Japanese Pottery in New York. Microscopic Craft from KAGA

Japanese Pottery in New York. Microscopic Craft from KAGA
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Japanese Pottery in New York. Microscopic Craft from KAGA. Ruri Takeuchi & Eiko Tanaka Duo Exhibition. October 25th Fri. – 27th Sun. Opening Reception October 25th Fri. 6pm-8pm.


Ruri Takeuchi & Eiko Tanaka Duo Exhibition at Sara Japanese Pottery in New York

Nestled in the Sea of Japan is Ishikawa prefecture.

For roughly 350 years, between the period of Japan’s Warring States and the Edo Period, Kaga province, in Ishikawa prefecture, became known for its wood and lacquer ware from Yamanaka city and ceramic ware from Kaga city; it was a tradition of craft-making which was passed down from generation to generation.

Kaga’s tradition of craft is rooted in the culture of Chanoyu and Noh Drama, but it is also the skill and driving spirit of the artisans that continue to make the craft.

While following the tradition of the craft, the artisans continue to push forward a more contemporary dynamic.

Porcelain painting artist, Ruri Takeuchi, and wood turning and lacquer ware artist, Eiko Tanaka, are two young artisans who are reinvigorating the traditional Kaga craft.

Every piece is created with a deliberate and refined hand – wood-turned lacquer ware pieces and painted porcelain pieces that express the two artists different worldviews and the mastering of their respective crafts. This three-day exhibition will be an exploration of their talents and the tradition of Kaga craft.

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