14 October 2009 - 28 March 2010. Including examples from the MAK collection from China, Korea, Japan and Vietnam as well as loans from private collections, this exhibition examines the history between tea and the changing of the Chawan tea bowl from a functional to aesthetic object. On display are bowls from the 16th century up to modern day varieties, demonstrating the variation in designs but also the unbroken tradition still being practised by artists today. Indeed in recent years, the Chawan bowls and the tea ceremony itself have enjoyed renewed popularity in countries like Japan.
Tues: 10.00-24.00 Wed-Sun: 10.00-18.00