Sponsored by Kitamura Kobo
Flower Shell-Matching Exhibition - Wedding Furniture of Daimyo –
April 14, 2016 - April 23, 2016
During the Edo period, the wedding ceremony of a daimyo’s (feudal lord) daughter was of great importance and prestige; for this occasion, a large number of luxurious wedding furniture was prepared. Among them, Kaioke - a bucket for storing the clamshells used in the game of kai-awase (“Shell-matching”) – is a utensil embued in formality and which possesses a certain sophistication of Japanese craft.