March 7-May 24
To commemorate the 10th anniversary of The Museum of Ceramic Art, Hyogo, “Celadon Now” celebrates the traditions of Chinese ceramics through its influence on contemporary Japanese artists.
Celadon ware, with its distinctive milky jade-green glaze, was first introduced to Japan around the 12th century, and has long been popular in Japanese crafts, often the choice of ceramics for tea-ceremony vessels.
The highlight of this exhibition is the collection of modern works by 11 Japanese artisans, including those of Mineo Okabe (1919-1990), who is often credited for pioneering the evolvement of traditional ceramics in their embrace of contemporary design.
The Museum of Ceramic Art, Hyogo; 4 Kamitachikui, Konda-cho, Sasayama, Hyogo. Aino Stn. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. ¥1,000. Closed Mon. 079-597-3961; www.mcart.jp
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