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May 7, 2012

Japanese Style in Wales – Part 2

by gordonmichaelsutton

As promised, here’s the second post from a recent visit to the Ruthin Crafts Centre to see their current exhibition – Japanese Style.

There was a large selection of Japanese ceramics – old and new – on display.

Among the work being exhibited were artefacts created by Koji Shiraya, Kaori Tatebayashi, Akiko Hirai, and Ikuko Iwamoto.

These cups were crafted by Yasutake Konno. The more traditional Japanese ceramics were represented by the Hale Collection of Tohoku Ceramics.

Travelling in China late last year I got used to using chopsticks but was completely unaware of the craft of producing wooden cutlery in Japan. Here’s some decorative detail from some spoons and forks. Eat your heart out, Muji!

And the cutlery itself…

Some of the exhibits are for sale, too.

As I’ve said already, this is an amazing exhibition and beautifully presented.


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