Date / time
7 February - 30 April, All day
“Stories of Clay: Discovering Chosŏn Korean Potters in Tokugawa Japan” is a virtual exhibition and digital history project that combines the study of heirloom ceramics and sherds, together with documentary evidence, in order to trace the lives and works of captured Korean potters who were taken to Japan during Toyotomi Hideyoshi’s invasions of the Korean peninsula that took place between 1592 and 1598 (also known as the Imjin War).
The exhibition has been curated by Seung Yeon Sang and Rebekah Clements as part of the European Research Council Horizon 2020 Starting Grant Project, “The Aftermath of the East Asian War of 1592-1598” (grant agreement No 758347) at the Department of Translation, Interpreting, and East Asian Studies, Autonomous University of Barcelona. The exhibition website includes original research considered together with current scholarship, downloadable worksheets for educators, and an ongoing video series of expert talks. More videos will be added to the website in the coming months.