Kogei Dining

Event

Hiroshima venue Ueda Soko School, Ueda School Wafudo

A tea ceremony will be held at the Ueda School Wafudo, the headquarters of the Ueda Soko School of tea ceremony, which has a long history dating back to the Momoyama period (1568–1600), using utensils created by artisans from the Chugoku and Shikoku regions. The dim sum will be served on plates created by traditional Kōgei (crafts)artists. Kitaoka, a long-established Japanese restaurant with one Michelin star, will serve a kaiseki meal (Japanese tea-ceremony dishes) using local ingredients.

Program outline

Date and time Saturday, March 4, 2023, 13:30–17:30
Venue The Ueda School Wafudo(2-10, Furuehigashimachi, Nishi-ku, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture
Program ― 13:30~14:00 | Visit to the tea ceremony room of Wafudo

― 14:00~15:00 | Tea ceremony
Koicha (thick tea) or Usucha (thin tea) will be served using utensils created by artisans from the Chugoku and Shikoku regions.
※Even those with no experience in Japanese tea ceremony can participate.

― 15:00~16:00 | Talk
Sōkei Ueda <Head of the Ueda Soko School of Tea Ceremony> Kazumi Murose <Lacquer artist, Holder of an Important Intangible Cultural Property, Makie (gold lacquering technique) (Living National Treasure)>

― 16:00~17:00 | Meal
Multi-course Kaiseki cuisine, served as a collaboration between a Michelin one-star traditional ryotei Japanese restaurant and Kōgei crafts

― 17:00~17:30 | Exhibition and sale of Kōgei (crafts)
Exhibition and sale of works by renowned artists based in the Chugoku and Shikoku regions
Fee Participation fee of 66,000 yen per person (tax included)
※Participation fee varies depending on the course.
[ Included in the price ]

(1) Participation in the tea ceremony
(2) Meal
(3) Drinks (Japanese sake and soft drinks during the meal)
(4) Talk
Exhibition and sale of Kōgei crafts - Purchased artworks can also be sent separately by mail.

Talk

上田 宗冏

Sokei Ueda

Head of the Ueda Soko School of tea ceremony.
Born in Hiroshima in 1945, he graduated from Keio University and succeeded to the post of the 16th Head of the Ueda Soko School of tea ceremony in 1995. His main activities include supervising tea ceremony rooms in Japan and abroad, including teaching in the tea ceremony room in the Japanese Garden in Chongqing, China, in 1987. In 2008, he gave a lecture at a tea ceremony symposium at the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in New York, and he offered the hospitality of a samurai-style tea ceremony at the G8 Speakers’ Meeting, which was held in Japan for the first time, in Hiroshima.

Exhibiting Artists (*listed in order of the Japanese syllabary)

七代 金城 一国斎

切金螺鈿菓子器「青麦」

Ikkokusai Kinjo Ⅶ

1965 Born in Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture
1988 Completed a course at the Kagawa Urushi Lacquerware Institute
1991 Succeeded to Ikkokusai Kinjo VII
1992 Received a prize for the first time at the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition (and 29 more times since then)
1993 On the occasion of the wedding of Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress, the carved lacquer Takamori-e colored paper box Ishiniwa was presented by Hiroshima Prefecture
1995 Recommended for full member of the Japan Kōgei Association
2004 Received the POLA Encouragement Award from the POLA Foundation of Japanese Culture
2004 Received Hiroshima Culture Award
2005 Received an Encouragement Award from the Japan Kōgei Association for his work Kirikane Decorated Box, Waterfall Morning, at the 52nd Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition.
2007 Received an EnerGia Art Award from the EnerGia Culture and Sports Foundation
2011 Recognized by Hiroshima Prefecture as a holder of an Intangible Cultural Property, the Ikkokusaitakamorie lacquering techniques.
2013 Received the Toyo Kaneshige award at the 56th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Chugoku Branch Exhibition
2018 Received the Asahi Shimbun Award at the 65th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
2019 A member of the judging committee for the 66th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition. Received a prize and the work was purchased by the Imperial Household Agency.
2021 Recognized as a Regional Person of Cultural Merit and received the Commendation from the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.
庄村 久喜

