Summer Wares by Gen-emon Kiln and Masahiro Mori
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Gen-emon Kiln is the largest kiln in Arita. With over 400 years of history, Gen-emon is considered one of the top three kilns in Arita and is known for its detailed decoration and advanced craft. Each of the traditional Japanese ceremonial and celebratory patterns such as Shochikubai (pine, bamboo, plum) and Shonzui have meaning and a story to tell. In contrast, Hasami ware, represented by Masahiro Mori, who was one of its foremost practitioners, is known for its functionality and practical designs such as the Hiramechawan and G-shaped soy sauce cruet. Gen Kaneko, the 6th master of the Gen-emon Kiln and Masahiro Mori were both graduates of Arita Industrial High School and were close friends who often exhibited their work together. This exhibition will feature their summer wares. A decorator from Gen-emon will hold live demonstrations on 8/11 (Sat) and 8/12 (Sun).