Okayama Prefectural Bizen Ceramics Art Museum

Western Honshū

This ceramics-focused museum exhibits pieces from the Muromachi (1333–1568) and Momoyama (1568–1600) periods, plus work by several modern artists who have been designated 'Living National Treasures'.

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