Tokyo National Museum showcases the Japanese Art History and culture, over 12,000 years ago, from the period of Tokugawa to the late 19th Century.
The Collections of Japanese Art widely range from the Dawn of Japanese Art, The Rise of Buddhism, National Treasure Gallery, Buddhist and Courtly Art, Zen and Ink Painting, The Art of Tea Ceremony, Attire of the Military Elite, Folding Screens and Sliding Door Paintings, The Arts of Daily Life, Developments in Painting and Calligraphy, Noh and Kabuki, Fashion in the Edo Period to Ukiyo-e in the Edo Period.
Idemitsu Museum of Arts was established in 1966. It showcases 5-6 regular exhibitions of ceramic arts a year. The exhibition hall is located on the 9th floor of the Imperial Theater Building overlooking the beautiful Imperial Garden in Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo.
The collection includes Big crystal seal, Chinese Old inkstone, Hand-operating Calculator, Military commander Masamune date and General Ieyasu Tokugawa's Pencil, Casio Relay Calculator, Portable brush pen and ink case in Edo period, Abacus, Chinese rock seal material, ink bottle, stationery of the year recently award products, the world's paper knives, antique fountain pen, register, Taishi inkstone and good, Mechanical Calculator, Yatate and Big writing brush.
Mori Art Museum is one of the best contemporary art museums in Japan. It features the Japanese contemporary art scene from emerging to established artists. It will take 2-3 hours for a visit.
Remark: Make sure you don't miss to see the city from the tower. The Museum ticket includes the Tokyo City View at the 52nd Floor Observatory.
Established in 1950, The Paper Museum at Tokyo showcases the history, culture, and industry of papermaking, both Japanese traditional paper of Washi and Western-style paper. You can find a collection with 40,000 items and 15,000 books. The museum is one of the world’s few comprehensive museums specializing in paper history.
Kappabashi Dougugai Street is located in Taito City, Tokyo. You can found old tools and a wide range of household hardware and kitchenware, including bakery equipment, ceramic tableware, china, lacquerware, restaurant equipment, packaging materials, “fake” plastic food samples, chefs' coats, bamboo wares, baking ingredients, furniture and much more. Over 170 shops are along the west side of Asakusa's main entertainment district, and just midway between Ueno and Asakusa.
17th to mid 19th centuries in the Edo period, Taito as a city had inherited the Edo culture. The City of Taito preserved many historic arts and crafts, such as Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples. At Edo Taito Traditional Crafts Center, you could experience and appreciate treasures of Traditional Crafts of the Shitamachi (lower city) area of Edo, created and developed by generations of craftspeople who worked in the area‘s history and culture. The center hopes you will meet some of the excellent local craftsmen and local artisans.
The Idemitsu Museum of Arts was found in 1966, located in the beautiful imperial Garden in Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo. The permanent exhibition includes the Idemitus Collection of Japanese painting and calligraphy and Asian ceramics.
A 5-minute walk from Kokusai Forum Exit of JR Yūrakuchō Station or a 3-minute walk from B3 Exit of Subway Yūrakuchō and Hibiya Stations.
One of Canada’s oldest independent cultural institutions, NSCAD University continues to be regarded as a principal centre for education and research in visual culture in North America. Part of our appeal is the everpresent relationship of the old to the new, and our convenient location in the heart of downtown Halifax’s waterfront district. Behind the Victorian facades of our main campus and the Academy Building – both open 24 hours a day, seven days a week – students
Zuni Icosahedron, founded in 1982, is a Hong Kong Based nonprofit charity arts organization.
Being an international experimental theatre company, Zuni produced more than 150 original productions of alternative theatre and multimedia performances and has been active in video, sound experimentation, and installation arts, as well as in the area of arts education, art criticism, arts policy and international cultural exchange. Over the years, Zuni h
Zhejiang Museum of Art is located on Nanshan Road, adjacent to West Lake. Zhejiang Museum is a landmark building project included in the province, a total investment of 420 million yuan, from the Cultural Department of Zhejiang Province. The museum started to be built in May 2005 and officially opened in August 2009. Zhejiang Museum emphasis on "contemporary" art, but also take into account the historical, based in Zhejiang. It opens for academic purposes, focusing on art collections and exhibitions reflect the course of development of Zhejiang Province.
