Since I came to Kyoto, I often go to art museums not only to see temples and Buddhist statues, but also to see works of art. There are opportunities to go to the same place many times and see the same work many times. There are many things that I notice again each time. Even the same thing can give a different impression depending on how it is displayed, the time of day, and various small differences. Of course, it also depends on our age and mental state. I went to the Kyoto National Museum with my French friend. We went to see the tea ceremony exhibition. I felt that the exhibition place for Kizaemon should be on the first floor. The atmosphere was not very good. Unohanagaki’s exhibit was great. I thought it was the best exhibit I’ve ever seen.
The next day, we went to the Raku Museum. It was a wonderful presentation on the theme of tradition and innovation. I felt that the theme of “Transcending” was also important, and the content was good. Of all the artists, the first generation Chojiro is the person I respect the most. I also love the 15th generation. An aspiring ceramist should not miss such an opportunity. There will be many discoveries that cannot be obtained on the Internet. You should actually see the real thing with your own eyes.
The contrast between black and yellow is also beautiful, but complex mixed colors such as cobalt blue, black and silver are attractive.
The matte luster and traces of shells on the inside, and the kodai that integrates with the shape of the upper body are also interesting.
Kuro Bizen Chawan | Size(cm)W10.7-H8.7 | Takushi TAKAHARA
Japan suddenly became cold. My body can’t adapt yet, so I’ll be careful not to catch a cold.