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KANSAI

“Masterpieces of Chinese Ceramic Art Exhibition”

ISHIKAWA PREFECTURAL MUSEUM OF ART

by Mads Berthelsen

Staff Writer

Even though the quality of Hikonobu Ise’s collection of Chinese ceramics has been highly acclaimed internationally, the majority of his acquisitions have never before been shown to the public.

This exhibition presents a wide range of works from Ise’s collection, including a number of decorated gourds and bottles from ancient China, many of which are designated important cultural properties. Other rare Chinese ceramic masterpieces include some from the Tang, Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties; till May 13.

Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Art; (076) 231 7580; 2-1, Dewamachi, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa; Kanazawa Station, Hokuriku Main Line. 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. ¥1,000. www.ishibi.pref.ishikawa.jp/index_j.html.