Aug. 6-Dec. 4

Color can be a powerful device to convey messages without the use of words. The colors of traffic lights are instantly recognized as green for “go,” yellow for “get ready” and red for “slow down”; meanwhile blue is the color of the U.S. Democratic Party and red is for the Republican Party, and many will associate white with weddings.

This exhibition focuses on the significance of various colors in modern ceramic art with works from the collection of Tomo Kikuchi, a pottery collector during World War II. The pieces will be categorized by color — blue, red, green and polychrome — so viewers can compare and contrast the variations in tones that help highlight intricate details of each work.

Musee Tomo; Nishikubo Bldg., 4-1-35 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo. Kamiyacho Stn. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. ¥1,000. Closed Mon. 03-5733-5131; www.musee-tomo.or.jp/exhibition_english.html

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