The Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park - Past Events

Below is a list of all past events for The Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park. Current and upcoming events, as well as other details, are available on the venue's page.

  • poster for Feeling the Jazz Spirit – The Ceramic Art of Kumakura Junkichi and 21st Century Artists

    Feeling the Jazz Spirit – The Ceramic Art of Kumakura Junkichi and 21st Century Artists

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2018-03-10 - 2018-06-17

    For avant-garde ceramic art, the postwar era was a time of energetic artists eagerly looking toward a new generation. Kumakura Junkichi was one of these artists; absorbing the spirit of his time in jazz...More »

  • poster for Stylish Old Imari – Pottery Designed to Edo Tastes

    Stylish Old Imari – Pottery Designed to Edo Tastes

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2017-10-01 - 2017-12-17

    The first porcelain to be fired in Japan, Old Imari ware originated about 400 years ago in Hizen Arita (present-day Arita-cho, Nishimatsuura-gun, Saga Prefecture). At first the use of porcelain ware was...More »

  • poster for Special Exhibition “The Colorful World of Ceramics”

    Special Exhibition “The Colorful World of Ceramics”

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2017-06-20 - 2017-09-24

    From ancient times, colors have stimulated our senses and had a great influence on the culture of each generation and geographical region. In ceramic art, a rich world of color is achieved by firing clay...More »

  • poster for The Dramatic Vessel

    The Dramatic Vessel

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2017-03-11 - 2017-06-11

    The “vessel” or ceramic container is the classic symbol of earthenware, being produced all over the world to be used in everyday living. Not just a functional object, vessels have become an expression...More »

  • poster for Jewels of Koto Ware

    Jewels of Koto Ware

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2016-10-01 - 2016-12-11

    Koto Ware was born in the later part of the Edo period in Hikone, a castle town with an atmosphere evoking “little Edo.” In Tenpo 13 (1842), Koto became the official kiln of the Hikone clan and entered...More »

  • poster for Inside x Outside - Art Cruise at the Ceramic Cultural Park

    Inside x Outside - Art Cruise at the Ceramic Cultural Park

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2016-06-19 - 2016-09-23

    An open air museum style exhibition of ceramic work that fuses nature with art under the concept of “Inside x Outside.”More »

  • poster for Japan x Taiwan x Hong Kong x Macau: Outsider Art Exhibition

    Japan x Taiwan x Hong Kong x Macau: Outsider Art Exhibition

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2016-05-14 - 2016-06-05

    The Shigaraki-Kai social welfare organization presents its sixth annual independent international arts exhibition held for the fourth time at Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park. Exuding youthful energy, works...More »

  • poster for Tomoko Konno “Beyond the Boundaries”

    Tomoko Konno “Beyond the Boundaries”

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    • Media: Installation - Ceramics - Party
    • 2016-03-12 - 2016-03-27

    Tomoko Konno’s sculptures are notable for their imagery of germinating and budding forms of life. Delicate yet bold, these vibrant and eccentric shapes reveal the artist’s philosophy of pursuing the quintessential...More »

  • poster for Juried Exhibition Meijer x Shigaraki Award Tradition and Innovation – Japanese Ceramics Now

    Juried Exhibition Meijer x Shigaraki Award Tradition and Innovation – Japanese Ceramics Now

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2016-03-12 - 2016-06-12

    As part of the sister state exchange program between Shiga and Michigan, this juried exhibition will be presented as a collaboration between the Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park and the Frederik Meijer...More »

  • Asamiya and Shigaraki Tea Bowls

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2016-01-23 - 2016-02-28

    An exhibition-sale of Shigaraki ware inspired by Asamiya tea.More »

  • poster for Looking at Shigaraki Ware

    Looking at Shigaraki Ware

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2015-10-04 - 2015-12-13

    Shigaraki ware has been fired continuously since the medieval period. Over this long history, a variety of pottery has been produced here, used and loved by the people of each generation. In this exhibition...More »

  • poster for From Taro Okamoto to Shigaraki Ware – Modern Shigaraki Ware and its Legacy

    From Taro Okamoto to Shigaraki Ware – Modern Shigaraki Ware and its Legacy

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    • Media: Painting - Ceramics
    • 2015-08-01 - 2015-09-30

    Showcasing the diversity of modern Shigaraki ceramics with works dating from the Meiji Restoration (1868–1912) through pieces by contemporary artist Taro Okamoto. Recently excavated works are among the...More »

