The Japan Foundation Traveling Exhibition
YAKISHIME - Earth Metamorphosis
October 18 - November 19, 2016
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 12pm-7pm
Wednesdays & Fridays: 12pm-4pm
Saturdays (11/5 & 11/19): 12pm-4:30pm
*Closed on Sundays & Mondays, 11/11[FRI] & 11/12[SAT]
(5700 Wilshire Blvd. #100 Los Angeles, CA 90036
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The Birth of Yakishime / Yakishime as Tea Wares / Washoku and Yakishime
Washoku and Yakishime / Yakishime as Objets d'art
Now on View
This exhibition introduces yakishime ceramics, which developed in distinctive directions in Japan, as a part of Japanese traditional culture. It explores the history of yakishime, from its origins to the present, its use in tea wares and utensils for serving food, and its emergence as objets d'art. While the works exhibited include examples of innovative styles that go beyond the conventional concept of yakishime, this exhibition also introduces yakishime in the context of the tea ceremony and washoku, Japanese cuisine. It will offer visitors from other cultures, to whom these simple but profoundly tasteful ceramics may be unfamiliar, an excellent opportunity to experience a sensibility and aesthetic unique to Japan.