Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka

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The Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka
大阪市立東洋陶磁美術館
exterior of the Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka
exterior of the museum
Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka is located in Japan
Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka
Location within Japan
Established November 7, 1982 (1982-11-07)
Location Osaka, Japan
Coordinates 34°41′36″N 135°30′20″E / 34.693444°N 135.505472°E / 34.693444; 135.505472Coordinates: 34°41′36″N 135°30′20″E / 34.693444°N 135.505472°E / 34.693444; 135.505472
Type Art museum
Director Degawa Tetsurō
Website moco.or.jp

The Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka (大阪市立東洋陶磁美術館?) is a Japanese art museum and regarded as one of the best ceramic-collections in the world. This museum collects, studies, conserves, exhibits and interprets East Asian ceramics, which mainly came from ancient China and Korea. The world-famous Ataka Collection, donated by the 21 companies of the Sumitomo Group, as well as the Rhee Byung-Chang Collection, provide the public an aesthetic experience with first-class collection.[1]

Curators' Pick[edit]

Celadon vase with Iron Brown Spots

National Treasures[edit]

  • Celadon vase with Iron Brown Spots
  • Tenmoku Glaze bowl with Silvery Spots

Important Cultural Properties[edit]

  • Stoneware with Sgraffito Decoration of Peony with Transparent Glaze under Green Glaze
  • Porcelain with Carved Lotus Design
  • Porcelain with Incised Peony Scrolls Design Cut through Underglaze Iron-Coating
  • Celadon with Carved Peony Scrolls Design
  • Celadon vase with phoenix handles
  • Tenmoku Glaze bowl with Leaf Design
  • Blue-and-White with Fish and Water Plants Design
  • Blue-and-White with Peony Scrolls Design
  • Blue-and-White with Bird and Branch Design

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