Refining Water: Mizusashi & The Art of the Japanese Tea Ceremony

7 - 31 October 2021

Coming in a wide range of shapes and sizes, our selection of 20th and 21st century Mizusashi exhibits tea traditions as a longstanding curation of artistic expression and taste-making in the history of Modern Japan.

The Mizusashi is a fresh water vessel used in the Japanese tea ceremony. Typically an earthenware or stoneware jar, the water jar is an aesthetic anchor for the tea gathering. They might be pre-situated in the tea room prior to the ceremony, or carried in by the host or hostess during the ceremony. Coming in a wide range of shapes and sizes, our selection of 20th and 21st century Mizusashi exhibition spotlights tea traditions as a longstanding location of artistic expression and taste-making in the history of Modern Japan. We warmly welcome you to visit our gallery to see the selection of works.