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A Toast to the Drinking Glasss―In History and Life

A Toast to the Drinking Glass―In History and Life
Wednesday, 11 September to Sunday, 10 November


The attraction of glass lies in its luster and its clarity. Yet glass was not always clear; it only became so from around the 8th century BCE. As the contents could thus been seen and enjoyed, glass was soon put to use around the world in the making of various drinking vessels. It thus became associated with alcoholic beverages such as wine and beer. You could say that the history of glass as a material for making utensils has in fact been the history of the drinking glass.
In this exhibition, we introduce glass vessels dating from ancient times to the present, while focusing in particular on artworks depicting scenes with drinking glasses. We invite visitors to enjoy the various aspects of glasses as they appear in different scenes in life: "Dedicate," "Discuss," "Vow," "Encourage," and "Celebrate, gather, serve and enjoy."


Tokyo Midtown Galleria 3rd floor, 9-7-4 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-8643, Japan


10:00-18:00 Friday and Saturday 10:00-20:00

*Last admission: 30 minutes before closing.
*Closes at 20:00 on September 15th (Sun.), 22nd (Sun), October 13th (Sun), and November 3rd (Sun.)
*Hours subject to change.


Adult ¥1,300
College and High School Student ¥1,000
Elementary, Junior-High school students and under are free.
*A group discount applies for a party of 20 or more.
*With a certificate of disability, the admission fee of a disabled person and a care-giver will be waived.
Audio Guide

¥500 (English Available)

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