The Japan Foundation Traveling Exhibition


YAKISHIME - Earth Metamorphosis



October 18 - November 19, 2016     


Exhibition Hours:

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] 


JFLA Auditorium
(5700 Wilshire Blvd. #100 Los Angeles, CA 90036     

Street parking is available near JFLA. Click here for Parking Info.


Admission: FREE


Phase I:
The Birth of
Yakishime / Yakishime
as Tea Wares / Washoku and Yakishime




Phase II:
Washoku and Yakishime / Yakishime as Objets d'art



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.

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