Japanese Tile: A Century of Beauty and Utility
Co-curated by Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum, INAX Live Museum, and Tajimi City Mosaic Tile Museum, this exhibition showcases approximately 4,000 tiles, offering insights into their history and the influence they had on art and architecture. Tile art, the origins of which can be traced back to ancient Egypt, is a long-established medium recognised for its durability and ease of cleaning. In Japan, tiles have been a staple in our living spaces since the early 1920s. Reflecting the aesthetic sensibilities and technological advancements of each era, each tile tells a unique story, providing a fresh perspective on architectural and artistic history.