Six New-Generation Japanese Ceramic Artists to Watch

Six New-Generation Japanese Ceramic Artists to Watch

To see my full article in collaboration with All Nippon Airways please go here. Japanese ceramics expert and gallerist Robert Yellin once told me that “ceramics are like living creatures”. Indeed, when on one late autumn afternoon I was walking around his Yakimono gallery in Kyoto, located in an old…

13
Aug
Topic: Ceramics
Young generation of Japanese ceramic artists

Young generation of Japanese ceramic artists

Young generation of Japanese ceramic artists

When Tea Ceremony first came to Japan, it was elaborate and “Chinese Oriented”, but everything changed with the introduction of “Wabi” by Zen monk Murata Juko, who introduced simple and rustic aesthetics vs the richness and elegance of the Chinese arts. Like Alex Kerr writes in his brilliant book “Another…

6
Jun '20
Ceramics by Living National Treasures

Ceramics by Living National Treasures

Ceramics by Living National Treasures

The magical world of the Japanese ceramics, which encompasses wide range of styles and aesthetics from earthin-like Bizen ware to glazed stoneware pieces and porcelain by ‘Living National Treasures” or phantasmagorical creations by young generation artists such as Takuro Kuwata. Some objects that have caught my eye recently- mainly by…

6
Jun '20
Fabulous artwork by  Hashimoto Tomonari

Fabulous artwork by Hashimoto Tomonari

Fabulous artwork by Hashimoto Tomonari

Fabulous artwork by young Japanese ceramic artist Hashimoto Tomonari @hashimoto_tomonari and an excerpt about shadows from Jun’ichirō Tanizaki’s book “In praise in shadows”, perfectly describing the importance of shadows in the Japanese aesthetics .”Whenever I see the alcove of tastefully built Japanese room, I marvel at our comprehension of the…

22
Jul '18
Jugetsudo tea room

Jugetsudo tea room

Jugetsudo tea room

Owned by 160 years old dried seaweed and tea wholesaler from Tokyo Maruyama Nori, Jugetsudo tea salon and shop is like a tiny island of Japanese culture on the Left Bank of Paris. Here you can buy premium Japanese tea (like exceptional Gyokuro), beautiful artisan-made pottery or have a cup…

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May '13