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Influences of the Mingei Movement in the Field of Ceramics

Once again, the Mingei movement was extremely influential in so many fields as well as in ceramic. Yanagi Souetsu was a philosopher who stressed the value of traditional Japanese crafts quite a bit. Hamada Shoji and Kanjirou Kawai followed along, become the other two amongst the first three masters of this elegantly simple style.

Naturally […]

The Exhibition Wu Wei Showcases the Calligraphy of Yoshimoto Shofu

On April 15, 2016 the Mizen Art Gallery will host the Exhibition Wu Wei, which features the calligraphic art of Yoshimoto Shofu. This won’t be the first time that the gallery has honored this particular artist. Back in 2014 the Mizen Fine Art Gallery was promoting the artist, and work from the artist was […]

Ballades en Terres – Scupltures by Shozo Michikawa

The French ride of SHOZO MICHIKAWA started at gallery MIZEN Fine Art on October 17th. Its terracotta sculptures seems like sharing a glamourous swing with the public. Collectors as well as refined aesthetes are invited to discover these inspired earthenware clays of the Japanese volcanic earth.

Returning to the Town of Tamba

Tamba in Hyogo has become a major event over the years. The pottery has also developed multiple names as well. Tachikui was the original place of origin for the style, so sometimes one might still see it referred to as tachikui yakimono. Those origins are quite interesting in their own right.

The origins stretch back […]

Takatori Yaki has a History that Stretches far Back

Onimaru Hekizan is a prominent takatori yaki artist that deserves a great deal of attention these days. Takatori yaki tea sets by Onimaru Hekizan are part of the collections of Zen Buddhist temples in Japan. For instance, the Silver Ginkaku-ji and Daitoku-ji temples in Kyoto hold pieces from Onimaru-sensei’s work in their collections.

Therefore, the […]

Folk-Craft Museum is Using Soetsu Yanagi’s Real Tea Yakimono Pieces

Way back in 1955 the Japan Folk-Craft Museum held its first tea ceremony. The organizer should be no stranger to fans of the traditional art crafts. It was none other than Soetsu Yanagi, who selected some very unique tea pots for the event. He also selected unique utensils to be used alongside the pots […]

Mari Tsuchiya’s Ceramic Pieces go on Public Display

From January 21 until January 26, fans of ceramic art will be able to see the Glitter exhibition at the Tambourin Gallery in Shibuya-ku. While the name might bring to mind images of Hollywood glitz and glamor, the Glitter exhibition is actually a great deal more down to earth than this. Mari Tsuchiya is […]

Raku Tea Bowls Take Center Stage at Mitsui

Until January 25, art appreciators will be able to see the Raku tea bowls exhibition at the Mitsui Memorial Museum. The exhibition is a major yakimono ceramics show that features some select instruments from the classical tea ceremony. As the name suggests, a special exhibition of Raku tea bowls is taking center stage.

Both red […]

Ayumi Gallery Set to Have Huge Yakimono Exhibit

The Tetsuo Watanuki Exhibition at the Ayumi Gallery will start on the last day of January 2014. While it might seem like it’s a little early to start thinking about things like that, this exhibition is going to be very large. It will feature eighty different examples of delicate ceramics made by firing in […]

The Unique Prestige of a Joint Italian and Japanese Nihonga Art Exhibition

The National Museum of Modern Art in Kyoto decided to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Japanese Cultural Institute in Rome. To do so they put together an incredible exhibition of 170 nihonga paintings and other decorative art pieces. The event also celebrated the 400th anniversary of the founding of the […]