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Lifestyles looking forward.Encountering Kogei, things we notice.

The beauty of Kogei in everyday life. We share a variety of information and perspectives on Japanese crafts, including exhibition information and interviews.

On November 17 and 18, 2023, the event “Go Forward 2023” was organized by “NEXTRAD,” a team of 13 kiln owners from Imari and Arita in Saga Prefecture working to ensure a sustainable future for the Arita ware industry. The event aimed to raise awareness about the craftsmanship of Arita ware and the current situation and challenges faced by the industry. It featured exhibitio...

From November 18 to 26, 2023, ceramic artist Hideki Yanashita held an exhibition of his works at Japanese pottery gallery TOBETOBEKUSA in Hatchobori, Chuo-ku, Tokyo. This marks the sixth time that Hideki has held a solo exhibition at the gallery, and exactly one year since the last one there.After graduating from Kuwasawa Design School in Tokyo, Hideki trained in Shigaraki and built an ana-gama ki...

The international trade show for interior and design, “MAISON&OBJET” is scheduled to be held from January 18 to 22, 2024, at the Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre in France. This exhibition, which began in 1994, takes place biannually in January and September, attracting companies worldwide involved in various lifestyle aspects such as furniture, lighting, textiles, interior decoration, ...

How did the Ryuhaku glaze, which has become synonymous with your work, come about?There are three historic kiln sites in Sonose, and one can still find many pieces of ceramics scattered at the foot of the kilns. The fragments from that time often have a different texture than the current image of Hagi ware, and can evoke surprisingly new and different feelings as well. One of them had a coloring s...

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