「白釉茶碗」

Shinbe Sakakura XV

1972 Graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts Department of Sculpture
1974 Completed a course in ceramics at the graduate school of the same university
1978 Succeeded to Shinbe Sakakura XV
1984 Became a full member of the Japan Kōgei Association
1993 A solo exhibition held at the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center in Los Angeles
1994 Supervised Nodate (open-air) and Ryurei (table-seated) tea ceremonies at the Meiji Mura historical theme park, and held a Chronicle Exhibition
2000 Work exhibited in the 400 Years of Hagi Ware Exhibition in Paris
2009 Exhibition for his 60th Birthday held at Nihombashi Takashimaya
2012 Appointed a director of the Japan Kōgei Association (until 2016)
2012 Secretary General of the Japan Kōgei Association Yamaguchi Branch (until 2016)
2013 Recognized as a holder of the Prefecture's Intangible Cultural Property, the Hagi Ware
2014 Exhibition of Shinbe's Raku Ware and Kichizaemon's Hagi Ware held at Sagawa Art Museum
2018 Exhibition for his 70th Birthday held at Nihombashi, Okayama and Takasaki Takashimaya
2019 Received the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays at the spring decoration ceremony
伊勢﨑 淳

万年花生

Jun Isezaki

1936 Born in Imbe, Bizen City, Okayama Prefecture, second son of Yozan Isezaki
1959 After graduating from the Special Art Department of Okayama University Faculty of Education, he followed his father, Yozan, and began a life of pottery making with his older brother, Mitsuru
1966 Became a full member of the Japan Kōgei Association
1985 Created a ceramic wall for the 100th anniversary of Seishin Gakuen
1993 Received the Okayama Cultural Encouragement Award
1996 Received a commendation from the Sanyo Shimbun for his cultural contributions
2002 Created a ceramic wall for the new Prime Minister's Official Residence
2005 Received the Okayama Cultural Award
2007 Work exhibited in Crafting Beauty in Modern Japan: Celebrating Fifty Years of the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition at the British Museum
2011 Held a two-person exhibition in Heidelberg, Germany
2013 Held a Four Living National Treasures exhibition in London, England
2015 Held a three-person exhibition Uishizen (Conditioned Nature) with Kazuo Okazaki and Natsuyuki Nakanishi at the Okayama Prefectural Museum of Art
2016 Work exhibited in the Bizen: From Earth and Fire, Exquisite Forms exhibition at the National Crafts Museum of the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
伊勢﨑 創

「備前三角扁壷 」

So Isezaki

1968 Born in Bizen City, Okayama Prefecture
1987 Graduated from the Industrial Design Department of Okayama Technical High School
Apprenticed to a Bizen potter, Shoji Yamashita, in the same year
1996 Received a prize at the 43rd Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
2004 Received a prize at the 51st Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
Became a full member of the Japan Kōgei Association
2011 Received the Japan Kōgei Association Award at the 39th Traditional Arts and Crafts Exhibition (Ceramics Division)
2013 Received the Japan Kōgei Association award at the 56th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Chugoku Branch Exhibition
Received an Encouragement Award at the 2nd TOBI
2018 Received the Japan Kōgei Association Award at the 46th Traditional Arts and Crafts Exhibition (Ceramics Division)
Received the Ceramic Art Society of Japan Award (Grand Prize) at the 7th TOBI
Work exhibited in the Bizen: From Earth and Fire, Exquisite Forms exhibition (the National Crafts Museum of the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, and other venues)
2022 Work exhibited in Ceramics of the Past and of the Future: The Timelessness of Traditional Japanese Craft Arts
大谷 早人