Situated in Huangpu, Tongchuan City, the Yaozhou Kiln Museum is China’s largest ancient kiln theme museum and has both artifact displays and ancient porcelain making simulations. The museum holds over 300,000 artifacts and specimens, most of which were from the ancient
Visit Xian City Wall, enjoy the civilization of 13 past dynasties. Located in The Core Belt of Xian City, Xian City Wall, is the Royal Clan Nestles at Changan City in Tang Dynasty. The City Wall is rectangular with a perimeter of 13.74 km. City Wall is the most complete ancient fortification in China.
Banpo was a matriarchal clan community of the Yangshao culture in the Neolithic age. It is divided into three sections: the residential, the pottery-making and the Burial Section. Some of the important remains are a large moat, a small ditch, house relics, storage pits, pottery kilns, and a worship place. The main relics show us the development of the primitive civilization of the Yellow River Valley.
Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts was founded in 1949. She is the only art academy in the northwest, whose forerunner is the Art College in Northwest Army & Government University.
It has 12 departments and 55 majors which including Chinese Painting department, Oil Painting department, Printmaking department, Sculpture department, Design department, Environmental Art of Architecture department, Decoration department, Fashion Design department, Art Education department, Art History & Criticism department, video & animation Department and Basic education department.
The University Museum and Art Gallery (UMAG) is conveniently located at the main entrance of The University of Hong Kong on Bonham Road. The museum is housed in the Fung Ping Shan Building and the lower three storeys of the T T Tsui Building. The Fung Ping Shan Building was donated to The University of Hong Kong by Mr Fung Pingshan in 1932 for a Chinese book library.
Tian Bao Outreach Ceramics Teaching Center was originally a traditional ceramic factory to produce coil built water jars and slab built roof tiles for domestic uses. Now the owner, Mr. Jin is operating this site for local students and artists as an offsite training by using local stoneware body of the
Tian Bao Clay that directly dug up from the rice fields around the Tian Bao Dragon Kiln. It fires to a dark, rich, earthy color the Dragon Wood Kiln that only fires twice a year.
Terra Cotta Warriors is considered a great archeological discovery in human history and worth one of the eight wonders in the world. The site is ranked high besides the Pyramids in Egypt and ancient sculptures in Greece, they are all the invaluable treasures of our world.
On top of a mountain, 15 km southeast of the Yintai District of Tongchuan City stands a small town named “Chenlu.” It is called "Town," but actually it is an ancient ceramic village in the mountainous area of Shaanxi Province, between the GuanZhong Flatlands and the North Shaan'xi Plateau. The town was named such because of its importance in the history of porcelain. Chenlu, the only well preserved Yao porcelain base, can be called a living fossil of an oriental porcelain town.
Xi'an has an art district called Textile town. The district is not an actual town but derives its name from the many textile factories built there since the 1950s. Xi’an Textile City Arts District is situated at Textile City in east Xi’an, which used to be a huge industrial complex in the construction period of new China.
Hangzhou Southern Song Imperial Kiln Museum is located in the western piedmont of Tortoise Hill, the southern margin of Yuhuang Mountain. Standing at the south brim of West Lake tourist site, it was first constructed to be a ceramic themed museum relying on the ancient relic the famous Jiaotanxia Southern Song Imperial Kiln Relic.
Located inside the scenic Sai Kung Country Park and occupying an area of 500 square meters, the Sheung Yiu Folk Museum was originally a fortified village built in the late 19th century. The village and its neighboring limekiln were gazetted as monuments in 1981. After it was restored, the village was opened as a museum in 1984.
The Shaanxi History Museum was set up and opened to the public in 1991. It was first modernized museum in China and the "Education Base of Patriotism." The museum has about than 375,000 objects /sets are collected in Shaanxi including the bronzes of the Shang & Zhou dynasties, the pottery figures of successive dynasties, the gold & silver wares of Tang dynasty and the mural paintings of the Tang dynasty with distinguishing features. The 18 pieces of the national treasures and the 1907 pieces of the first-grade relics are in visitors' good grace.
