Japanese Hand-painted Ceramics

April 8 (Tue.) -  July 4 (Fri.), 2014

The Beauty of Japanese Recycled Fabrics

September 9 (Tue.) - November 14 (Fri.), 2014

Japanese Red and Black


January 6 (Tue.) - March 13 (Fri.), 2015

Blue and white plates, ishizara "stone" plates, sake utensils and lantern plates are selected from the Museum collection to show the variety of design on ceramics.

This exhibition will feature yosegire, or patchwork fabrics, and will introduce the ingenuity of the Japanese people who economized cloths. Items will reflect the sentiments of the people who saved the lives of tiny pieces of the precious fabrics.

Red and black are colors popularly used in Japanese arts and crafts. Items such as bowls, trays and boxes from the Museum's lacquerware collection will show the effect and beauty of these colors.



  April 7 (Tue) ー July 3 (Fri)
  Children and Folk Toys of Japan

  September 8 (Tue) ー November 13 (Fri)
  Japanese Lighting Devices

  January 12 (Tue) ー March 11 (Fri)
  Japanese Design X — Patterns and Meanings

Our 90th Open Lecture can be viewed
 《ICU's 60th Anniversary Project》
 Open lecture by Mr. Masahisa Takayanagi, "Before ICU —
 The Nakajima Aircraft Mitaka Research Institute" held on
 October 12, 2013 is now available for viewing.
 The lecture is in Japanese. [VIEW]

Dr. J. Edward Kidder's Special Gallery Lecture can be viewed
 《ICU's 60th Anniversary Project》
 "ICU History and Campus Archaeology," a gallery lecture by
 Dr. J. Edward Kidder held on September 14, 2013 can be viewed.
 The lecture is in English. [VIEW]


 We express our deepest sympathy to the victims of the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake.

    Please note that the exhibition period and hours may change due to energy-saving reasons. 
    We appreciate your understanding.