Kitaoji Rosanjin only served the very best

Jul 14, 2015

Kitaoji Rosanjin only served the very best

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Only a culinary visionary would declare in 1935: “If clothes make the person, dishes make the food.” He went on to explain, “Appropriate care must go into their selection, not only in terms of quality, but also to see that the size, depth, color ...

'Lucie Rie: A Retrospective'

Jul 7, 2015

'Lucie Rie: A Retrospective'

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July 7-Aug. 30 To commemorate 20 years since the death of Lucie Rie, one of Europe’s most renowned studio potters of the 20th century, the Chiba City Museum of Art is presenting her creative legacy through a retrospective of her work. Recognized internationally, Rie ...

3-D printing throws ceramics into a spin

Jun 4, 2015

3-D printing throws ceramics into a spin

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Cutting-edge 3-D printing technology is changing the dynamics of Japanese ceramics as designers merge the traditional craft with a digital framework in pursuit of aesthetic refinement — and drastically reduce the time needed to create their artwork by ditching the potter’s wheel. Yuichi Yanai ...

Transforming the splendor of Japanese art

Sep 25, 2014

Transforming the splendor of Japanese art

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Every culture treasures its arts, and art museums are at the forefront of art preservation, engaging curators and specialists to ensure works remain as faithful to the originals as possible. Japan, however, has a long cultural and philosophical tradition that runs counter to the ...

Ryuichi Kakurezaki: on clay and legends

Feb 19, 2014

Ryuichi Kakurezaki: on clay and legends

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It’s not easy to make profound changes in a ceramic style that has a 1,000-year history. Take, for instance, the style known as Bizen. Bizen pottery is one of Japan’s most celebrated high-fired unglazed ceramic styles, and continues to be so to this very ...