Specializing in the collection, study and display of teaware, the branch museum at Flagstaff House features at its core the generous donations of Dr K.S. Lo (19101995), which include many fine examples of the famous Yixing teapots. Built-in the 1840s, Flagstaff House originally served as the office and residence of the Commander of the British Forces in Hong Kong. It was converted to the Museum of Tea Ware in 1984, with a new wing, The K.S. Lo Gallery, added in 1995.
Moslem Street is the hub of the Moslem community in Xian City. Located beside the Drum Tower, this street is paved with dark colored stone with green trees. The houses on both are all traditional buildings with architectural styles of Ming (13681644) and Qing Dynasties (16441911).
Most of them are the shops of hotels or wares, and all managed by Muslim people. Since its opening, this street is largely and deeply welcomed by foreign travelers. Some of the constructions are restaurants; while others are stores that most of the owners are all Moslems.
The Lao Chang was comprised of numerous studios and workshops in an old feeling neighborhood. It is next to the ceramics glaze suppliers market. Entering in a narrow street, you will see many local crafters/artists working at the opened studio. If you are lucky, that you would likely see them working on human height pots. There are also few ceramics suppliers you might find that sell brushes, blending wheels, glazing tools...etc. After 10-15 minutes walk, a train track split the area in half. At the hill, there are filled with home size slip casting factories.
The JCCAC resident artists and art groups engage in a wide range of art disciplines covering both visual and performing arts in media old and new. They range from painting and sculpture, tradition, folk, and contemporary arts and crafts including glass and pottery, to installations, photography, digital and performance arts, dance, drama, music and even musical instrument making. JCCAC is undoubtedly the first studio centre in Hong Kong where you can have close encounters with renowned masters as well as experienced and budding artists.
The Jingdezhen Porcelain Sculpture Factory was found by a group of folk artisans about 40 years ago. Porcelain sculpture is one of the most popular products in Jingdezhen that has a long history and exquisite craftsmanship. The place now became large sculpture studios and workshops for individual artists and group.
Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute is one of the thirty-one national universities which has the authority to offer art bachelor degrees and is one of the ninety-four universities that has the authority to offer Chinese Government scholarship to international masters and bachelors. Based on the school of ceramics founded in 1909, the institute was reconstructed and renamed in 1958.
The Jingdezhen Ancient Folk Museum/Jingdezhen Minyao Museum is located in the famous Hutian Ancient Kiln Factory Site, a cultural relic protects a section. Under it, there is a rich cultural deposit of porcelain manufacturing history from Wudai Dynasty to Ming Dynasty (907-1644 AD), which covers an area of more than 400 thousands square meters. It clearly reflects the important changes in the history of porcelain arts and crafts of this 700 years and the complete process of porcelain manufacturing in ancient times in China.
This museum consists of three parts of the historic museum, a revolutionary museum, and a natural museum, which is first seen in the country. It situates on a new sand bar that is rounded by the Gan River and Fu River, it lies east to Fu River, south to Zhongshan Bridge, west to Gan River and north to Tengwang Pavilion, which is one of the three famous buildings to the south of the Yangze River.
This museum covering a total of 17,500 sq m showcases Hong Kong's broad and dynamic history. Great efforts have been made in collecting, conserving, processing, studying and displaying cultural objects which are related to the archaeology, history, ethnography and natural history of Hong Kong and South China. The permanent exhibition showcases 400 million years of Hong Kong's history. It occupies an area of 7,000 sq m. Thematic exhibitions are also held from time to time
The Hong Kong Museum of Art is one of the museums managed by the Leisure & Cultural Services Department. Established in 1962, it was first housed in the City Hall, moving to its present purpose builtpremises by the Hong Kong Cultural Centre in 1991. The museum also has a branch, the Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware, located in Hong Kong Park. It is the mission of the Hong Kong Museum of Art to preserve the cultural heritage of China and promote art with a local focus.
If there is one museum in Hong Kong you should make a special effort to visit, it is the Hong Kong Heritage Museum in Sha Tin New Town. Located in a wooded setting away from the New Town's highrise housing complexes, the museum's architecture is patterned after the traditional Si He Yuan style, a compound of harmoniously blended houses built around a courtyard. Opened in December 2000, the museum covers 32,000 square metres and is divided into 12 exhibition galleries, each a treasure house of relics of the history, culture and arts of early Hong Kong and the nearby South China region.
