Contemporary Japanese Ceramics Exhibition

Presented by JICC, Embassy of Japan

In celebration of the 2014 National Cherry Blossom Festival, the JICC, the Onishi Gallery of New York, NY and the National Cherry Blossom Festival in the Nation's Capital are proud to present:

Contemporary Japanese Ceramics:
Living National Treasures and Other Masters

Ceramics and crafts can be companions, intimate and irreplaceable elements of our daily lives. In this sense these art forms - ceramics and crafts - are the ones tied most closely and inseparably to the human heart.

Kazuko Todate
Art critic & member of the International Academy of Ceramics

The exhibition of beautifully crafted contemporary ceramics showcases works and techniques from different generations. The works of father and son or daughter, master and pupil, are exhibited side by side to demonstrate how cultural heritage is passed on from one generation to the next. The viewer travels in time and witnesses an evolution in art, an inheritance in skills and talents, an undeniable familial bond and influence and the artists' individual triumphs, which are at once unique and also steeped in history.

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