Detail image, Waves at Matsushima; Tawaraya Sōtatsu, (act. ca. 1600–40); pair of six-panel folding screens; ink, color, gold, and silver on paper; Freer Gallery of Art, F1906.231-232

Detail, Waves at Matsushima; Tawaraya Sōtatsu, (act. ca. 1600–40); pair of six-panel folding screens; ink, color, gold, and silver on paper; Freer Gallery of Art, F1906.231-232

Sōtatsu: Making Waves

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Detail image, Serving dish with design of "Three Friends"; Serving dish; Momoyama or Edo period, 1615-1624; Stoneware with Oribe glaze and iron decoration under clear glaze; gold lacquer repairs; Freer Gallery of Art, F1973.6a-e

Detail, Serving dish with design of "Three Friends"; Serving dish; Momoyama or Edo period, 1615-1624; Stoneware with Oribe glaze and iron decoration under clear glaze; gold lacquer repairs; Freer Gallery of Art, F1973.6a-e

Oribe Ware: Color and Pattern in Japanese Ceramics

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Detail photo, Installation view of Dialogue From DNA at Manggha, Centre of Japanese Art and Technology, Krakow, Poland by Chiharu Shiota; 2004; photo by Sunhi Mang

Detail, Installation view of Dialogue From DNA at Manggha, Centre of Japanese Art and Technology, Krakow, Poland by Chiharu Shiota; 2004; photo by Sunhi Mang

Perspectives: Chiharu Shiota

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Detail image, Sumida River by Night 隅田川夜, Kobayashi Kiyochika; Japan, 1881; Woodblock print; ink and color on paper; Robert O. Muller Collection; S2003.8.1203

Detail, Sumida River by Night 隅田川夜, Kobayashi Kiyochika; Japan, 1881; Woodblock print; ink and color on paper; Robert O. Muller Collection; S2003.8.1203

Kiyochika: Master of the Night

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Detail image, Karamono tea caddy, bunrin type; Tea caddy (karamono taikai chaire); Southern Song to Ming dynasty, 13th-15th century; Stoneware with iron and ash glazes; ivory lid; Freer Gallery of Art, F1897.42a-b

Detail, Karamono tea caddy, bunrin type; Tea caddy (karamono taikai chaire); Southern Song to Ming dynasty, 13th-15th century; Stoneware with iron and ash glazes; ivory lid; Freer Gallery of Art, F1897.42a-b

Chinese Ceramics for Tea in Japan

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Image of Tea-leaf storage jar named Chigusa; China, probably Guangdong Province; Southern Song or Yuan dynasty, mid-13th–mid-14th century; Stoneware with iron glaze; 41.6 cm (h); FSC-P-6964.1

Tea-leaf storage jar named Chigusa; China, probably Guangdong Province; Southern Song or Yuan dynasty, mid-13th–mid-14th century; Stoneware with iron glaze; 41.6 cm (h); FSC-P-6964.1

Chigusa and the Art of Tea

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