Herend: Porcelain from Hungary

General Information

Jan. 13 – Mar. 21, 2018
10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (Admittance until 5:30 p.m.)
Wednesday (Except for Mar. 21)
Adults: ¥1,000
Students (College): ¥700  
Students (High / Middle school): ¥500
Visitors aged 65 or over carrying proof of age: ¥900
Groups of 20 or more will receive a ¥100 discount per person (not including those aged 65 or over).
Admission is free for children in primary school and younger.
Admission is free for disability passbook holders and up to one accompanying adult.
Panasonic Shiodome Museum, The Yomiuri Shimbun, The Japan Association of Art Museums
Embassy of Hungary, Minato Ward Board of Education
Lion Corporation, Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd., Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance Inc.
Lufthansa Cargo AG
Planning Cooperation
Art Impression Inc.
Publicity and Event Cooperation
HOSHI SHOJI (Exclusive Japanese Agent for Herend)

Exhibition overview

Visitors are invited to explore the art of Hungary's legendary Herend porcelain works, treasured by Europe's heads of state since the 19th century.

Founded in 1826 in the small town of Herend, about 110 kilometers southwest of Budapest, the Herend factory flourished under the official patronage of the Habsburg Dynasty, who ruled the Austro-Hungarian Empire. By vigorously promoting their wares at the many world fairs held in the late 19th century, Herend began receiving orders from royalty. With custom from Queen Victoria and Empress Eugenie, wife to Emperor Napoleon III, the factory's reputation soared.

The 230 displayed items* span Herend's history, from rare early treasures to baroque and rococo masterpieces, works inspired by Chinese and Japanese designs, and more contemporary pieces. The exhibition offers a great opportunity for visitors to sample the timeless grandeur of Herend, a name that still stands for the highest quality.

* Some of the displays will be changed midway through the exhibition’s duration. The first set of displays will be featured from Jan. 13 – Feb. 13; the second set will be shown from Feb. 15 – Mar. 21. For details, please contact the museum.