Koichiro Isezaki “Naru”

LIXIL Gallery 1 & 2

poster for Koichiro Isezaki “Naru”

Ends in 30 days

Clay is the lifeblood of Bizen, it has long been thought. Bizen employs the most fine-textured clay among the so-called Six Ancient Kilns. Because Bizen clay cannot withstand sudden changes in temperature, firing temperatures need to be raised very slowly. Bizen clay roughly falls under yama-tsuchi (lit. mountain clay) and ta-tsuchi (paddy clay). The latter is stickier and more malleable, and fires to a finish that is widely considered the best in terms of allowing the intrinsic character of the clay shine through. Of course, not all Bizen artists use what is considered top-quality clay, but serious engagement with clay still remains a major preoccupation for many, one of whom is Koichiro Isezaki, a ceramicist who was born into a family of Bizen potters.



from January 23, 2020 to March 30, 2020



Venue Hours

From 10:00 To 18:00
Closed on Wednesdays


Address: Tokyo Tatemono Kyobashi Bldg, LIXIL:Ginza 2F, 3-6-18 Kyobashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0031
Phone: 03-5250-6530 Fax: 03-5250-6549

1 minutes walk from Kyobashi Station, 3 minutes walk from Ginza-1-chome or Takaramachi Station, 7 minutes walk from JR Yurakucho Station.

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