Special exhibition

JAPANESE CERAMIC ARTISTS

 

An Exhibition of 
Utsuwa-Shoken 's
Selection

4 - 27 OCTOBER 2018 IN AMSTERDAM

 

MONO JAPAN is happy to announce a special sales exhibition in collaboration with the famous ceramics gallery Utsuwa-Shoken, from Kamakura (Japan).

Gallery Utsuwa-Shoken brings to Amsterdam representative work of eight potters: Shingo Arakawa, Atsushi Ogata, Teppei Ono, Nobuhiko Oyama, Shimao Kiso, Michikazu Sakai, Toru Hatta and Shigeyoshi Morioka.

The sales exhibition will take place between October 4-27, 2018. On show will be utsuwa, all kinds of stoneware vessels to serve our food.

Period: 4 - 27th October 2018
Opening time: Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 till 18:00
Location: Japan Cultural Exchange (1 floor above 't Japanse Winkeltje)
Address: Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 177-1, Amsterdam
Contact: info@monojapan.nl / 06 3831 7250

*This is not organized by 't Japanse Winkeltje, please do not contact them about this exhibition.

 

PHOTOGRAPHIES OF UTSUWA BY SHINJI OTANI ORBIT - 軌道

UTSUWA-SHOKEN

is a gallery in the old Japanese city of Kamakura, close to Tokyo. The owner, Tomoo Shoken, is renowned for her outstanding selection of utsuwa which she displays at her own gallery, or at museums and other specialty galleries. Her exhibitions attract pottery lovers from all over Japan who come from afar to see her curated shows. She is also the author of numerous books on utsuwa.

Website of Utsuwa-Shoken


PHOTOGRAPHY OF UTSUWA BY SHINJI OTANI
ORBIT

Shinji Otani was born in the ceramic city of Shigaraki where he learned the art of pottery.  Now he lives in The Netherlands as a professional photographer. In his work, he combines the fine and thorough technics typical for Japanese artists with the eye of modern European photo art. He translates his deep understanding of the beauty of handmade utsuwa pottery in a modern European photo style. His sensitive photo series 'Orbit - 軌道' is a grand homage to the utsuwa exhibited here in Amsterdam.

Website of Shinji Otani


SPECIAL EVENT ON OCTOBER 19, 2018: 
UTSUWA TALK AND DINNER

Japanese food culture and utsuwa complement each other. Forms are chosen to fit the cuisine, where the bowl and the hand that holds it form a unity. Where the natural flavors of food harmonize with the simple form of a utensil made out of earth and fire. Where the esthetics of the food-vessel balance brings happiness to our daily meals.

The utsuwa on show at the exhibition are objects for daily use. We at MONO JAPAN hope that you will enjoy the sober elegance of utsuwa.

Together with Marika Groen from the Malicafe Organic Vegan Food Amsterdam we organize a dinner evening to taste original food served in their befitting utsuwa. The evening will be completed with a talk by 2 Dutch specialists on utsuwa.

On October 19th, Marika will cook a special seasonal dinner for us! It will be served on utsuwa of our exhibition. Our eyes and stomach will be surprised by the harmony between the vessels and the delicate taste of Marika's dishes!

The buffet dinner will be preceded by a lecture on Japanese ceramics by Dick Stegewerns (Yoigokochi Sake Importers) and Hans Pillen (Craftsman). Please join us for this special event.

UTSUWA TALK AND DINNER

Date: Friday, 19th October, 2018
Time: 19:00 ~ 21:00 (Door open from18:45)
Participation fee: 51 euro (incl. VAT)
Ticket: MONO JAPAN Online shop

The participation fee includes

  • Lecture about Japanese ceramic by two Dutch specialists
    Dick Stegewerns (Yoigokochi Sake Importers) and Hans Pillen (Craftsman)
  • Buffet style dinner
  • 1 glass Sake from Yoigokochi selection and soft drinks

Schedule

18:45: Door opening
19:00 Introduction and enjoying food of Marika
19:20 Lecture of Dick Stegewerns (30 minutes)
20:00 Short talk from Marika (15 minutes)
20:20 Lecture of Hans Pillen (30 minutes)
21:00 Closing

*schedule might change.

Marika is a Japanese chef / fermentation specialist, who teaches Koji making and traditional food preservation techniques at her “Malicafe Organic Vegan Food” studio in Amsterdam and trip destinations.

In her healthy meals she fuses Eastern and Western cuisine in combination with using her homemade Miso, Shoyu, Sake and the like. Her fans and followers admire the esthetics of her dishes and the innovative use of ingredients in her menus.

More information about Malicafe Organic Vegan Food: https://malicafe.weebly.com/