“Lead the Next” – Joint Exhibition of Hagi Artists: Masahiro Sakakura and Takao Tahara

Masahiro Sakakura and Takao Tahara were born into families of potters who have been creating Fukawa-Hagi for generations in Nagato City, Yamaguchi Prefecture. Sakakura expresses his Hagi ware by drawing out the individuality of the local clay, while Tahara is inspired by the charm of old Hagi ceramic fragments. In this exhibition, the two artists present their own reinterpreted Hagi ware, showcasing a new beauty through their distinct perspectives. While their works may appear fresh and novel, the essence of Hagi ware, renowned for its tea ceramics and originating from the official kiln of the Hagi domain, is deeply embedded in the core of their creations. This is Hagi ware at the forefront of its 360-year history. We invite you to witness it firsthand.

* The works by Masahiro Sakakura in this exhibition are the last pieces created before he succeeds the title of Shinbei Sakakura XVI.

Dates: 21st (Fri) June – 6th (Sat) July, 2024
10:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. *Closed on Sundays and public holidays
Venue: HULS GALLERY TOKYO (Akasaka, Roppongi)
Dialogue with Artists: 21st (Fri) and 22nd (Sat) June

* Please note that the event details are subject to change. For the latest information, please check our website or SNS.

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