Plates and Vessels for Chakaiseki

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The Hatakeyama Memorial Museum in Gotanda specialises in the display of arts related to the tea ceremony and the profound aesthetics of 'tea taste', including utensils, paintings, pottery, ceramics and even calligraphy. Its latest exhibition zooms in on the tableware used for cha-kaiseki, the meal served to guests as part of a formal tea ceremony. Such utensils were supposed to be both beautiful to look at and plain enough to not overshadow the artistically crafted dishes – a balance that motivated potters, lacquerware artists and other artisans to pursue ever greater heights in their work. After checking out the exhibits, sit down for ¥500 matcha and wagashi (tea tickets are sold at the front desk).

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