Friday, June 26, 2009

SF Asian Art Museum "Lords of the Samurai" exhibit through Sept. 20, 2009

http://asianart.org/Samurai.htm

The exhibition features more than 160 works from the Hosokawa family collection housed in the Eisei-Bunko Museum in Tokyo, and from Kumamoto Castle and the Kumamoto Municipal Museum in Kyushu. Objects on view include suits of armor, armaments (including swords and guns), formal attire, calligraphy, paintings, tea wares, lacquerware, masks, and musical instruments.

The Asian Art Museum is the only U.S. venue for this exhibition.

Tea wares!? A quick perusal of the website lead me to this link about Raku:

http://www.asianart.org/blog/index.php/2009/05/18/raku-with-a-big-r/

Also, there will be Tea ceremony demonstrations associated with the exhibit from several tea schools. General admission tickets are $17 + $5 surcharge (but there are discounts for groups of 10+).
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