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Rare Events Going on at the Festival Arethe

As we had the opportunity to mention before, ARETHE is a festival that provides the rare chance to enjoy contemporary art by way of the classic tea ceremony. This isn’t something that happens every day, because many people perform the tea ritual in a certain specific fashion. This is a more avant-garde style that presents […]

Shaping the Miyagawa Kosai Legacy

Between June 21-25, 2016 the Mizen Fine Art Gallery will be presenting the works of Miyagawa Kosai. These pieces are fine examples of the Kyo-yaki art, and they’re a rare breed to say the very least. It’s certainly work it to take a second look at how this unique artist got his start and […]

Bringing Ceramic Art from Okinawa into the Modern Era

Pottery continued to grow and transform throughout all of history in Okinawa. Nothing really ever stands still in the field of the arts. This was also true of this kind of pottery of course. The same was true of Okinawan ceramics during the Taisho period.

By this point many people had become familiar with merchandise […]

Reopening the Musée Rodin

One of the biggest pieces of news in the art world right now is the fact that the Musée Rodin just reopened on November 12. The museum, dedicated to Auguste Rodin and his famous bronze pieces, was in bad shape and required major restoration work. This isn’t the first time that it had some […]

Moriyama Kanjiro is a Master when it Comes to Cutting and Shaping

Moriyama Kanjiro is a unique Japanese artist who creates asymmetrical works that are incredibly modern. Like many postmodern Japanese artists, however, his works are still grounded in tradition and that makes him particularly well loved among a wide variety of different groups.

Essentially he sculpts material by taking a perfect sphere and then cutting into […]

Onimaru Hekizan Comes to the Yakimono Paris Gallery

Onimaru Hekizan is a prominent Japanese ceramic worker who has planned a very short stay in Paris. Since these sorts of individuals seldom come to visit France, it served as a very major announcement to say the very least. However, he will be in the area for a short period of time as he […]

Influences from the Work of Naoki Maeda

Due to the fact that the Yakimono Gallery is putting several of his pieces on display, Naoki Maeda is quickly becoming something of a household name in some circles. As a result, people are starting to recognize him as a sort of leader as far as modern urushi lacquer work is considered. This is […]

Yakimono Gallery Hosts More Contemporary Urushi Pieces with Igawa Takeshi’s Work

Starting on March 22 the Yakimono Gallery will be hosting several notable contemporary Urushi artists. Considering the constant mention of Kurimoto Natsuki that individual perhaps needs no introduction.

Of course, interesting people like Naoki Maeda are already connected with the organization in the popular imagination. Igawa Takeshi is another top individual working with he organization. […]

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 […]

Simulation and Form – The Photography and Experiments of Shozo Kitadai

“Simulation and Form – The Photography and Experiments of Shozo Kitadai”

at Taro Okamoto Museum of Art, Kawasaki (Setagaya, Kawasaki area) (2013-10-19 – 2014-01-13) Shozo Kitadai was a core member of the pioneering inter-media group of the 1950’s “Jikken Kobo”, and as part…

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