籃胎蒟醤菓子器「緑風」

Hayato Otani

1973 Graduated from the Lacquer Art Department of Kagawa Prefectural Takamatsu Kougei High School
Apprenticed to the late Hitoshi Ota (Living National Treasure)
1981 Completed the fellowship course at the Kagawa Urushi Lacquerware Institute
1982 Became a full member of the Japan Kōgei Association
1987 Received the Asahi Shimbun Award at the 4th Traditional Japanese Lacquer Exhibition
1995 Received the Commissioner for Cultural Affairs Award at the 12th Traditional Japanese Lacquer Exhibition
1998 Received the Takamatsunomiya Memorial Award at the 45th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition (the work was purchased by the Agency for Cultural Affairs)
2001 Received the Commissioner for Cultural Affairs Award at the 18th Traditional Japanese Lacquer Exhibition
2002 Received the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Award at the 49th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition (the work was purchased by the Agency for Cultural Affairs)
A member of the judging committee for the 20th Traditional Japanese Lacquer Exhibition (He has held this position since then.)
2004 Became a member of the judging committee for the 51st Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition (three more times thereafter)
2009 Received a Medal with Purple Ribbon and the Kagawa Prefecture Arts and Culture Award
2013 Received the Holder (of an Important Intangible Cultural Property) Award at the 60th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
Received the Kagawa Prefecture Person Of Cultural Merit Award
2020 Recognized as a holder of an Important Intangible Cultural Property, Kinma Lacquerware
隠崎 隆一

備前徳利

Ryuichi Kakurezaki

1950 Born in Goto City (Kabashima, the Goto Islands), Nagasaki Prefecture
1979 Apprenticed to Jun Isezaki (Holder of an Important Intangible Cultural Property "Bizen Ware")
1990 Became a full member of the Japan Kōgei Association
Work exhibited in the International Garden and Greenery Exposition (Japanese Government Garden, Osaka City)
1995 Received the Top Prize at the 8th MOA Mokichi Okada Awards
1997 Work exhibited in the Bizen Ware, Thousand Years of Traditional Beauty exhibition (The National Ceramics Museum/France)
2000 Work exhibited in the Chanoyu Way of Tea - Contemporary Design exhibition (the Helsinki Art Museum, Finland)
2005 Work exhibited in the Contemporary Clay Japanese Ceramics for the New Century exhibition
(Museum of Fine Arts Boston, U.S.A., in 2006 Japan Society and several venues in New York)
2014 The Ryuichi Kakurezaki, Serving for Integrity exhibition (the Musée Tomo, Tokyo)
2015 Received the 56th Mainichi Art Award and the Japan Ceramic Society Gold Award FY 2014
2017 WOODFIRE NC 2017 International Woodfire Conference (North Carolina, U.S.A.)
2019 Work exhibited in the Bizen: From Earth and Fire, Exquisite Forms exhibition (the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo and other venues)
Recognized by Okayama Prefecture as a holder of an Important Intangible Cultural Property
2021 Special exhibition Ceramics by Ryuichi Kakurezaki-Transitions of Form and Expression (Setouchi City Museum of Art, Okayama)
木村 芳郎

碧釉漣文器

Yoshiro Kimura

1946 Born in Ehime Prefecture
1975 Established his studio, Taisogama, in Higashi Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture
2008 Design Miami/Basel Basel (Switzerland) ('09, '10, '11, '12, '13, '14, '15, '16, '17, '18, and '19)/Design London
2009 Pavillon des Arts et du Design Paris
2010 TEFAF MAASTRICHT 2010 Maastricht, the Netherlands ('14, '15, '16, '17, '18, '19, and '20)
2011 Design Miami 2011 Miami, U.S.A. ('12, '13, '14, '15, '16, '17, '18, and '19)
2012 Japan Land Of Enchantment exhibition, Palazzo Pitti, Florence, Italy/Vallauris Ceramics Biennale the Musee Picasso, Vallauris, France/collect (Saatchi Gallery), London ('15)
2015 Art Stage Singapore Singapore ('16, '17)/Asia Week Tsubo: The Art of the Vessel, New York
2016 Craft Arts: Innovation of Tradition and Avant-Garde, and the Present Day, the National Crafts Museum of the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo (Tokyo)/Spring Masters New York (New York)/EAF MONACO (Grimaldi Forum), the Principality of Monaco, Art Miami (Miami) ('17)
2017 TEFAF NEW YORK SPRING (New York)/The Salon Art + Design New York/2019 Fine Art Asia (Hong Kong, China)
2020 2020 Kōgei: Art Craft Japan, the Philadelphia Museum of Art (U.S.A.)/the Contemporary Japanese Ceramic Art exhibition, the Georgia Museum of Art (U.S.A.)/Award for Excellence, Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition (Asahi Shimbun Award)
2021 Became a member of the judging committee for the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition/Recognized as a Regional Person of Cultural Merit (Arts) and received a Commendation from the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
2022 The 50th Anniversary Exhibition of the Japan Kōgei Association, Ceramics of the Past and of the Future: The Timelessness of Traditional Japanese Craft Arts
新庄 貞嗣

