International exchange

Nuit Blanche KYOTO 2022
This event has been held on a large scale in the city of Kyoto,
and this is the 12th time it has been held.
Last night I attended a lecture held at the Institut Français.
The theme was “How can society preserve and support arts and crafts
from a French and Japanese perspective?”.

I was able to learn about France’s attitude toward arts and crafts as a national strategy.
We must thank the passion of foreigners for bringing our traditional craft culture into focus.
And we should be more aware of such facts.
I felt the same when I went to an exhibition of young Japanese printmakers at the American Embassy in Tokyo.

Merci beaucoup.
Thank you very much.
Arigatou gozaimasu.


I went to Nara for the first time in decades.
I am 47 years old and have seen many things, but Nara is still wonderful.
I took a lot of pictures of temples and Buddha statues, but I can’t tell you how powerful they are.
See them for yourself !!
So I cheat with deer pictures.

This is a model inside Todaiji Temple.
In general, no one is interested, but the light was beautiful, so I took it.
If you come to Japan, be sure to visit Kofukuji National Treasure Museum and Todaiji Temple.
We will explore Nara more in the future.


Not only does he make Shigaraki ware, but he also makes very elegant pieces like this one. He is a truly versatile artist.
Colors vary depending on the time of day and weather.
This color was taken in the weak light of the evening.
The photo below was taken in bright natural light.
Under illumination, it becomes even more different in color.

Seihakuji Kinsai Kokumon Chawan