Miyagawa Kozan Retrospective
Suntory Museum of Art
24 February – 17 April 2016
Miyagawa Kozan I (1842-1916) is an iconic ceramic artist of the Meiji (1861-1912) and Taisho (1912-1926) Periods. He was born in a master potter’s family in Kyoto and learned ceramic art. In 1870 Kozan left his hometown for Yokohama, a town near Tokyo with a newly built port and open to western civilization.
At that time the Meiji Government promoted industrialization, while encouraging the export of craftworks to earn foreign currencies. It is in this context that Kozan carved out a new aesthetic niche, creating his style of decorative art to meet Western tastes.
In commemorating the 100th anniversary of Kozan’s demise, the exhibition traces his outstanding achievements and highlights his “makuzu-yaki” that acquired a world fame.
Place name Suntory Museum of Art (in Japanese) サントリー美術館 Website go to website Phone 03-3479-8600 Dates 24 February – 17 April 2016
*Closed on Tuesdays, except for 12 April (Tue)
*There may be an exhibition change during the course of exhibition
Opening hours 10 am – 6 pm (last admission 5:30 pm)
*Open until 8 pm (last admission 7:30 pm): Fridays & Saturdays; 20 March 2016 (Sun)
*Hours subject to change
(University and senior high school students: ￥1,000; junior high school students and younger: free)
Address 3rd floor, Tokyo Midtown Galleria
9-7-4 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-8643, Japan
- 3 min walk from Nogizaka Station (Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line: Exit 3)
* The above is the information known at the time of publication and subject to change without prior notice.