Kogei Dining


Aatami venueMOA Museum of Art, Atami City, Shizuoka Prefecture

Alongside its activities organizing exhibitions of Japanese art, the MOA Museum of Art has been working on succession and development in Japanese culture including tea ceremony, performing arts and Japanese cuisine.
In 2017, the MOA Museum of Art was reborn as a museum of contemporary architectural design conceived by internationally acclaimed modern artist Hiroshi Sugimoto and architect Tomoyuki Sakakida.

Program outline

Date 5 (Sun.) to 7 (Tue.) November 2023, 10:00–17:30
Venue The MOA Museum of Art(26-2 Momoyama-cho, Atami-shi, Shizuoka)Opening hours: 10:00–
Program ― 10:00 | Reception

― 10:30~11:30 | Tea ceremony experience
Enjoy a tea ceremony experience in conjunction with the "Miwa Kyusetsu XIII and the Tea Ceremony" exhibition held at the same time. The program includes short talks by renowned Kogei artists.

[ Short talks ]
November 5 (Sun.): Noboru Fujinuma (Living National Treasure in the field of bamboo craft)
November 6 (Mon.): Zenzo Fukushima (Living National Treasure in the field of ceramics)
November 7 (Tue.): Kyusetsu Miwa XIII (Hagi ceramics artist)

― 11:30~13:30 | Lunch(5 to 6 days Japanese cuisine / 7 day Western cuisine)
Guests will be able to choose between Japanese dishes made with ingredients produced locally with organic farming methods and a western course meal prepared by Chef Toshihiko Yoroizuka. For the Japanese food menu, tableware made by Living National Treasure Zenzo Fukushima will be used.
*The Japanese and Western lunch are held at different venues.

― 14:00~16:00 | Atamiza event: Special performance by Tamasaburo Bando at Nohgakudo
A dance performance by Tamasaburo Bando, a Living National Treasure.
He will dance to a Nagauta (Kabuki song), “Sankyoku Ito no Shirabe,”
from a famous Kabuki play entitled Dan’noura Kabuto Gunki.

― 16:00~17:30 | Exhibition and sale of Kōgei (crafts)
Participation fee < Japanese cuisine > 45,000 yen per person (tax included)
< Western cuisine > 49,000 yen per person (tax included)
[ Included in the price ]
(1) Tea ceremony experience
(2) Lunch
(3) Special performance at Nohgakudo
(4) The MOA Museum of Art admission fee

Special performance by Tamasaburo Bando at Nohgakudo

坂東 玉三郎

Tamasaburo Bando

1950 Born in Tokyo
1957 First appearance on stage
1964 Takes the name Tamasaburo Bando V
1970 Awarded the Best New Artist Award for Fine Arts
1971 Awarded the 8th Golden Arrow Award for Theatrical Performance
1978 Awarded the 15th Golden Arrow Award for Theatrical Performance
1981 Awarded the Excellence Award at the 2nd Matsuo Art Awards
1985 Awarded the 3rd Metropolitan Cultural Honor Medal
1991 Awarded France’s Chevalier des Arts Medal; Awarded an honorary PhD in Literature from Chinese Culture University
1992 Awarded the Special Award at the Izumi Kyōka Prize for Literature
1997 Awarded the Montblanc International Culture Award, the 39th Mainichi Art Award and the Best Male Actor Awards at the 5th Yomiuri Theater Awards
2009 Awarded the 57th Kikuchi Kan Prize
2011 Awarded the 27th Kyoto Prize in Arts and Philosophy in the Arts category
2012 Designated as Holder of Important Intangible Cultural Property (Kabuki Onnagata) (National treasure)
2013 Awarded France’s Commandeur des Arts Medal for Arts and Culture
2014 Awarded the Medal with Purple Ribbon
2016 Awarded the Imperial Award at the Japanese Art Academy Awards
2018 Awarded the Grand Prize at the Matsuo Performing Arts Awards
2019 Awarded the 31st Praemium Imperiale, became Person of Cultural Merit, and Member of the Japan Art Academy
Currently Permanent Director of the Japan Actors Association, Director of the Kabuki Preservation Society

Exhibiting Artists

藤沼 昇

Noboru Fujinuma

Bamboo craftsman, Holder of Important Intangible Cultural Assets (bamboo crafts).
Born in Otawara City, Tochigi Prefecture. After studying traditional techniques under master Keizo Yagisawa, he has devoted himself to the pursuit of more creative shapes, producing elaborate and powerful works for which he received the Medal with Purple Ribbon in 2004. In recent years, he has established the Noboru Fujinuma Children's Future Dream Fund with the goal of training talented human resources who can play an active role in the world.

十三代 三輪休雪

Miwa Kyusetsu XIII

Born in Hagi City, Yamaguchi Prefecture in 1951, the third son of Miwa Kyusetsu XI (Susetsu). Starting in 1975, he studied abroad at the San Francisco Art Institute. After returning to Japan in 1981, he started making pottery at the Fusoan Miwa Kiln. His creative efforts to transcend the boundaries of Hagi ware's conceptual tradition have won him widespread praise. In 2019 he assumed the name Miwa Kyusetsu XIII.

福島 善三

Zenzo Fukushima

Born to the family owning Chigaiwa Kiln, in Asakura District, Fukuoka Prefecture. After graduating from Fukuoka University, he took over the family business and engaged in creating works using the traditional techniques and raw materials of Koishiwara ware. He was awarded the Japan Kogei Association President's Award for his “Iron-glazed kakebun jobun bowl” at the 50th edition of the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition as well as the Takamatsunomiya Memorial Prize for his “Nakano tsukihaku blue and white porcelain bowl” at the 60th edition. Rather than continuing to work the same style, he has never ceased experimenting and has been highly acclaimed for his works that harmonize tradition with original shapes and glazes.

Application (lottery-based application)

[ Application ]
Please note that the Japanese and Western cuisine courses have separate application links.
Click here.

Inquiry form:Eastern Japan Sales Center
TEL: 050-3172-4343 (9:30 - 17:30) Eastern Japan Sales Center, Yomiuri Travel Service

Important points

[ Meals ]
- If you suffer from any allergies, please let us know in advance. While we will do our best to meet your requests, please understand that we may be unable to meet your requirements in certain cases.
- The Japanese sake and meal menus may be subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.
- Alcohol will not be served to minors and those arriving by car.
[ Handling of personal information ]
- The personal information you provide will be used solely for the purpose of managing this event, including the holding of a lottery and providing guidance on the day of the event.
- We will endeavor to protect personal information appropriately by handling all personal information you provide in compliance with laws and regulations on personal information, guidelines set by the government as well as other norms and social conventions.