One of the missions of the City Festival is to establish contacts and channels for local artists to tour and promote their works outside Hong Kong. Since its launch in 1999, the City Festival has succeeded in building a network with many cities around the region, including Adelaide, Kaohsiung, Melbourne, Seoul, Bangkok, Shanghai, Zhuhai, Guangzhou, and Singapore. It will continue to seek new opportunities for new productions and touring, both in Hong Kong and abroad.
Film buffs and visitors with a particular interest in Hong Kong movies should make a beeline for the Hong Kong Film Archive. Here you'll find four floors dedicated to film storage and preservation, exhibitions and screenings of old Hong Kong classics and films from around the world. Of particular interest to film fans is the third-floor Resource Centre which houses voluminous books, magazines, newspapers, and audiovisual materials, much of which visitors can spend many happy hours browsing through.
Established by the former Urban Council in 1981, with the aim of promoting Chinese dance, the Hong Kong Dance Company was formally incorporated in April 2001 as a charitable and non-profit making institution and is financially supported by the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Since its inception, the Hong Kong Dance Company has staged over 100 productions, many of which were highly popular and won critical acclaim.
The building of the Hong Kong Cultural Centre has signified the beginning of an artistic link to the world. The Centre, covering 5.2 hectares and offering 82,231m² gross floor area, commands a prime waterfront position. Since its grand opening on 8 November 1989, the Centre has remained the premier cultural venue offering a stimulating environment for art talents and quality programmes to the public and has since been witnessing the development of the arts in Hong Kong.
A visit to the Hong Kong Correctional Services Museum in Stanley affords an intriguing glimpse of prison life in Hong Kong over the past 160 years. The museum showcases the evolution of the Hong Kong penal system from one that originally focused on punishment as a deterrent to the present system that promotes the rehabilitation of prisoners.
he Hong Kong Arts Festival is a charitable, nonprofit organization. It is a major international art festival as well as the premier arts event in Hong Kong. Featuring overseas and local artists of renown in an eclectic array of music, theatre, dance, popular entertainment, film and exhibition programmes, the Festival offers a four to five week long cultural feast annually from February to March.
Hong Kong Arts Centre (HKAC) is a self-funding organization whose mission is to promote contemporary arts and culture within Hong Kong and beyond. The Centre provides a wide range of programmes featuring local and overseas artists, with facilities including theatres, a cinema, galleries, classrooms, studios, a café and office space. As a nonprofit body, HKAC relies heavily on donations, rental income, art course fees and box office income.
The Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre (VAC) is a branch of the APO. It provides well-equipped studios for trained artists practising in the fields of sculpture, printmaking and ceramics, facilitating them in their artistic creation in holding different kinds of visual arts activities. Currently, VAC runs nine studios, a lecture theatre, an exhibition gallery and a multipurpose room, open for hire to artists and art groups.
Through the organization of territory-wide activities in community art and public art, as well as providing professional studios and facilities, the Art Promotion Office is dedicated to providing high quality wideranging visual arts activities and services for the public.
The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, established by Government Ordinance in 1984, is one of the leading institutes of higher arts education in Asia. It provides professional education, training and research facilities in the performing arts, theatre and entertainment arts, film and television. Its educational policy reflects the cultural diversity of Hong Kong with an emphasis on Chinese and Western traditions and interdisciplinary complementarity.
Fule International Ceramic Art Museums (FLICAM)combines museum and residency services together. Museums are built and designed for different regions. All artworks are made in Fuping and donated by the residency Artists at Fuping.
The Shaanxi Fuping Pottery Art Village Co. Ltd. is the parent company of FuLe International Ceramic Art Museums. It is a joint-stock, grade AAA Credit Enterprise. It consists of a group of international ceramic art museums, fruit orchard, a tile factory, and a 3star hotel.
The Fotanian Open Studio event brings together a vibrant community of artists and art lovers who transformed industrial lofts into art studios. With the migration of industries to the Mainland, the local creative have started to take refuge in the spacious lofts of vacant industrial buildings since 2000.
