"Soetsu Yanagi and Old Tamba Pottery" Exhibition

Japan Folk-Craft Museum

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Yanagi Soetsu, founder of the Nihon Mingeikan, highly regarded Tamba pottery. He stated that Tamba pottery is uniquely Japanese and that it expresses an extreme quality of austerity in form, color and richness, all within a humble environment. In his very last years, Yanagi collected Tamba pottery and devoted a considerable time to writing many essays about it. Because of him, Tamba pottery gained an esteemed place in the long history of pottery in Japan.

At the Nihon Mingeikan, to commemorate the 70th year, Maestro Yanagi's great Tamba collection of approximately 200 works will be on display. There are large vases from the Medieval Period, as well as works from the Edo Period produced in a great variety of techniques including ash glaze, terracotta, drip glaze, and white splash glaze. The Tamba collection shows one of Yanagi's great pioneering discoveries.

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From 2007-01-07 To 2007-03-25

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Soetsu Yanagi

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“…the work of anonymous craftsmen, produced by hand in quantities, inexpensive, to be used by the masses, functional in daily life, and representative of the region in which it was produced.”

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