Through the eyes of Japanese and European collectors
Royal Copenhagen and Scandinavian Design
Art Noubeau to Modern

2023 Sat September 16 〜 2023 Sun November 5

Closed: Mon Oct. 2

In the long winter of Scandinavia, people have always placed a great value on home life. In this exhibition, we will focus on the charm of Scandinavian design, from Denmark and from Sweden, primarily showcasing ceramics, silverware and glass from the late 19th century to the 20th century. Royal Copenhagen, originating from the Royal Porcelain Factory in Denmark, which earned international recognition early on with its production of high-quality porcelain, became a pioneer of Scandinavian Art Nouveau through technological and design innovations. Meanwhile, there was Bing & Grondahl as a competitor of Royal Copenhagen. Jensen, who began his career as a pottery worker there, later had the opportunity to establish the world-renowned Georg Jensen, famous for its silver products. In Sweden, there is the Rorstrand, considered to be the oldest pottery kiln in Scandinavia, which produces products of elegance and dignity. In the Smaland region of the same country, glass craftsmanship has been flourishing since ancient times. Through the exploration by Orrefors and Kosta in the 1950s, it has received high praise as works of art. In this exhibition, we will display about 200 rare collections from private lenders domestically and abroad. It is an exhibition where you can fully enjoy the genius of Scandinavian design.

DateSat. September 16, 2023 – Sun. November 5
Hours10:00 – 18:00
Closed Mon. October 2
Free Admission DayFri. November 3   
Admission (tax included)Day ticket (Group of 20 persons or more) Adults: ¥1,300(¥1,040)
University Students/High School students/Senior over 65: ¥1,100 (¥880)
Junior high school students and younger: Free
*Including the admission fee for Collection Gallery
*Entry is free for high school students residing in Yokosuka or students attending high school in Yokosuka.
*Free admission for persons with a disability pass and one accompanying caretaker.    
Organized by
Yokosuka Museum of Art
Supported byRoyal Danish Embassy, Embassy of Sweden
Sponsored byFacility Management Foundation "City Support Yokosuka"
In Planning cooperation with
Brain Trust Inc.
Coffee service with flower design, "Marguerite service"
1904-22, Royal Copenhagen/designed by Arnold Krog, Shiokawa Collection