JAPANESE CERAMIC ARTISTS
An Exhibition of
4 – 27 OCTOBER 2018 IN AMSTERDAM
Opening: 4th October, everybody is welcome without invitation & reservation!
MONO JAPAN organizes a special sales exhibition in collaboration with the famous ceramics gallery Utsuwa-Shoken, from Kamakura (Japan).
Gallery Utsuwa-Shoken brings to Amsterdam representative work of eight potters: Shingo Arakawa, Atsushi Ogata, Teppei Ono, Nobuhiko Oyama, Shimao Kiso, Michikazu Sakai, Toru Hatta and Shigeyoshi Morioka.
The sales exhibition will take place between October 4-27, 2018. On show will be utsuwa, all kinds of stoneware vessels to serve our food.
Period: 4 – 27th October 2018
Opening time: Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 till 18:00
Location: Japan Cultural Exchange (1 floor above ‘t Japanse Winkeltje)
Address: Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 177-1, Amsterdam
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org / 06 3831 7250
More info: Check MONO JAPAN website!
*This is not organized by ‘t Japanse Winkeltje, please do not contact them about this exhibition.
is a gallery in the old Japanese city of Kamakura, close to Tokyo. The owner, Tomoo Shoken, is renowned for her outstanding selection of utsuwa which she displays at her own gallery, or at museums and other specialty galleries. Her exhibitions attract pottery lovers from all over Japan who come from afar to see her curated shows. She is also the author of numerous books on utsuwa.
PHOTOGRAPHY OF UTSUWA
BY SHINJI OTANI
Shinji Otani was born in the ceramic city of Shigaraki where he learned the art of pottery. Now he lives in The Netherlands as a professional photographer. In his work, he combines the fine and thorough technics typical for Japanese artists with the eye of modern European photo art. He translates his deep understanding of the beauty of handmade utsuwa pottery in a modern European photo style. His sensitive photo series ‘Orbit’ is a grand homage to the utsuwa exhibited here in Amsterdam.
SPECIAL EVENT ON OCTOBER 19, 2018:
UTSUWA TALK AND DINNER
Japanese food culture and utsuwa complement each other. Forms are chosen to fit the cuisine, where the bowl and the hand that holds it form a unity. Where the natural flavors of food harmonize with the simple form of a utensil made out of earth and fire. Where the esthetics of the food-vessel balance brings happiness to our daily meals.
The utsuwa on show at the exhibition are objects for daily use. We at MONO JAPAN hope that you will enjoy the sober elegance of utsuwa.
Together with Marika Groen from the Malicafe Organic Vegan Food Amsterdam we organize a dinner evening to taste original food served in their befitting utsuwa. The evening will be completed with a talk by a Dutch specialist on utsuwa.