Treasures from the Tearoom

START: Dec 1, 2020 END: Jan 24, 2021

Tea ceremonies as an art form spread across Japan in the Muromachi period. As more and more people began practicing tea ceremonies, they also engaged in related pursuits, such as collecting quality antique textiles. These fabrics, many of which had come from mainland Asia before and during the sixteenth century, are known as meibutsugire, or prized textiles. This exhibition highlights the collection of prized textiles once owned by the Maeda clan, a daimyo family that governed Kaga Domain during the Edo period. The collection was started by the third head of the family, Maeda Toshitsune (1593–1658), who was an avid patron of the arts and a tea practitioner himself. Like many other tea practitioners, he collected textiles for use in tea ceremonies, many of which he had acquired from Hirado, Nagasaki. We are proud to present a number of fine textiles and a recently conserved album formerly in the Maeda clan collection, as well as items from other collections for your enjoyment.

鴻池家伝来裂箪笥 13~17世紀 個人蔵[展示期間:通期(仕覆は2週間ごとに展示替え)]

• 12/1(Tue.) ~ 2021/1/24 (Sun.)
• Closed: Monday, 12/24~12/31(Open if Monday is a national holiday)
• 9:30~17:00 (Last entry 16:30)
• Adult ¥700, university student ¥350, free for HS and younger & 70 y.o. and older
• Kyushu National Museum
4-7-2 Ishizaka, Dazaifu City, Fukuoka

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撫子蛍文様金襴(部分)16世紀 京都国立博物館 [展示期間:前期(令和2年12月1日~12月23日)]

Published: Dec 18, 2020 / Last Updated: Jan 13, 2021

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