Under the Meiji-era policies to promote the development of industry, vast amounts of artistic handicraft items were produced, and the foreign funds procured through the export of these was the foundation for Japan's development into a modern nation. Shippō-yaki (七宝焼), or cloisonne ware, was one such variety of artistic handicraft that was produced for export. As examples gradually return to Japan, they present an opportunity to rediscover the techniques and aesthetic of shippō-yaki.
Focusing on pieces from the Meiji period, this exhibition looks at the beauty and outstanding craftsmanship of shippō-yaki that fascinated the West.
When: Until Sun. 24 Jul. (10:00 - 17:00; Last entry by 16:30) Closed Mondays (or the following business day if it falls on a national holiday).
Where: Yokoyama Art Museum (横山美術館), Higashi Ward (東区)
Access: A 4-minute walk from Shinsakae-machi Sta. (新栄町駅, H11) Exit 1 on the Subway Higashiyama Line (地下鉄東山線) or Takaoka Sta. (高岳駅, S06) Exit 3 on the Subway Sakura-dori Line (桜通線).
Admission: General admission 1,000 (800) Yen; University & Senior HS students, Seniors (over 65) 800 (600) Yen; Junior HS students 600 (400) Yen; Holders of a Certificate of Disability 700 (500) Yen; Elementary school students and younger free. Prices in ( ) are for groups of 20 or more.
Website: https://www.yokoyama-art-museum.or.jp/ (Japanese)