"Ceramic Master Shoji Hamada 30th Anniversary" Exhibition

Japan Folk-Craft Museum

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Together with Muneyoshi Yanagi, the founder of the Japan Folk-Craft Museum, ceramicist Kanjiro Kawai, and ceramic master Shoji Hamada started folk-craft movement. Moreover, Hamada served as the 2nd director of the museum after Yanagi's death. Celebrating the 30th anniversary of his death, this exhibition showcases approximately 150 representative works from the museum's Hamada collection.

In 1924, Hamada started producing ceramic works using nobori-gama (climbing kiln) in Masuko Town in Tochigi Prefecture. While participating in the folk-craft movement, Hamada collected himself beautiful craft works from various ages and places, gaining inspiration from them for his own artistic creation. He boldly applied a variety of methods and techniques especially of ceramic wares, coming to realize simple yet dynamic style.

Alongside Hamada's work, other museum collections, such as the work by Bernard Leach, British antique slipwares as well as ceramics from Korean period, will be on display.

[Image: "Large Bowl with White Graze & Black Lines" (1963) H 16.0cm, D 58.0cm]

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From 2008-06-17 To 2008-08-31

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Shoji Hamada

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