Japanese Pottery Comes to Thua Thien – Hue Province
|The exhibition is expected to help the locals to have a better understanding about the creativity of the Japanese culture.
After its success in Hanoi, the Japanese pottery exhibition themed “Yakishime - Earth Metamorphosis” came to the central province of Thua Thien- Hue on April 27, VNA reported.
The event is jointly organised by the Japan Foundation Centre for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam, the Hue Fine Arts Museum, and the Thua Thien-Hue province's Vietnam – Japan Friendship Association.
Doi Katsuma, director of the centre, said that it is hoped that through experiencing Yakishime ceramic products, the Vietnamese public will know more about the diversity and creativity of the Japanese culture.
This exhibition is part of the Japan Foundation’s 'Travelling Exhibition Program' that introduces Japanese arts and culture to audiences overseas.
|Delegates learn about Japanese pottery products at the exhibition.
The exhibition introduces the ceramics technique yakishime which fires unglazed wares at high temperatures. One of the most basic means of producing ceramics, Yakishime has been developed in numerous distinctive directions in Japan.
This exhibition examines yakishime as an element of traditional Japanese culture from its earliest origins to contemporary works. It includes pieces made for the tea ceremony, tableware, essential items for serving Japanese food as well as a wide range of non-utilitarian objects created by contemporary ceramics artists who work with yakishime.
The display aims to introduce local people to Japanese culture by examining Yakishime from the earliest examples to contemporary works.
|A visitor takes photo of Japanese pottery product at the exhibition.
Phan Thanh Hai, Director of Thua Thien- Hue Department of Culture and Sports, said that the exhibition takes place under the umbrella of the Thue Thien- Hue’s 9th traditional craft festival towards the 50th anniversary of diplomatic establishment relations between Vietnam and Japan.
The exhibition will runs until May 14 at Diem Phung Thi Art Center, 17 Le Loi Street, Hue City.
|The display aims to introduce local people to Japanese culture by examining Yakishime from the earliest examples to contemporary works.
|Yakishime, firing unglazed wares at high temperatures, is said to be one of the most basic means to produce ceramics.
Japan has traditionally produced a large number of ceramic works. The yakishime ceramic technique in which unglazed wares are fired at extremely high temperatures of 1,200-1,300˚C.
While one of the most basic or primitive means of producing ceramics, yakishime has developed in distinctive directions in Japan, and production has continued unbroken from Japan’s middle ages through the present.
The process, which dates back as far as the 4th or 5th century, became a mainstay of the Japanese ceramic repertoire in the 17th century and remains a substantial component of the output for major ceramic centers such as Bizen, Shigaraki, and Tokoname.
The high-firing produces vitrification, or glassiness, and a rough, earthy surface punctuated with patches of brilliant sheen and color. In addition, it makes the results unpredictable, and the challenge facing the ceramist is to retain control over the delicate transformations in the clay.
Previously, this exhibition was held in Hanoi in early April and in other countries.
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