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Onishi Seiemon, 400 years of Iron Artistry

This exhibition features one special profession for the Way of Tea, making Chanoyu kettles made of iron called “kama”.
Kama is recognized as the most important utensils when tea ceremony is held. The person or profession that makes kama is called “kamashi”.
The style of kama and the skill to make them have been kept for 400 years by kamashi and tea masters.
The Onishi Family, making kettles for 16 generations, is appreciated as kamashi dedicating the Sen Family of a tea master.
On this exhibition, masterpieces by the great kamashi of the Onishi Family are being displayed. You can enjoy the “wabisabi” world of Chanoyu kettles.

  • January 2nd ~ 15th, 10:00-20:00 everyday
  • EKI Museum Kyoto (7F of JR Kyoto Station Building)
  • ¥800/adult, ¥600/high school and univ. student, ¥400/primary school student

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