The Joy of the Demitasse Cup

※Admission is by appointment only on weekends, holidays and during the final week of the exhibition.

August 24 (Sat.) to October 10 (Sun.) , 2021

Adderley, 1886-1905

A “demitasse” is a small cup for drinking strong coffee. A variety of demitasse designs emerged as coffee culture permeated Europe in the 19th century.
This exhibition introduces about 380 pieces carefully selected from the Kazumi Murakami Collection of over 2,000 demitasses, focusing on those with designs that incorporate Japonisme, Art Nouveau, and Art Deco influences. Some reflect the fashions of the time, while others showcase delicate ornamentation that can be described as “superb craftsmanship”; still others feature a variety of elaborate designs. Enjoy the beauty of these designs squeezed onto tiny cups.


Duration August 24 (Sat.) to October 10 (Sun.) , 2021
AdmissionGeneral: ¥800 (¥640)
University Students:¥640 (¥510)
High-School Students/Seniors 60 and Older:¥400 (¥320)
Elementary/Junior-High-School Students:¥100 (¥80)

*Numbers inside parentheses ( ) are admission fees for Shibuya residents.
*Elementary and junior-high-school students are admitted free of charge on Saturdays, Sundays, 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 September 20), September 21, 24
Organized by The Shoto Museum of Art, The Yomiuri Shimbun, The Japan Association of Art Museums
Sponsored by Lion corporation, Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd., Sompo Japan Insurance Inc., and Nippon Television Network Corporation
With the special cooperation of Rivoli Antiques, L`homme de chine