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Dai Ichi Arts, Ltd.

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Object, Vessel: Ikebana Sogetsu, Yasuhara Kimei, and the Art of Japanese Ceramics

September 12 – 28, 2023
Opening Reception: September 14th, 2023
Asia Week Hours: 11am–5pm

Dai Ichi Arts is delighted to present Object, Vessel: Ikebana Sogetsu, Yasuhara Kimei, and the Art of Japanese ceramics for this Asia Week Autumn 2023 season. The exhibition focuses on the symbiotic relationship between the ceramic works of Japanese potter Yasuhara Kimei and the Ikebana Sogetsu school in Japan, and is in collaboration with the Ikebana Sogetsu archives.

Little known in the West, Yasuhara Kimei (1906-1980) was one of Japan's most avant-garde ceramic artists of the 20th century. His ceramic work inspired the innovative floral artists of the famous Ikebana Sogetsu school and produced a transcendental impact on modern potters and Ikebana artists alike in Japan that has lasted generations. In particular, his conceptualization of the “Object Vase” inspired the founders of the important Sodeisha school, Yagi Kazuo & Kumakura Junkichi.  Offering a rare chance to see a congregation of Yasuhara Kimei’s works in person outside of Japan, this show is the first exhibition in the West to introduce and present his profound ceramic works alongside his contemporaries, showing Dai Ichi Arts’ commitment to presenting the heart of Modern and Contemporary Japanese ceramics.

Accompanying this exhibition is a catalog featuring essays by Japanese art curators Kazuko Todate & Russell Kelty.

To view the exhibition and online catalog, click here.