Shokunin: Five Kyoto Artisans Look to the Future

This is a past event. Sunday, July 8, 2018 more dates through July 8, 2018

Portland Japanese Garden 611 SW Kingston Ave, Portland, OR

“Shokunin” means “artisan” in Japanese, a word used to designate artists who have achieved the highest level of mastery of their craft. This luxurious exhibit brings together five such artisans from Kyoto, who unite the traditional ways of working in each craft with the forward-looking innovations and designs of contemporary practices. The artisans are Hosai Matsubayashi (pottery), Shuji Nakagawa (wooden vessels), Chiemi Ogura (bamboo basketry), Keikou Nishimura (lacquerware) and Hirotsugu Ogawa (pottery). The opening weekend on May 12 features a tea ceremony with the artisans and demonstrations with Nakagawa and Ogura." - Oregon Arts Watch



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