1/11/2010

Toguri Museum of Art --- Shoto, Shibuya

It is too bad that I cannot show you any of the Imari ware I enjoyed at this museum. They are showing nice, beautiful Imari wares ( Japanese Porcelain from Imari/Arita District). The exhibition is available through March 28, so if you have a chance, please enjoy visit them.

There are two periods the exhibition is focusing on.... One is Genroku Era( late 17 th century through early 18th century) and Bunka Bunsei Era( late 18th century through 19th). The merchants became wealthy and dining out became popular and there were more diners than ever in Edo ( Tokyo ) city. Naturally, more table wares were needed and more designs, patterns and tools were created.

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