100 years of Japanese Tableware – Okuratouen

Saturday, June 8, 2019 - Sunday, July 28, 2019
※Some works will be replaced during the exhibition period.

Serving dish with lapis lazuli and openwork ornamentation 1940‒45 Private Collection

Set of plates: "Long Stemmed Roses"
1990 Okuratouen

Tableware set used by the Qing Emperor Puyi (1906–1967; r. 1908–1912)
1935 Nara Hotel

Sheep, design by Numata Ichiga (1873-1954) 
1942-45 Okuratouen

Set of demitasse cups and saucers with lacquer ornamentation
1935-45 Tokyo Murata Collection

Tableware set from the State Guest House of the Akasaka Palace
1974 State Guest House, Akasaka Palace

Smoking set with lacquer ornamentation
1926 Okuratouen

Established in 1919 by Magobei and Kazuchika Okura, Okuratouen (a.k.a Okura Art China Inc.) continues to produce world-class products as Japan’s representative Western tableware maker. This exhibition introduces Okura Art China’s exceptional designs and quality, exhibits products made for clients such as business leaders and well-established hotels, and explores the role of the company in Japan’s western-style tableware culture. The exhibit also features recently discovered materials that convey new information about the period when Okura Art China was found.


Duration Saturday, June 8, 2019 - Sunday, July 28, 2019
※Some works will be replaced during the exhibition period.
AdmissionGeneral: 500 yen (400 yen); University Students: 400 yen (320 yen); High-School Students/Seniors 60 and Older: 250 yen (200 yen); Elementary/Junior-High-School Students: 100 yen (80 yen)
*Numbers inside parentheses ( ) are admission fees for groups of ten or more and for Shibuya residents.
*Elementary and junior-high-school students are admitted free of charge on Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays and during the summer vacation.
*Shibuya residents are admitted free of charge on Fridays.
*Persons with disabilities and up to one attendant are admitted free of charge.
ClosedMondays (except for July 15), July 16
Organized by: The Shoto Museum of Art, Kanagawa Shimbun