  • poster for Clay and Imagination from Six Sections - Okamoto Taro’s Writings

    Clay and Imagination from Six Sections - Okamoto Taro’s Writings

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    • Media: Sculpture - Crafts
    • 2015-06-14 - 2015-09-23

    In the 1950s, Okamoto Taro discovered the roots of Japanese beauty in tradition, and declared that art is life itself. Tracing Okamoto’s philosophy in his lively writings on art, this exhibition will explore...More »

  • poster for Lisa Larson— Scandinavian Animal Ceramics

    Lisa Larson— Scandinavian Animal Ceramics

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2015-03-07 - 2015-06-07

    The first major Japanese exhibition of ceramics by the Swedish artist Lisa Larson presents around 230 works spanning her career. [Related Events] Gallery Talks by Curator Dates: Mar. 29 (Sun), Apr....More »

  • poster for 19th Shigaraki Ceramics Market

    19th Shigaraki Ceramics Market

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2014-10-11 - 2014-10-13

    The Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park presents the 19th Shigaraki Ceramics Market, featuring 160 booths of high-quality works by ceramics artists, many of whom live and work in Shiga Prefecture. Visitors...More »

  • poster for Joint Exhibition with the Ceramic Network Congress “What is Ceramic Art? Learning From the Masterpieces of Eight Ceramic Art Museums”

    Joint Exhibition with the Ceramic Network Congress “What is Ceramic Art? Learning From the Masterpieces of Eight Ceramic Art Museums”

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    • Media: Crafts - Ceramics
    • 2014-10-05 - 2014-12-14

    No society, old or new, East or West, has incorporated ceramics into daily life as much as Japan. Each area of the country has its own style of pottery with its own special characteristics, enhancing daily...More »

  • poster for Ceramist Haruyuki Matsumoto’s Exhibition by Gallery Tougeikan

    Ceramist Haruyuki Matsumoto’s Exhibition by Gallery Tougeikan

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2014-08-28 - 2014-09-28

    Ceramist Haruyuki Matsumoto investigates an original form of modeling, harnessed by the characteristics born through the process of calcination, a thermal treatment process that brings about a thermal...More »

  • poster for Amazing Ceramic Art!

    Amazing Ceramic Art!

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2014-06-29 - 2014-09-28

    Ceramics have been loved by all generations in all parts of the world. The fascination of ceramics lies in their rich power of expression, in form, color, pattern, and texture. These characteristics have...More »

  • poster for Communication + Collaboration

    Communication + Collaboration

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    • Media: Crafts - Video and Film
    • 2014-06-29 - 2014-07-27

    Communication + Collaboration features work created by 13 University of Michigan students in hands-on collaboration with students from the Kohara Elementary School. The 30 pieces include moving image,...More »

  • poster for The Beauty of Shiragaki Ware

    The Beauty of Shiragaki Ware

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2014-03-08 - 2014-06-22

    Shigaraki ware has captivated people for generations. This exhibition introduces the work of contemporary artists pursuing its beauty, as well as older works of Shigaraki ceramics that express a Japanese...More »

  • poster for Contemporary British Ceramic Art— From Bernard Leach to Young Artists

    Contemporary British Ceramic Art— From Bernard Leach to Young Artists

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2014-03-08 - 2014-06-22

    Presenting the works of masters of British ceramics such as Bernard Leach, Lucie Rie, and Alison Britton, as well as ceramics by young artists who have visited the Ceramic Cultural Park. [Related Events] Open...More »

  • poster for Tani Q “Land e Scape: Modern Preparation”

    Tani Q “Land e Scape: Modern Preparation”

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    • Media: Installation - Ceramics - Talks
    • 2013-10-05 - 2013-11-04

    Exhibition of installations including some 10 ornamental vases and stone basins along with hanging scrolls by Kyu Tani.More »

  • poster for Ceramics for Enjoying Life Series 1: The Precious Box filled with Drinking Vessels

    Ceramics for Enjoying Life Series 1: The Precious Box filled with Drinking Vessels

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    • Media: Crafts - Ceramics
    • 2013-10-02 - 2013-12-15

    Japanese culture attaches a variety of meanings to the act of drinking. This means that sake vessels are not simply utilitarian pots, but tools for communication between people. A variety of sake vessels...More »

  • poster for The 81st Shigaraki Ceramics Exhibition “What I want to express from Shigaraki”

    The 81st Shigaraki Ceramics Exhibition “What I want to express from Shigaraki”

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    • Media: Crafts - Ceramics
    • 2013-10-01 - 2013-10-20

