(FULL)Museum tour in English: Kakiemon exhibit at the Toguri Museum of Art (Wed. May 10, 7-8:30 pm)

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A splendid and very large new work by Kakiemon XV: this covered jar with cherry blossom design (2017)

(Update: April 27: This event is now full. ) The Harvard Club of Japan has graciously allowed me to offer my contacts a few places in a private tour I am doing for them on Wednesday May 10 at 7 pm at the Toguri Museum of Art, a very nice small museum in Shoto, near Shibuya Station, that specializes in fine Japanese porcelain. This time, we will be enjoying a special exhibition of porcelain in the Kakiemon style. It will be my only tour for this exhibition, and the last at this museum until at least next fall, so if you’ve been wanting to join one of my tours, please grab this chance — there are only a few places available.

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This octagonal dish with a “Hob-in-the-Well” design is a typical example of the Kakiemon style, from the second half of the 17th century during the Edo period.

Details on the tour are here. To sign up, please contact Jonathan Harlow (Harvard Club Director of Events) for at jonathan@jonathanharlow.com

For more information on the exhibition, see my article in the Japan Times.

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