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Miwa Kyūwa at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Modern ceramics in the MMA collection

Miwa Kyūwa at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Miwa Kyūwa (Miwa Kyūsetsu X) (1895-1981), Unique rectangular, Hagi-glazed water jar with rounded corners and half lacquer lid

Miwa Kyūwa (Miwa Kyūsetsu X) (1895-1981)

Unique rectangular, Hagi-glazed water jar with rounded corners and half lacquer lid

1970s

Glazed stoneware

5 7/8 x 7 3/4 x 6 1/4 in.

Miwa Kyūwa at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Miwa Kyūwa at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has recently acquired a Miwa Kyūwa water jar that was featured in our 2016 Asia Week exhibition, A Palette for Genius: Japanese Water Jars for the Tea Ceremony


This is a beautiful, unique Hagi ware vessel dated to the 1970s with rounded corners and a half lacquer lid. The water jar is currently on display in Gallery 229, together with other wonderful ceramics.