The Mother of Japan Ceramics: from the Suemura Kilns (日本陶磁の源・陶邑窯（すえむらよう） ―猿投窯（さなげよう）の前に立ちはだかった巨大な壁―)
Under the Yamato political authority, techniques for firing ceramic ware at high temperatures were introduced from the Korean peninsula, and the Suemura kilns (in what is now Osaka) became the main production center for the resultant Sueki (Sue pottery). This exhibition explores the greatest ceramic revolution in Japanese history with pieces from the kilns of Suemura and, closer to home, Sanage, in Aichi Prefecture. Unravel the mysteries of Japan's ancient history through this look at the transformation in contemporary cutting-edge techniques.
When: Until Sun. 21 Mar. (9:30 - 16:30; Last entry 30 minutes before closing.) Closed Mondays (or the following weekday if Monday is a national holiday).
Where: Aichi Prefectural Ceramic Museum (愛知県陶磁美術館), Seto City (瀬戸市)
Access: A 600-meter walk from Tōjishiryōkan Minami Sta. (陶磁資料館南駅, L08) on the Linimo (リニモ) Line.
Admission: General admission 600 Yen; University & Senior HS students 500 Yen; Junior HS students & younger free; Discount available for holders of a Certificate of Disability and one accompanying person (conditions apply; see website for details). (Prices include admission to the permanent exhibit.)
Image: Long-necked jars from Suemura and Sanage kilns
Nara period - early Heian period (8th C.)
Aichi Prefectural Ceramic Museum (Honda Shizuo Collection), private collection