Sponsoring of the special exhibition
“Chanoyu - The Arts of Tea Ceremony, The Essence of Japan”

April 11, 2017

Nissha Printing Co.,Ltd.

Nissha Printing Co., Ltd. (hereinafter “Nissha”) performs activity for the purpose of "promotion and support of arts and culture" advocating in the Basic Social Contribution Policy. As the part、Nissha is a cosponsor of the special exhibition “Chanoyu - The Arts of Tea Ceremony, The Essence of Japan” in Tokyo National Museum from April 11 to June 4, 2017.
Special exhibition “Chanoyu” overview 
The new tea drinking practices of the Song Dynasty were learned by Japanese Zen monks studying in China around the 12th century and then spread among Zen temples, samurai families, and other members of Japanese high society. These people displayed their status by decorating tea rooms and serving tea with exquisite Chinese artworks called karamono. During the Azuchi-Momoyama period in the 16th century, Sen no Rikyu perfected a new style of tea called wabicha in which Chinese artworks were used together with humble utensils from everyday life, and the tea ceremony spread from the elite of society to lesser lords and townspeople. In this manner, the tea ceremony developed over hundreds of years into a prominent and unique aspect of Japanese culture.
This major exhibition will focus on how the arts of the tea ceremony evolved from the Muromachi period to modernity. This will be the largest exhibition of its kind since Arts of the Tea Ceremony, which was held at Tokyo National Museum in 1980. We hope that visitors, by witnessing masterpieces of the tea ceremony from various historical periods, and attuning themselves to the sensibilities of the people who used them, will be able to experience the “Essence of Japan.” (*Quotation from this exhibition website)

Exhibition overview

Period April 11 to June 4, 2017
Closed on Mondays Exception: Open on May 1
Hours of opening 9:30–17:00
Fridays and Saturdays,April 30, May 3 to 7 until 21:00
Sundays until 18:00
Admission by 30 minutes of before closing
Venue Tokyo National Museum Heiseikan
Official website “Chanoyu - The Arts of Tea Ceremony, The Essence of Japan”
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