17:00
    *Last admission 30 minutes before closing
  • Closed Mondays
    *Open on the following Mondays: September 16, September 23, October 14 and November 4
    *Closed on the following Tuesdays: September 17, September 24, October 15 and November 5




*Discounts available for students, seniors and people with disabilities

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Facility Info

  • Restrooms | Dining facilities |
  • Elevator | Automated external defibrillator (AED) | Medical services/first-aid | Automatic doors | Wheelchair lift | Urinal with handrail | Western-style toilet with handrail | Accessible restrooms | Baby changing facilities | Wheelchair loan | Breast feeding room |

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