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Thursday, April 19, 2012

KANSAI

"Masterpieces of Chinese Ceramic Art Exhibition"

ISHIKAWA PREFECTURAL MUSEUM OF ART


By MADS BERTHELSEN
Staff writer

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Qingbai glazed ewer in the shape of melon. (11-12th century).

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.

Other arts this week

"Evening Dress"

By TOMOHIRO OSAKI


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