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Japan Foundation Traveling Exhibition “YAKISHIME: Earth Metamorphosis”

2024 May 09, 20:03,

The Embassy of Japan and the Japan Foundation, to introduce and promote

Japanese culture to the people of Nepal, are going to hold an exhibition "YAKISHIME:

Earth Metamorphosis" at the Embassy Hall, Panipokhari, Kathmandu. The exhibition

will remain open for free to the general public from May 11 (Sat.) to 30 (Thu.) from 9.30

a.m. to 4.30 p.m. everyday.

Ceramics, whether pottery, porcelain, or earthenware, are produced throughout

the world, wherever clay, the essential raw material, and wood for firing can be found.

The Japanese tradition of using of yakishime, unglazed, high-fired wares, for serving

food and drink may, however, be unique.

The exhibition introduces yakishime ceramics, which developed in distinctive

directions in Japan, as a part of Japanese traditional culture. It explores the history of

yakishime, from its origins to the present, its use in tea wares and utensils for serving

food, and its emergence as objets d’art. It will offer visitors from other cultures, to whom

these simple but profoundly tasteful ceramics may be unfamiliar, an excellent opportunity

to experience the sensibility and aesthetic unique to Japan.

Both Nepali and Japanese peoples embrace traditional culture and crafts as well

as contemporary art. It is hoped that the visitors will, through experiencing this generous

array of yakishime wares, find the depth and diversity of Japanese culture and gain

insight into its creativity.

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