Dr Sun Yatsen was a world-renowned revolutionary who devoted his entire life to overthrowing the Qing Dynasty and setting up the Republic of China. His achievements were recognized and admired not only by the local and overseas Chinese but also by the global community. Dr. Sun had a close relationship with Hong Kong, where he received his secondary and university education. Hong Kong was also the cradle of his revolutionary thoughts and uprising plans.
Renowned as the world’s largest Silk Museum, the China National Silk Museum was founded in February 1992. Positioned in East China's Zhejiang Province, the museum is dedicated to the long and prestigious heritage of Silk making in China. The Silk culture of China dates back to more than 5000 years. The China National Silk Museum which is the first silk specialized museum in the country boasts a total exhibition space of 50,000 square meters.
China Academy of Art: Xiangshan Central Campus is one of the most beautiful art school in China. The Xiangshan Campus (located in the outskirts of Hangzhou) is comprised of four schools (School of Design, School of Architecture, Public Art Institute, Media and Animation Institute) spread across 21 buildings. Contrary to the norm of siting new campus buildings within university towns built by the state, the Academy decided to locate this new campus on the eastern edge of the southern ridges of Hangzhou.
The China Academy of Art has the most complete range of degree offerings and programs of study in fine arts in China. There are eight schools under its jurisdiction offering Ph.D., master’s and bachelor’s degrees in fine arts, design, architecture, multimedia, and film.
CeramicArtsDaily.org is an online community serving active potters and ceramic artists worldwide, as well as those who are interested in finding out more about this craft. CeramicArtsDaily.org provides a wide array of tools for learning about and improving skills and a place for artists to display their
The Bell Tower is the landmark and center of Xian city connecting the Tower to the East, South, West and North Gates of the City Wall. The tower was originally built in 1380 A.D by Emperor ZhuYuanzhang. It is recorded that the ancient people used the bell to tell the time and the drum to tell the dusk, as saying of “the Morning Bell and Dusk Drum.” And also used to provide early warning of attack by rival rulers.
1. After visiting the Bess Tower, you could taste a number of delicious snacks of Shaanxi in the Moslem Street (Huimin Jie)
This memorial park is located in a Qingyunpu Meihu scenic in south Nanchang. There is a museum inside the park that showcases calligraphic works and paintings of Bada Shan. He is a Ming abstract painter whose real name was Zhu Da. On the premises are the tomb of the painter and a garden graced with a tiny bridge, a gurgling stream, old trees, and bamboo groves.
The Art Museum, an integral unit of the Institute of Chinese Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong serves the university community and the Hong Kong SAR by collecting, preserving, researching and exhibiting a wide range of artifacts illuminating the rich arts, humanities, and cultural heritage of ancient and premodern China. The Art Museum promotes the excellence of both its permanent collections and loan collections of Chinese art and their use for scholarly endeavors and outreach efforts.
The Academy of Arts & Design of Tsinghua University is authorized to award master’s and doctoral degrees in Theory of Arts and Design and Theory of Arts, with a postdoctoral specialty in Theory of Art. Since China embarked on its reform and opening policy, faculty and students at the Academy has achieved remarkable achievements in major art design activities both at home and abroad and successfully completed over 200 national and international major art design projects, winning more than 300 domestic and international awards.
1a space, established in 1998, is an independent, nonprofit making contemporary visual art organization and art venue. It is founded by a collective of Hong Kong art workers and aims to promote the critical dissemination of contemporary visual arts practices and affiliated artforms through 1a space programs drawn from Hong Kong and the international arena.
You can't miss out this antique market for treasure hunting. It opens 6 a.m. early in the morning until noon on every Monday and Tuesday ONLY. There are old magazines, pottery books, jewellery, local ceramics...etc. and all sort of interesting oldies. Don't forget to bargain!!!
Miho Museum, 10 minutes driven from the Shigaraki Cultural Ceramics Park. It was a wonderful visit and a unique design of a museum. Besides, they have a very nice dining room when serving handmade noodles.
300 Momodani; Tashiro Shigaraki Koka; Shiga 529-1814, Japan
Tel: +81 (0)748-82-3411
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