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Examples of functional Ko-Imari ware
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Fascinating Shapes in Ko-Imari

A special exhibition at Tokyo's Toguri Museum of Art

Kim   - 1 min read
Venue : Toguri Museum of Art When : Jan 7th - Mar 21st 2021, 10:00am - 4:30pm

A special exhibition taking place at Tokyo's Toguri Museum of Art looks at various traditional shapes of Ko-Imari (literally 'old Imari') porcelain pieces. The event will showcase around 70 examples of Ko-Imari ware, including bottles, plates, and tea pots, with certain items dating back to the 17th Century.

Because Ko-Imari ware was seen as a practical product, many of the items on display have real-world use and application - although many would regard them as objectively beautiful, too!

Adult admission to the event is priced at 1200 yen.

Getting there

The Toguri Museum of Art is located around ten minutes on foot from Shibuya Station, which is served by numerous lines including the JR Yamanote Line, the Tokyo Metro Ginza, Hanzomon, and Fukutoshin lines, the Tokyu Toyoku and Den-en-toshi lines, and the Keio Inokashira Line.

The museum does not have a dedicated parking lot, so utilizing public transport wherever possible is advised.


Kim @kim.b

I'm an expat who has lived abroad for almost a decade, including 7 years in Japan. I've also visited 44 of 47 prefectures and hope to get to the last three someday! I'm particularly fond of exploring off the beaten path destinations, gardens, and tea houses, and have a real interest in Japan's gr...