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Updated: November 1, 2019

Introduction to Ceramics — Enjoying Color, Design and Form やきもの入門 ―色彩・文様・造形をたのしむ

Idemitsu Museum of Arts, 9F Teigeki Building, 3-1-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda City, Tokyo
2019-11-23 - 2020-02-02

Looking over the history of Japanese ceramics and exploring the beauty of pottery

It is said that pottery in Japan can be traced back to the beginning of the Jomon period, 16,000 years ago. Primitive earthenware was improved through innovations such as kilns and glazes learned from China and the Korean peninsula, which in later periods were also the source of influences for shape and pattern. New ceramic forms were also borne from Japan’s unique culture, for tea ceremony, flower arranging and feasting. This exhibition looks over the history of Japanese ceramics, displaying masterpieces of the craft, and unraveling the changing form of beauty in pottery.

How to Get There

  • Yurakucho Station | Kokusai Forum Exit | 5 min on foot
    JR Yamanote Line
  • Yurakucho Station | B3 Exit | 3 min on foot
    Yurakucho Line
  • Hibiya Station | B3 Exit | 3 min on foot
    Hibiya Line | Chiyoda Line | Toei Mita Line

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Opening Hours

  • 10:00-17:00
    *Open until 19:00 on Fridays
    *Last admission 30 minutes before closing
  • Closed Mondays
    *Open January 13, 2020
    *Closed December 23, 2019 (Monday) through January 3, 2020 (Friday)




*Discounts available for students and people with disabilities

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Facility Info

  • Restrooms |
  • English |
  • Elevator | Automated external defibrillator (AED) | Wheelchair ramp | Wheelchair loan | Breast feeding room | Floor height difference in facility | Accessible communication formats |

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