Stylish vessels, playful shape
Suntory Museum of Art
27 March – 23 May, 2010
Glass vessels made their appearance in Japanese daily life a little after the middle of the 17th century. Glass is transparent, but resonates with the light it lets through, giving glass vessels a unique, slightly mysterious, essence not found in other materials.
Both lightweight and robust, glass soon became the stylish choice for lifestyle aficionados of the day.
Wa-glass (Japanese glass) was particularly attractive, and gained a solid popularity. This exhibition demonstrates how this glassware penetrated into the many corners of everyday lives.