Liang Yi Museum Presents Chrysanthemum and Dragon: The Art of Ornamentation in Japan and China in the 17th – 19th Century
Liang Yi Museum, the largest private museum in Hong Kong, is set to debut its newly acquired collections of yatate (portable stationery) and kiseru (tobacco pipe) from the Edo (1603-1868) to Showa (1926-89) in its latest exhibition, “Chrysanthemum and Dragon: The Art of Ornamentation in Japan and China in the 17th – 19th Century”.
Chrysanthemum and Dragon, which opens from March 19 to August 15, 2019, features a stunning display of over 180 Japanese everyday and cultural objects; offering unique insights into the artistic developments and impeccable craftsmanship in Japan during the 17th to 19th century. Also on display alongside are over 50 objects from the museum’s classical Ming and Qing dynasties furniture collection. The cross-cultural exhibition provides a well-rounded visual study of the lavish arts and crafts movements between the two cultures:
“The exhibition not only juxtaposes classical Chinese furniture and scholarly objects alongside Japanese artefacts categorised by their respective craftsmanship to demonstrate the development of the crafts in the respective culture; it also provides viewers with a chance to explore the underlying Sino-Nippon cultural exchanges that can be traced back to the Tang dynasty in China (618-907).” – Liang Yi Museum
What: Chrysanthemum and Dragon: The Art of Ornamentation in Japan and China in the 17th – 19th Century
When: From now to August 15, 2019
Where: Liang Yi Museum
Address: 181-199 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Phone: (852) 2806-8280
By appointment only.
Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 6pm.
Closed on Sundays, Mondays and Public Holidays.