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Festival Arethe Displays Bring a New Look to Chado Ceramics

The Festival Arethe will be coming to the Mizen Fine Art Gallery. Currently the organization plans to hold the festival between September 1 and October 31, 2016. This is going to be an extremely popular event, which means that those who are interested in seeing the cutting edge of tea art will certainly want […]

The Kosai Line of Yakimono Art Continues Today

Miyagawa Kosai is a name that is synonymous with Kyo-yaki to many people. There’s no name that’s shaped the art more according to some scholars. Rather than debate whether or not this is true, it’s better to look at the facts and allow individual people to appreciate art within its appropriate historical context.

The oldest […]

Tanoue Shinya Brings Ceramics to the Mizen Art Gallery

Tanoue Shinya is the latest ceramics artist to receive a healthy promotion on behalf of the Mizen Art Gallery, and an exhibition of his work will start with a bang. There is an opening reception on May 26. Until then, though, it might be useful to take a look at some of the things […]

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 […]

Close Look at Fukumoto Fuku’s Yakimono Work

Fukumoto Fuku was featured in many places before the Mizen Gallery of Art featured her pieces in person. At one point they had a feature written up on her in Ceramics: Art and Perception, which is an honor in its own right.

Ms. Fukumoto remarked that the use of both exterior white glaze and interior […]

Life and the Universe of Yamamoto Junko

Yamamoto Junko creates pieces that all have to do with life in some way. André Malraux, who is quite famous in some circles for his experimental French fiction, used to say something like “Life is worthless, but nothing beats life.” While life is incredibly important, few people would actually be able to define it.

The […]

Fukumoto Fuku Brings her Ice Flower Yakimono Pieces to Paris

Ice Flower is the name that’s been given to the current exhibition of the ceramic art pieces made by the famous Fukumoto Fuku. Her art is, of course, being placed on display at the Gallery Mizen in Paris.

Each of her pieces genuinely does have some features that art observers would often associate with flowers. […]

Michikawa Shozo’s Work goes on Display

Those who regularly follow art headlines have probably seen now that Michikawa Shozo had been attending an ArtCeram exhibition in April. While this is certainly big news for those who are familiar with Michikawa’s work, those who might not be as familiar with it may not realize just why this is so important. Regardless, […]

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 […]

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