The Japan Foundation Traveling Exhibition presents preview night for Yakishime – Earth Metamorphosis on Friday, Oct. 14 at 7 p.m.
The 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.
The exhibition is open to the public at the JFLA Auditorium until Nov. 18. Exhibition hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12 – 7 p.m.; Wednesdays and Fridays, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.; Saturdays 12 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. The JFLA Auditorium at 5700 Wilshire Blvd.
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