Hajime Tamura “Roles of the ghost”

Paku Paku An

poster for Hajime Tamura “Roles of the ghost”

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Hajime Tamura returned to Akita, where he was raised, after the environment in Mashiko - where he had been residing - was badly impacted by the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. Relocating to at hut buried for much of the year under deep snow in the scared mountains, he has been devoted himself to production, leaving only to travel to various parts of the country in order to complete his works. In one respect Tamura is like a reclusive philosopher, while at other times his character is more akin to that of a friendly young boy. It is this multifaceted personality that feeds into his work. In his lineup of everyday use items, Tamura demonstrates fluid and sensual modeling as well as particular approaches to glazing that only he can achieve. It is as if these highly practical pieces are modeled by a woman, and then infused with a masculine edge.
Skeletal-like hands frequently appear in these “ghost” works, indicating a kind of conceptual existence. Living in his mountain hut, it seems that Tamura is at one with nature, embracing the power and existence of that which is unspoiled, along with changes in the environment and the behavior of animals with which he cohabits throughout the seasons. There is a sense of both his fear and respect for “ghosts” that underlies these works. In this solo exhibition, a variety of new blue and white porcelain works, ranging from sake ware and tableware other objects, will be presented.



from December 02, 2017 to December 10, 2017
Exhibition Hours: 11:00-19:00. Closed on Dec. 7 (Thu).

Opening Reception on 2017-12-02 from 14:00 to 19:00


Hajime Tamura



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