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Traditional Japanese Ceramics

January 11 – March 18, 2007

Thousands of years ago, ceramic production appeared in Japan before anywhere else in the world. In historic times local ceramic traditions — distinguished from one another by their clays, throwing methods, firing and glazing techniques and other standards and practices — have existed in every part of the country. This exhibition, organized by the Japan Foundation, features 64 pieces representing many of Japan’s traditional kiln sites and includes works by such proponents of the Japanese mingei, or folk art movement, as Kawai Kanjiro and Shoji Hamada.