Unravelling the Charm of the World’s leading Kiln, Herend
A unique event at the Liszt Hungary Cultural Center, near Azabujuban Station in Tokyo, explores the charm of Hungary’s world-class Herend.
The history of Herend, which continues to be loved by the world’s celebrities and royal aristocrats, opened a kiln in the village of Herend in the western part of Hungary in 1826. Which at the time was under the rule of the Habsburgs. Later, Queen Victoria of England ordered a dinner set for Windsor Castle, and the series was named “Victoria”.
There are four highlights in this exhibition. One is “the finest dining table”, the second is “a chronological table that shows the history of Herend at a glance”, the third is “a photo panel exhibition that shows the process of making Herend’s ceramics”, and the last is “Herend x JAPAN”.
In 2018, a large-scale Herend exhibition was held at the Panasonic Shiodome Museum in Tokyo. The exhibition commemorated the Japan-Hungary Friendship 150th Anniversary. Treasures from Budapest: European and Hungarian Masterpieces from the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest and the Hungarian National Gallery – was also held at the National Arts Center, Tokyo in 2019 and 2020.
Hungary is also known as a musical country, but it is also a country known to have fine arts. Recently, due to the efforts of H.E. Mr Norbert Palanovics, the Hungarian Ambassador to Japan, there are multiple opportunities to appreciate many masterpieces from Hungary within Japan.
The exhibition at the Liszt Hungary Cultural Center has a unique atmosphere that lets you immerse yourself in the world of Herend and become a little Herend enthusiast.
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