Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka

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Find masterpieces of East Asian ceramics at Museum of Oriental Ceramics, with over 6,000 items mainly from Korea and China. The three-story museum boasts one of the finest ceramics collections in the world, focusing on fine craftsmanship rather than the history of ceramics. Viewed in naturally lit galleries, these pieces belong to national treasures of three countries: ancient Korea, China, and Japan. An informative video explains how this treasure was unearthed, and how it's been preserved and displayed. After visiting the museum, stop for a drink in the tea salon. To visit Museum of Oriental Ceramics on your trip to Osaka, use our Osaka trip app .
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  • Companies of the Sumitomo Zaibatsu "Ataka" went bankrupt in the 1970s. "Oriental China" becomes the war after World War II property to this children sector was a large trading company of the former conglomerate. Attracting them, bought the city of Osaka "on here 中之島 Museum of Oriental ceramics" built and released to the general public. Watch national treasure class "celadon" or "porcelain". But finish seen from a small museum in a few hours.
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  • Really a lovely small museum, but the almost total deadlock on Japanese porcelain is very unfortunate
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  • With a wide range of ancient ceramics from across East Asia and sufficient English explanation to provide context, this museum was well worth the visit even though I wouldn't usually consider myself i...  more »
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  • Even if you are the type who says “ who wants to see a bunch of pots”, you will be converted by the exquisite displays, and awesome and thoughtful curation. The natural lighting is amazing!
  • Have a great colocation of Asian ceramics. If you have history and ceramic, you will enjoy this place. 2 hours is more than enough to spend here. I wish there are more explanation in English.
  • A small museum but with some interesting exhibits.
  • Just Boring. The exhibition is dull and the explanations are too concise.
  • Fine collection of ceramics, especially Korean celadon ware. Almost no Japanese pieces, though. Detailed descriptions of individual pieces, next to nothing on broader evolution of the craft.
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