Tea ceremony art, Tokyo National Museum

The tea ceremony is an act of boiling hot water of traditional Japanese, sprinkling tea and acting like tea (tea ceremony). Also, the style and entertainment based on it.

As a result of the sense of unity of the guests, the hangings such as the tea ceremony starting with a tea bowl and the Zen language to be put between the floors of the tea room are integrated as an element constituting the whole as it is individual art works, and that time itself to progress as a tea ceremony is integrated It is regarded as art.

This Exhibition will introduce the arts raised in the tea ceremony which is one of the representative traditional culture of Japan. We will exhibit the hanging shafts, flooring on the floor, items related to tea ceremonies such as kettles, water fingers and tea cups, and kaiseki tools used for tea ceremony meals. This time, we will exhibit masterpiece of Midsummer and exhibit mainly cool works.

Exhibited works
Old-fashioned hand-shaped water finger
According to orders from Japanese tea men, in the Jingdezhen kiln at the end of the Ming Dynasty, water fingers imitated in the shape of wooden pail. The lid of the lid is a symbol of bamboo. Due to poor quality of the embryo and glaze, peeling of glaze called insect is occurred in the ridge part, but its devastating style was pleased by Japanese tea person.

Hand – shaped teaware (injury)
After heavy tea, when it is light tea, replace tea, use replacement tea equipment as tea. In particular, a highly-valued replacement teaware was this hand-shaped teaware, and it was introduced to the Osaka Konoike family together with five guests in the Edo period. The appearance of a hand-shaped form is gentle, and the shirasen painting that nestles in Lotus pond is an impressive jewel.

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Engraved Mishima Tea bowl (Kotobuki Horimisa) Inscription Kimura (Mei Kimura)
There is a sculpture Mishima in the early work of the order bowl for the Korean Peninsula, which is presumed to have started in the beginning of Keicho year (1596-1615). It was the sculpture Mishima that arranged the style of Mishima in the 15th and 6th centuries, and this precious village shows the top style among many sculptures Mishima. This tea bowl has a flower wood inside and outside even in the sculpture Mishima, especially from the rare place that there is a flower sentence outside, it is called a flowering hand. A contrast between lazy glaze delicately mixed with inlaid patterns is brilliant, making it a gentle whole style

Tokyo National Museum

Tokyo National Museum collects and preserves cultural assets spanning the Toyo region widely, mainly in Japan as a comprehensive museum in Japan, for public viewing, and conducts survey research and education dissemination project etc. related to this , Aims to preserve and utilize cultural properties that are valuable national assets.

From April 1, 2007, the National Museum belonging to the National Museum of Japan and the National Institute for Cultural Properties to which the National Museum of Japan belongs were integrated, and the “National Institute of Cultural Properties” was launched. We will promote the preservation and utilization of cultural properties, which are precious national assets under the new corporation, more efficiently and effectively.