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OUTSIDE TOKYO

‘Captivating Qing-dynasty Ceramics’

KYOTO NATIONAL MUSEUM

by Jordan Sievers

Staff Writer

Chinese ceramics made during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1912) are considered some of the finest in the world. Their delicate aesthetics and attention to elaborate detail, made such works particularly popular with the European nobility of that time. As their popularity and value increased overseas, more works were made for exportation.

Even during Japan’s period of isolation, these highly desired pieces were sought after and their influence helped shape Japan’s own ceramic production. This exhibition focuses on some of the finest Qing-ware works, offering insight into Japan’s appreciation for ceramic art; Oct. 12-Dec. 15.

Kyoto National Museum; 075-525-2473; 527 Chaya-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto; Shichijo Station, Keihan Railway. 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. (Fri. till 8 p.m.). ¥1,300. Closed Mon (except Oct. 14, Nov. 4), Oct. 15, Nov. 5. www.kyohaku.go.jp