Asia Society Promotes Kamakura Period Sculptures
The altogether too brief Kamakura period showcased art that juxtaposed fascinating Buddhist divinities alongside of modern notions of artistic realism. Asia Society recently featured an exhibition that covered this time period in Japanese history, and it featured many different representations of Buddhist divinities in vibrant styles.
An approximately 22-inch tall head of a guardian with […]
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 […]
Kanazawa Samurai Exhibition
Exhibition at Maison du Japon Paris
Kanazawa, arranged on the bank of the Sea of Japan, was before the capital of the Kaga fief. This fief, the most terrific in Japan, was led from the mid-sixteenth century by the effective Maeda tribe who supported a prospering of the crafts. The Maeda masters favoured the advancement […]