    One of the six kilns of Japan, Shigaraki-yaki has become one of the world’s most admired pottery styles. For this exhibition, ceramic artists working in Shigaraki have taken an opportunity to reconsider...More »

  • poster for Moulding the Earth - Exhibition of Children’s Ceramics

    Moulding the Earth - Exhibition of Children’s Ceramics

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2013-07-20 - 2013-08-25

    Exhibition of 50 ceramic pieces made by children who have participated in Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park’s various programs and workshops over the past year.More »

  • poster for All of These Are Made Of Clay - 20 Years of the Artist in Residence Program

    All of These Are Made Of Clay - 20 Years of the Artist in Residence Program

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2013-06-18 - 2013-09-23

    Since its inception in 1992 860 artists from 48 countries have been accepted into the international Artist in Residence Program at the Institute of Ceramic Studies in Shigaraki, through which many have...More »

  • poster for Trees De Mits Exhibition

    Trees De Mits Exhibition

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2008-05-08 - 2008-06-29

    In the summer of 2004, Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park's artist in residence Trees De Mits, drawing inspiration from Japan's landscape and culture, became immersed in putting that into something concrete....More »

  • poster for "Life and Ceramics of the Ohmi Merchant Family" Exhibition

    "Life and Ceramics of the Ohmi Merchant Family" Exhibition

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    • Media: Ceramics - Talks
    • 2008-03-15 - 2008-06-30

    This exhibition features ceramic items that reflect the Ohmi merchant's principles on humbleness and honesty. *Exhibiting at Museum of Contemporary Ceramic Art Art Talk: April 27th (Sun), May 18th...More »

  • poster for "One Treasure in the World" Exhibition

    "One Treasure in the World" Exhibition

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2007-11-20 - 2008-01-20

    The exhibition features ceramics by children and physically challenged people. *Exhibiting at Exhibition HallMore »

  • poster for "Evolving Shigaraki Ceramics, A Fusion with Art" Exhibition

    "Evolving Shigaraki Ceramics, A Fusion with Art" Exhibition

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2007-11-17 - 2008-03-31

    This exhibition features Shigaraki ceramics by international artists who stayed at The Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park for the artists in residence program. *Exhibiting at Shigaraki Ceramic Industry Exhibition...More »

  • poster for "Japonisme Tableware: Japanese Tastes on the Western Table" Exhibition

    "Japonisme Tableware: Japanese Tastes on the Western Table" Exhibition

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    • Media: Product
    • 2007-10-02 - 2007-12-24

    At the end of the 19th century, when Japan opened its doors to the world, the Japanese actively participated in international expositions held in Paris and London to introduce its remarkable crafts. Japanese...More »

  • poster for The 45th Anniversary Asahi Ceramic Art Exhibition

    The 45th Anniversary Asahi Ceramic Art Exhibition

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2007-09-15 - 2007-09-30

    *Exhibiting at The Exhibition Hall of Industrial Ceramics [Image: Kanjiro Moriyama "Plaza Cloud"]More »

  • poster for Kyoko Tokumaru: Artist in Residence Lecture & Workshop

    Kyoko Tokumaru: Artist in Residence Lecture & Workshop

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2007-08-26 - 2007-08-26

    Kyoko Tokumaru is an artist who is participating in the "Series I: Looking at Japanese Contemporary Ceramics" exhibition, and will be working in the atelier space from June 8th until the end of August....More »

  • poster for Artist in Residence Lecture & Workshop with Yoshitomo Nara

    Artist in Residence Lecture & Workshop with Yoshitomo Nara

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    • Media: Ceramics - Talks
    • 2007-07-22 - 2007-07-22

    Yoshitomo Nara is one of the most famous Japanese artists, and has exhibited in international biennales and triennales, as well as group and solo exhibitions. His drawings and sculptures that use children...More »

  • poster for "Series I: Looking at Japanese Contemporary Ceramics" Exhibition

    "Series I: Looking at Japanese Contemporary Ceramics" Exhibition

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    • Media: Ceramics - Talks
    • 2007-06-10 - 2007-09-24

    Japanese ceramic artists are valued throughout the world and have won prizes in various international competitions. Recently a few exhibitions featuring Japanese ceramicists were held in French and American...More »

  • poster for "Welcome to the Tanuki Palace!" Exhibition

    "Welcome to the Tanuki Palace!" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Graphics - Ceramics
    • 2007-03-17 - 2007-06-03

    In Japan, the Tanuki (a raccoon like animal) has appeared in countless traditional fables as a trickster, including the famous "Kachi Kachi Mountain". In the world of art, the Tanuki has appeared frequently...More »

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