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Exhibition “200 years of Gyokusendo” – meet masterpieces of tuiki copperware

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  • 200 years of Gyokusendo

    Pola Museum Annex
    4 – 19 June 2016

    This free exhibition showcases fine works produced by Gyokusendo, a major company specialized in the tuiki copperware (called “tsuiki doki” in Japanese) and celebrating the second centenary of its establishment.

    Each piece of tuiki copperware is handmade. It is created out of a copper sheet metal, which is annealed, hammered, repoussé and chased. The technique and knowhow have been passed down since the Edo period in the 17th century in Tsubame City, Niigata Prefecture – one of the leading metal processing centres in Japan where the company is located.

    The articles produced by Gyokusendo’s master craft workers are simultaneously traditional and modern, works of art and everyday items. With innovation, design and craft elements, the age-old art has been made into a “living” tradition.

    The exhibition offers an unparalleled chance to meet, all together, more than 20 masterpieces made by Gyokusendo over the period between 1816 and 2016. Special limited items may also be purchased at the gallery.

    Works on display
    「玉川堂200年展 〜 打つ。時を打つ。」(amuzen article)

    Making process
    「玉川堂200年展 〜 打つ。時を打つ。」(amuzen article)「玉川堂200年展 〜 打つ。時を打つ。」(amuzen article)

  • Place name Pola Museum Annex
    (in Japanese) ポーラ ミュージアム アネックス
    Website go to website  (in Japanese)
    Phone 03-5777-8600  Hello Dial
    Dates 4 – 19 June 2016
    *Open every day during the exhibition
    Opening hours 11 am – 8 pm (last admission 7:30 pm)
    Price Free
    Address 3F, Pola Ginza Building
    1-7-7 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
    Getting there
    • 1 min walk from  Ginza-Itchome Station (Tokyo Métro Yurakucho Line, Exit 7)
    • 5 min walk from Yurakucho Station (JR Lines)
    • 6 min walk from Ginza Station (Tokyo Metro Ginza, Marunouchi and Hibiya Lines, Exit A9)


* The above is the information known at the time of publication and subject to change without prior notice.

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