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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 […]

Tea Culture History Shaped the Pieces at Festival Arethe

The Way of Tea is much more than the single physical ceremony even most Westerners are familiar with. Chado was actually the reason that the ARETHE Festival was created in the first place. This ceremony was always actually sort of avant-garde. While the actual organization became rigidly ritualized in many cases, the actual art […]

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 […]

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 […]

Miyagawa Kosai Represents the Finest Kyo-yaki has to Offer

Mizen Fine Art is certainly quite ecstatic over the fact that Miyagawa Kosai pieces are going to be shown at the gallery. The exhibition will be held in order to celebrate 18 works that were exclusively sold from June 21-25 of this year. Several of these pieces are indeed quite notable. Those who take […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Contrasts of Potters in Okinawa

More than anything, the pottery of Okinawa has been distinguished by the high contrast of bright colors as well as its unique indigenous style. It certainly incorporates outside ideas, but stands quite separate from others. What makes the collection at the Mizen Art Gallery so interesting, though, is that it actually is available for […]

Different Forces Shape Ceramics in Okinawa

As the Mizen Art Gallery has been enjoying the presence of major works of Okinawa ceramic art, it might be a good time for some history. Free and dynamic art styles became widely incorporated into the Japanese artistic movement known as Mingei. This period marked a return to simple and solid concepts.

Shapes designed during […]

Mizen Art Gallery Introduces Okinawa Ceramics Collection

Between Thursday April 28 and straight on through May 12, the Mizen Art Gallery will have the honor of introducing a seldom viewed collection of ceramic pieces from Okinawa. It isn’t often that these pieces are put on display outside of the Japanese prefecture by any means. This should therefore be looked at as […]