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16th Paramita Ceramic Art Grand Prize Exhibition to Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Paramita Museum

* Pictures shown may differ from the works exhibited at the Ceramics Grand Prize Exhibition.

The 16th Paramita Ceramic Art Grand Prize Exhibition, in which works by the top six artists nominated by museums, galleries, and art critics nationwide as being “ceramic artists representing the times” will be exhibited, is to be held at the Paramita Museum in Mie Prefecture from June 9 to July 31, 2022. A Grand Prize of 1 million yen will be awarded to the artist who receives the most votes during the 35-days from June 9 to July 13, 2022. The Grand Prize presentation ceremony will be held on July 24, 2022.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Paramita Museum. This annual exhibition is a rare opportunity to see works by promising young artists all in one place. Why not cast your vote while enjoying works brimming with originality?


Exhibiting Artists  

– Yuko Sawaya (Ishikawa Prefecture)
– Yu Tanaka (Kyoko Prefecture)
– Yoko Tanaka (Ibaraki Prefecture)
– Tomonari Hashimoto (Shiga Prefecture)
– Takaharu Hori (Ishikawa Prefecture)
– Aya Murata (Kyoto Prefecture)


General information of the 16th Paramita Ceramic Art Grand Prize Exhibition to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Paramita Museum

Dates: June 9, 2022 – Sunday, July 31, 2022  *Open throughout the exhibition period
Venue: Paramita Museum (Room 4, 2nd floor)
21-6 Obane-en-matsugaecho, Komono-cho, Mie-gun, Mie Prefecture, Japan 510-1245
Hours: 9:30 am to 5:30 pm (Last entry 5:00 pm)
Admission: General: 1,000 yen / University students: 800 yen / High school students: 500 yen / Junior high school students and younger: free
Voting period: June 9 – July 13, 2022
Announcement Ceremony of the Paramita Ceramic Grand Prize: July 24, 2022
Organized by: The Cultural Foundation of Okada, Paramita Museum
Supported by: The Chunichi Shimbun, The Asahi Shimbun, The Yomiuri Shimbun, NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) Tsu regional station, Mie Television Broadcasting
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* Dates are subject to change without notice. Please check directly with the museum for the latest information.



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