「萩茶碗」

Sadatsugu Shinjo

1950 Born in Nagato City, Yamaguchi Prefecture
1977 Completed a postgraduate course in sculpture at the Department of Crafts, Tokyo University of the Arts
1983 Became a full member of the Japan Kōgei Association
1983 Created a ceramic wall for Paltopia Yamaguchi
1987 Received the Yamaguchi Prefecture Art Culture Promotion Encouragement Award
1991 Created a ceramic wall, To Meet, for the Yamaguchi Prefecture Social Welfare Hall
1999 Appeared on a TV program, "Yakomono Tanbo (Exploring pottery)" (NHK-BS)
2000 Work exhibited in the 400 Years of Hagi Ware Exhibition in Paris
2001 Work exhibited in the 400 Years of Hagi Ware Exhibition (Tokyo, Kyoto, Fukuoka, Hagi)
2005 Participated in the International Ceramics Biennale Workshop (Korea)
2005 Received the Yamaguchi Award for Arts and Cultural Merit
2016 Appointed as a director of the Japan Kōgei Association and the Secretary General of Yamaguchi Branch
2018 Recognized as a holder of Yamaguchi Prefecture's Intangible Cultural Property, the Hagi Ware
2021 Received the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays
2022 Work exhibited in Ceramics of the Past and of the Future: The Timelessness of Traditional Japanese Craft Arts
前田 昭博

「白瓷面取壺」

Akihiro Maeta

1977 Completed a course in ceramics at the Crafts Department of the Osaka University of Arts
1991 Received the Mainichi Shimbun Award at the 11th Japan Ceramic Art Exhibition
1997 Received the Award for Excellence at the 10th MOA Mokichi Okada Awards
1998 Received an EnerGia Art Award (EnerGia Culture and Sports Foundation)
1999 Received the Tottori Culture Award
2000 Received the Asahi Shimbun Award at the 47th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
2003 Received the Grand Prize at the 20th Anniversary Grand Prix of the Tanabe Art Museum, the Designs of Tea Ceremony exhibition
The 50th Anniversary Award of the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
2004 The 61st Chugoku Cultural Award
2005 Received the 60th Anniversary Award at the 60th Shinsho Kōgei (New Association of Artisans of Fine Arts) Exhibition
2007 Received a Medal with Purple Ribbon
2010 Received the Tottori Prefecture Person Of Cultural Merit Award
2013 Recognized as a holder of an Important Intangible Cultural Property, Hakuji White Porcelain
2020 Received the FY 2019 Japan Ceramic Society Gold Award
Currently He is currently a director of the Japan Kōgei Association and Chairperson of the Ceramics Division

How to apply (lottery ticket sale)

[ How to apply ]
If you would like to participate, please apply from here.

[ Inquiries ]
Inquiry Form:East Japan Sales Center
TEL:Yomiuri Travel’s East Japan Sales Center 03-5550-0666(9:30〜17:30)
[ Deadline ]
Until 23:59 on Friday, February 24, 2023

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.
[ Prevention of Covid-19infection ]
- At the time of holding the event, all possible measures to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 infection will be taken. We kindly ask all visitors to read the following points in advance to ensure their understanding and cooperation. Moreover, the event may be canceled or postponed depending on the future progress of the infection.
- Thoroughly wash your hands, disinfect your fingers and observe coughing etiquette.
- Wear a mask when coming to the venue.
- Help us in maintaining social distancing. When seated, refrain from talking as much as possible.
- Before coming to the event please measure your temperature and, if you have a fever of 37.5 ° C or higher, or if you have been in close contact with a person diagnosed with the Covid-19 infection, or if you have visited a country/region where the infection continues to spread within the two preceding weeks, please refrain from coming to the event. Should you discover you have contracted the infection within 2 weeks after coming to the event, please contact our office (03-5550-0666).
- We will be measuring attendees’ temperature at the entrance of the venue. In the event of temperature above 37.5 ° C, admission will be refused.
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